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Tucson, AZ March 22, 2018

Writers Studio Free Writing Workshop

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Bring your pens, pencils, tablets, or laptops to our free writing workshop! Writers Studio Tucson teachers Donna Aversa, Lela Scott MacNeil, and Reneé Bibby will offer an introduction to The Writers Studio method. Learn about the elements of craft, receive a writing exercise, and begin a story or a poem. Beginners and advanced writers welcome. No fee and no RSVP required. Questions? Call Reneé Bibby at (520) 591-8795.

NYC March 25, 2018

Writers Studio Faculty Members & Master Class

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 5 pm
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York (between Thompson & Sullivan)
With readings by Lisa Bellamy, Nancy Connors, Lesley Dormen, Judy Gerbin, and Lucinda Holt
Admission: $8 (+ 1 drink)

Hudson NY March 29, 2018

The Writers Studio Hudson Valley

Student and Faculty Reading

Thursday, March 29, 2018 7-8:30 pm

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale

440 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

NYC March 29, 2018

NYC Writers Studio Master Class Students Reading

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7 pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York
With readings by Allison Muir and Alexandra DiSclafani

Free (1 drink minimum)

NYC April 15, 2018

Writers Studio Faculty Members & NYC Master Class Students Reading


Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5 pm
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York
With readings by Lisa Badner, Julianne Bond, Isabelle Deconinck, Therese Eiben, and Michele Herman
Admission: $8 (+ 1 drink)

NYC March 17, 2018

The Writers Studio at The New York Public Library

Saturday, March 17, 1:00 – 3: 00 PM

“On Writing: When the Needle is Stuck”

Lecture by Christopher X. Shade

Having trouble writing in these times? Unsure how to really get started, though you’ve started hundreds of times? Is the project escaping you? How to re-orient the compass needle. Join us in learning how the Writers Studio Method can help your writing break free of uncertainty with an emphasis on narrative voice.

Free. More details here.

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NYC March 14, 2018

Michele Herman Victory Boulevard Reading and Talk

Longtime Writers Studio teacher, Michele Herman, will read from her new poetry chapbook, Victory Boulevard, and talk about writing and teaching.

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 PM

New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

Sixth Avenue and 10th Street

Free and open to the public

Tucson March 10-11, 2018

The Writers Studio at Tucson Festival of Books

University of Arizona

Stop and say hi, learn more about our Tucson and Online Workshops

Visit us at Booth 117

Tampa March 7-10, 2018

The Writers Studio at AWP

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Tampa Convention Center
& Marriott Tampa Waterside

Tampa, Florida

Pick up a tee shirt, an anthology, and say hi.

Visit us at Booth 448

San Francisco March 6, 2018

Matthew Zapruder in Conversation with Mark Peterson in the Craft Class

Matthew Zapruder will discuss his book, Why Poetry, with Mark Peterson, director of The Writers Studio San Francisco.

Check your Sunday Craft Class email for location.

NYC March 1, 2018

Poetry Society of America Celebrates Federico Garcia Lorca

PSA, Alfred A. Knopf, and The New School celebrate the publication of Poet in Spain by Federico Garcia Lorca, New Translations by Sarah Avio (Knopf, 2017). Philip Schultz joins Sarah Arvio, Roberto Montes, Cyrus Cassells, and others to read from the collection and share reflections on the influence of this beloved poet.

The New School, 66 West 12 Street, NYC. Details here.

NYC February 25, 2018

Writers Studio Level Faculty Members & Master Class Students

Watch the video here.

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7 p.m.
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York
Readings by Joel Hinman, Rachael Nevins, Christopher Shade, Iris Lee Stoler, and Anamyn Turowski
Free (1 drink minimum)

San Francisco February 23, 2018

Writers Studio Level Faculty Members & Master Class Students

Friday, February 23, 2018, 7 p.m.

East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA
Readings by Mark Peterson, Lorraine Babb, and Cecile Barlier

NYC January 19, 2018

The Writers Studio Celebrates Launch of Luxury by Founder/Director Philip Schultz

Watch the video here.

Reading by acclaimed Poet Philip Schultz, followed by conversation with Executive Director of Poetry Society of America, Alice Quinn. 

Friday, January 19, 7pm
The Strand Book Store; 828 Broadway at East 12th Street, New York.


San Francisco January 16, 2018

Writers Studio Level Faculty Members & Master Class Students

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6 p.m.

Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Readings by Kathie Jacobson, Tamara Schuyler, and Tristan Silverman

NYC November 17, 2017

The Writers Studio Celebrates Pushcart Press

Watch the video here.

Friday, November 17, 7pm
The Strand Book Store; 828 Broadway at East 12th Street, New York

With readings by: Jim Shepard, Grace Schulman, Chase Twichell, and Jai Chakrabarti.

Buy a copy of Pushcart Prize XLII or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand’s main floor registers or at the door to attend.

Admit one.