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The Black List & Women In Film Set Writers, Mentors For Inaugural Feature Lab

The Black List and Women in Film’s inaugural Feature Lab has its participants and mentors. Each writer in the weeklong residential lab will workshop one screenplay through a peer workshop and one-on-one sessions with professional screenwriting mentors. Show More Summary

Understanding Russian propaganda and other unique classes coming to the Bay Area

Russia is watching you. This is the basic message a Russian writer is currently trying to impart to Bay Area residents through a unique workshop series focused on Russia's controversial "cyber war" against the United States.

A formatting refresher

Submissions to FtQ and to the workshops I teach bring manuscripts with all kinds of formatting in terms of spacing, fonts, etc. While I’m fine with writers using whatever font and formatting they want for their personal use, writers should...

Feminist Roxane Gay Calls Out Fatphobic Writers' Workshop

The Bad Feminist author is shutting down discrimination against writers based on how much they weigh.

Roxane Gay Defends Writer Sarah Hollowell Against Fatphobia at the Midwest Writers Workshop

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

One would think that in the areas of academia, publishing, and literature, a person could be free from toxic, arbitrary beauty standards and fat-shaming. Alas, you'd be wrong, and writer Roxane Gay is using her name and platform to call out an institution with which she's had a relationship...until they decided not to give someone a particular position for being too fat.

'SNL' alum Julia Sweeney brings stand-up show to Second City

“Saturday Night Live” veteran and longtime writer and performer Julia Sweeney will make her Second City stand-up debut this January in a brand new workshop production, it was announced Tuesday. Staged in Judy’s Beat Lounge at The Second City, “Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider” will cover everything...

Ebert Fellows Announced for Sundance 2018

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the fifth annual Roger Ebert Fellowship at the Sundance Institute, a workshop that brings together emerging film writers, critics and filmmakers for mentorship jointly by the Sundance Film Festival and RogerEbert.com. Show More Summary

Motivating the Reluctant Protagonist

2 months agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

In a recent workshop I gave, two of my students had a similar problem: both their protagonists were stubbornly resistant to doing what the story required of them. This suggests the often-encountered problem of a writer trying to force a character into doing something contrary to her nature. But that wasn’t the case here. Instead, […]

Favorite Asian titles

At the Asian American Writers' Workshop's The Margin they 'asked some of our favorite writers, editors, and translators for their recommendations', resulting in 16 Writers on Their Favorite Translated Titles from Across Asia. Since the...Show More Summary

Sasheer Zamata Among Mentors For Turner, Refinery29 Lab That Will Produce TBS Digital Pilot

3 months agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Thanks to Turner and Refinery29, eight female comedy writers will each receive tutelage and a chance to earn a production partnership. Those two companies are behind the Riot Comedy Lab, a two-day workshop that will end with one attendee...Show More Summary

Writing takes work

4 months agoAcademics : Nature

Professors and students alike can benefit from attending a writers' workshop, says Eli Lazarus.

A new journey ahead

On this day honoring a bigtime traveler I'll be heading home from Edmonds, WA after doing a workshop at the Write on the Sound Writers' Conference. Had a bright, fun class and a great time. I also went to other...

Poets: Lost In Academia

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Academic institutions are now the biggest steward of poets, who teach everything from freshmen composition courses to graduate workshops. While the financial viability of this arrangement for writers seems to be waning, as universities and colleges find it easier and cheaper to exploit the labor of academics, it is still the uncomfortable status quo.

A Writing Workshop for Workers, and a Long Poem About Taking Orders

Hua Hsu writes about the Worker Writers Workshop, a collaborative group organized by PEN America and led by the writer Mark Nowak.

DC’s Writers Workshop Class of 2017 Announced

DC Comics has revealed the participants of the 2017 Writers Workshop, a 13-week course led by Dark Nights: Metal writer Scott Snyder. The post DC’s Writers Workshop Class of 2017 Announced appeared first on CBR.

Need Not Apply

“It may be vanity on my part … but I have a fairly high opinion of the two pieces that I sent in.” A 68-year-old aspiring writer has accused the Iowa WritersWorkshop of age discrimination, reports The Los Angeles Times. In his complaint, Dan Thomson cites “statistics from the program that reveal that, in the last […] The post Need Not Apply appeared first on The Millions.

Literary Firsts & Worsts

A writer approached me after my workshop at Literary Cleveland’s Inkubator event to tell me this was the first writing conference she’d ever attended. Her comment got me thinking of… Continue reading ?

68-Year-Old Writer Files Age Discrimination Complaint Against Iowa Writers' Workshop

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Workshop officials deny that age is used as a factor in the consideration of any application, according to the university's emailed responses to Thomson. All applicants, instead, are evaluated based on their writing samples. Dan Thomson, however, maintains that application statistics collected by the university show that, over the past five years, none of the […]

Young Writers: the South Bronx Connection

The KR Young Writers Workshop—immersive, exhausting, relentlessly exhilarating—can give high school students a powerful taste of new possibilities. That has been especially true for students from the South Bronx in… Continue reading...

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