Sep 3, 2005, 8:37 AM
Post #13 of 17
Sergio, I saw that your question had yet to be reponded to, so i thought i would help.
Re: Writers Voice program
According to its site, "The Writer’s Voice Workshop is one of the most distinguished literary communities in New York City. Our gifted instructors will help to free your imagination so that you can begin writing or take your craft to the next level."
This is not an academic program per se, it is a community based program run by the YMCA offering various workshops in writing. If you live in NYC it soudns like a great way to explore yourself as a writer and explore various methods and genres of writing.
You can go to the Writers Voice Program page with this link:
Writers that teach in the Writers Voice Program include:
Diana Amsterdam is a playwright, screenwriter and memoirist whose work has been produced in New York at Manhattan Class Company, American Jewish Theatre, Abingdon Stage and Cucaracha. She is regularly commissioned by the BBC to write plays for radio. Diana’s screenplay Just Lust is optioned in London and LA; her screenplay, The Other Woman, was selected in 2003 as New York Women in Film and TV’s 25th Anniversary Screenplay.
Beth Ann Bauman is the author of the short story collection Beautiful Girls. Her work has been published in literary journals and anthologies, including Many Lights in Many Windows: Twenty Years of Great Fiction and Poetry from The Writers Community. She is a 2004 Fellow in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
ï»¿Priscilla Becker, teaches a course on poetry, drama, and fiction writing at columbia university. Her first book of poems, Internal West, won The Paris Review book prize. Her work has appeared in Open City, The Paris Review, Fence, and Raritan. She writes record reviews for The Nation, Filter, and Tracks magazine.
Elaine Edelman’s books include Boom-de-Boom and Noeva: Three Women Poets. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Esquire, The New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, and other magazines. She has taught at N.Y.U. and currently teaches at the New School where she received the Distinguished University Teaching Award.
Marcia Golub has published two novels, Secret Correspondence and Wishbone. She is the author of a book on writing, I’d Rather Be Writing. Her unpublished novel Tale of the Forgotten Woman was a finalist for the PEN/Nelson Algren Award, and was nominated twice for the Editor’s Book Award/Pushcart Prize. She has also taught at Bread Loaf, where she was a Fellow.
Mindy Lewis's memoir, Life Inside was released as a Washington Square Press paperback in November 2003. Her articles and personal essays have been published in Newsweek, Lilith, Poets & Writers and Body & Soul magazines, and in two anthologies: "Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper" and "Voices from the Couch."
Nadine Mozon is currently engaged in two screenwriting projects, one under pending option Agreement and another with redwall productions. Her second book of poetry and essays is underway. Among her credits as dramatist are her one-woman show that received an AUDELCO nomination in New York and a Drama-Logue Award in Los Angeles, and a commissioned ensemble theatre piece, "ID Please." Other acting credits include regional theatre, television and film. In addition to reading engagements for her book of poetry, Kiss it Up to God, Nadine continues reaching communities of young people and adults via her Mozart workshops in poetry and theatre.
Sonia Pilcer is the author of five novels: Teen Angel, Maiden Rites, I-Land: Manhattan Monologues, Little Darlings and The Holocaust Kid. She has written for the screen and TV and also wrote the screenplay of Teen Angel in collaboration with Garry Marshall. Her adaptation of "I-LAND" ran for several years at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Company. For six years, she was Director of the Writing Program at the Chautauqua Institute. She has taught at City College, Hofstra, and currently leads workshops at the Berkshire Community College.
Carol Rial was the developmental editor of Art Buchwald’s memoir, Stella in Heaven and the co-writer of Nicholas C. Forstmann’s lung cancer memoir. For four years, she was a script analyst and book scout for Miramax Films and currently a teacher at Hunter College.
Thaddeus Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. His second novel, Tetched, was published recently by Behler Publications. His first novel, Roughhouse (Kaya Press), was a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award. He has received two Pushcart Prize nominations and has been a writer in residence at Yaddo, macdowell and other colonies.
Amy Kathleen Ryan grew up chewing pencils in a sleepy Wyoming town. She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve, but unfortunately only her mother recognized its literary merit. Her first novel for young adults, Shadow Falls, was released in June of 2005 by Random House, and has received critical acclaim. Amy has an MA in English from the University of Vermont, and an MFA in writing for children from New School University.
Charles Salzberg was cited by New York Magazine as one of the “Great Teachers” of New York City. He has published in McCalls, Esquire, New York, Elle, The New York Times Arts & Leisure, The New York Times Book Review, GQ, and many others. His books include From Set Shot to Slam Dunk and On a Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place. He is co-editor of How Not To Great Famous People: The Best Stories from Ducts.org.
Charlie Schulman is the Co-Artistic director of The Drama Center. He teaches screenwriting at New York University. His chapter on â€œPlaywritingâ€? will soon be published in â€œThe Portable MFAâ€? (Writers Digest). His play â€œCharacter Assassinsâ€? will be produced Off-Broadway in the fall. He is currently working on the screenplay.
Lee Slonimsky has published poetry in such places as Best of Asheville Poetry Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Classical Outlook, Connecticut Review, The Hiram Poetry Review, The New York Times, Poetry New York, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. His first book, Talk Between Leaf and Skin (SRLR Press), is in its second printing, and he has two more collections forthcoming, Money and Light (also from SRLR Press) in October of 2005, and the sonnet sequence Pythagoras in Love from Orchises Press in January of 2007. He's had work nominated for a Pushcart Prize three times, holds an M. A. In creative writing from CCNY, and has taught fiction and poetry writing at the University of Pennsylvania and other schools.
Estha Weiner is co-editor and contributor to Blues For Bill: A Tribute To William Matthews. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Estha is founder and director of The NY Writers Nights Series for Sarah Lawrence, The Marymount Writers Nights, a Speaker on Shakespeare for The New York Council For The Humanities. And she teaches at City College of NY and Marymount, she also teaches Creative Writing/Poetry for The National Book Foundation. WNET Public Television has recently made her a consultant. This summer she joined the poetry faculty of The Frost Place and The Stonecoast Writerâ€™s Conference.