Opportunities for Artists: Writer to Writer

Have you been looking for a convenient and supportive writing group–a forum in which to share your writing, get valuable feedback, and develop your craft? Or a writing class where you can learn from skilled and experienced practitioners without breaking the bank? If your answer to either–or both–of these questions is yes and you live in or around Northern Manhattan, then Writer to Writer may be for you. Sunday Best curator Patricia Eakins and new Sunday Best volunteer Dianne Garville will be facilitating this new workshop which they describe as “an affordable, welcoming harbor for writers in any genre who work in isolation and are looking for a supportive community, constructive critical feedback, and encouragement to submit manuscripts for publication.”

Writer to Writer will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood (20 Cumming Street, New York, New York 10034) on six consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning April 18, 2012. Each session will run from 7pm to 9 pm; the cost is a mere $10 per workshop session ($60 for the entire program). Writer to Writer will be a facilitated peer workshop appropriate for writers of all skills and experience levels from the novice to the published professional. Anyone who writes and takes his or her writing seriously knows how valuable a supportive yet structured workshop can be in terms of providing inspiration, guidance, support, and perspective. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a workshop with two highly skilled writers and teachers at a price that can’t be beat.

Read on for more info about Patricia and Dianne:

Patricia Eakins is the author of The Hungry Girls­ and The Marvelous Adventures of Pierre Baptiste (a novel) which won the NYU Press Prize for Fiction and the Capricorn Fiction Award of the Writer’s Voice. She has also won two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Parnassus, Conjunctions, Fiction International and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Aga Khan Prize. The French translation of The Hungry Girls came out in 2003. Eakins has an M.F.A. in fiction from Goddard College and has taught writing at Trinity College (Hartford, CT), The New School, and NYU-SCE. She curates the Sunday Best Reading Series in Northern Manhattan.

Dianne Garville is the author of The Snow Baby’s Search for Christmas, a children’s book published by American Heritage. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and is the winner of the Ardella Mills Prize for Graduate Fiction. She has attended the Bennington Writer’s Workshop and received an Americorps grant to attend the NY Writers Conference at Skidmore College. She has done post-graduate work in creative writing at City College and is currently working on Carmen’s Daughter, a memoir linking intergenerational family stories. Dianne has taught English and Creative writing in New York public schools for fifteen years.

For more information about the workshop, please email Patricia at fabulara@earthlink.net or Dianne at diannebgarville@yahoo.com.

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  1. How do we sign up? or is it a walk-in? Sounds very interesting. Thank you for posting.

    • You can email Patricia at fabulara@earthlink.net or Dianne at diannebgarville@yahoo.com for more information or to sign up. I’ve revised the blog post to include this contact information.

    • Thank you for your interest, Claire. We hope the workshop will be useful and revelatory for those who take it, and we hope that a true community of writers will emerge. You may sign up by e-mailing me, Patricia Eakins, fabulara at earthlink dot net, or by confirming via comment here. I will send this same message to you at your Verizon account.

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