Stealing from the Poet's Tool Box: A Workshop for Fiction Writers with Estha Weiner

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PMUTC -05:00

    Sarah Lawrence College
    1 Mead Way
    Bronxville, NY 10708
    United States

    Instructor: Estha Weiner
    Length: 1 session, $200
    Saturday, February 24th,  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Have as many tools as possible, when you start to write that story/novel:

    During the first part of  this intensive ,  we will read variant short fiction or portions of  short fiction and a one-act play that  successfully use many tools of the poet, from writers:   Grace Paley, Jamaica Kincaid, Tim O'Brien, Harold Pinter, and James Joyce.   I'll  supply this collection.  We'll  then discuss what poetry tools  these writers are using.

    The second part  will be  to begin a first draft  of  your short  story, utilizing the poetry tools, as well as , of course, tools of fiction. You'll have the chance to read your drafts out loud, and  we'll have the chance to respond. New rich work for all!

    ESTHA WEINER 's newest poetry collection is  forthcoming from Salmon Poetry, Ireland,  in  Spring, 2018  She is  author of  In the Weather of the World  { Salmon, 2013}, The Mistress Manuscript (Book Works, 2009); Transfiguration Begins At Home (Tiger Bark Press, 2009); and co-editor/contributor to Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews ( Akron Poetry Series, University of Akron Press, 2005.)  Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic and Barrow Street. Winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize and a Visiting Scholar at The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England, Estha is founding director of Sarah Lawrence College NY Alumnae Writers Nights, Marymount Writers Nights, and a Speaker on Shakespeare for The New York Council For The Humanities. She is a Professor in the English Dept. at City College of NY, and serves or has served on the Poetry/Writing faculties of The Frost Place, Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute,  Hudson Valley Writers Center, Stone Coast Writers Conference, Poets and Writers, Poets House, and The Writers Voice. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley Writers Center. In her previous life , Estha was an actor and worked for BBC Radio.

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