Writers in the Mountains
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. Our workshops are informal, ordinarily held in six sessions. Each participant has the chance to read aloud either a new work, or a work in progress. The instructor and the other writers in the workshop will critique the writing, offer constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement.
The number of participants in a workshop will vary from as few as six to as many as twelve. We want to be sure that each participant has an opportunity to read and receive evaluations. At the end of the workshop a public reading is arranged so that the work can be shared with the community. Some of our participants have no writing experience at all and others have written for years. There are workshops geared toward all styles, genres, and experience. All that is required is a love of language and the desire to tell a story.
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WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM)
Creative Nonfiction Spring with Anique Taylor
February 9 – May 18, 2017
Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill, NY
Writers in the Mountains (WIM) announces its spring Creative Nonfiction workshop with Anique Taylor, February 9 to May 18, 2017. The class will be held Thursdays, 11 am to 1 pm at the Pine Hill Community Center, Main Street, Pine Hill, NY.
In a college-like semester packed with excitement and growth, this extended class will offer writers possibilities for deepening their craft, group support and continuing work on long projects. With a preference for exploring memory, risk, danger, dreams, different versions of reality and deeper connection with self, the class will explore personal essay, memoir, journal work, writing for ourselves and for publication.
Class exercises will familiarize students with techniques of poetry, fiction, playwriting to provide tools to hone their work. Classes will include free-writing, exploratory exercises, supportive feedback on students’ writing, along with discussions on short works by famous authors (nonfiction essays, stories and memoir, along with essays on craft and the writer’s life). Between classes, reading and work suggestions will be offered for those interested.
All welcome, students with long projects, short projects or those who want to take it week by week. All levels welcome.
Anique Taylor has co-authored works for HBO, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The World (St. Mark’s Poetry Project), Rattle, Common Ground Review, Adanna, Earth’s Daughters, Stillwater Review, and e-Bibliotekos’ Pain and Memory. She’s given featured NYC readings at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Dixon Place, the Speakeasy, Cedar Tavern. Her chapbook Poems is published by Unimproved Editions Inc. Her chapbook Where Space Bends was chosen Finalist for both Minerva Rising and Blue Light Press’ 2014 Poetry Chapbook Competitions and Under the Ice Moon was Finalist in Blue Light Press’ 2015 Competition. She holds a Poetry MFA from Drew University, a Drawing MFA from Pratt Institute and a Diplome in French Literature from the Sorbonne. She has taught Creative Writing for Benedictine’s Oncology Support Program, Bard LLI, Artworks and Phoenicia Poetry Workshop.
Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing.
READING AT THE WOODSTOCK LIBRARY WITH THE POETRY BARN
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
We thank everyone who was able to join us.
WE THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE RAINING POETRY PROJECT
Roxbury General and Writers in the Mountains presented The Raining Poetry Project on the sidewalks of Roxbury during the Roxbury Sidewalk Festival, Saturday, July 2. Poems written by local poets were stenciled on the sidewalk, and visible only when wet. Roxbury General provided watering cans. We thank everyone who participated!
Poem by WIM poetry instructor Sharon Ruetenik
WE THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN “WRITERS EXPOSED”
– OUR ANNUAL SUMMER READING EVENT
Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Erpf Center
We’re looking forward to next year, when our organization will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS
THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 MATILDA FRIEDMAN ESSAY CONTEST
FOR DELAWARE COUNTY STUDENTS
Writers in the Mountains’ Board of Directors would like to thank all the students participating in the fifth annual Matilda Friedman essay contest. The topic this year was “#RomeoandJuliet.” The Board received essays from students of Franklin Central School, and Walton Central School.
The following are the winners:
Middle School Winners
1st place: Madeline McLaughlin, Franklin Central School ($75)
2nd place: Isabella Hotchkin, Franklin Central School ($50)
3rd place: Mike Cox, Franklin Central School ($25)
Honorable Mention: Aidan Morrell, Franklin Central School ($10)
High School Winners
1st place: Hana Elston, Walton Central School ($100)
2nd place: Hanah Wagner, Walton Central School ($75)
3rd place: Haley Farrell, Walton Central School ($50)
Honorable Mention: Nicole Fisher, Walton Central School ($10)
The Award Ceremony will take place Saturday, November 5 at 3 pm at the Erpf Center / Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, 43355 State Hwy 28 in Arkville, NY. The winners are invited to receive their awards, along with their parents and their teachers. The winners are also invited on The Writer’s Voice program on WIOX on a date to be determined.
This program is generously funded by the Friedman family.
Free will donation is appreciated
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