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 criticisms 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.
Every Tuesday at 1 pm
on 91.3 FM
Streaming online at wioxradio.org
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Many thanks to all the authors and the public who attended
“Meet the Authors” – Second Annual Catskills Book Festival!
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WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS
THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 MATILDA FRIEDMAN ESSAY CONTEST
Writers in the Mountains’ Board of Directors would like to thank all the students participating in the fourth annual Matilda Friedman essay contest. The topic this year was “What is your favorite music, and how does it move you?” The Board received essays from students of Delaware Academy, Franklin Central School, Margaretville Central School, South Kortright Central School, Stamford Central School, and Walton Central School.
The following are the winners:
Middle School Winners
1st place: Leah Hyzer, Franklin Central School ($75)
2nd place: Claire Kletchka, Stamford Central School ($50)
3rd place: Sydney Asher, Margaretville Central School ($25)
Honorable Mentions: Riley Davis, Delaware Academy ($10), Nicketa Utter, Franklin Central School ($10), and Alan DuMond, Franklin Central School ($10)
High School Winners
1st place: Destyni Twyman, Walton Central School ($100)
2nd place: Emily Sulger, Walton Central School ($75)
3rd place: Elizabeth DeFalco, Walton Central School ($50)
Honorable Mention: Lizzie Core, Walton Central School ($10)
The Award Ceremony will take place Sunday, November 8 at 1 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.
OUR 2016 BROCHURES HAVE ARRIVED: LOOK FOR THEM AT A LIBRARY NEAR YOU
Simona David’s Self-Publishing and Book Marketing Research Guide has been released on Amazon.com and Kindle
WIM Pocket Companion for Writers
101 Quick Tips and Thoughtful Prompts for the Writer on the Go
By Bethany Lyttle
With contributions by Ann Epner, Barbara Apoian, Ellen Greene-Stewart and Ev Ellsworth
Available for sale at the Pine Hill Community Center, in the Commons Building in Margaretville, and at the Hobart International Bookport in Hobart
This pocket-sized teaching tool is a collection of 50 compelling, witty, warm, funny and challenging writing exercises that promise to challenge writers of all levels to new heights of creativity. The WIM Pocket Companion for Writers is funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG), and with funds from the O’Connor Foundation.
Free will donation is appreciated
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