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May 7, 2012

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)

PRESENTS

First-Person Singular: Writing Memoir and Essays with Sari Botton

March 15 – April 19, 2017

Kingston Writers’ Studio, Kingston, NY

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents First-Person Singular: Writing Memoir and Essays with Sari Botton, March 15 to April 19, 2017. The class will be held Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Kingston Writers’ Studio, 275 Fair Street #11, Kingston, NY.

New York Times best-selling author, ghostwriter, and editor Sari Botton will help you write first-person narratives that can be stand-alone personal essays or part of a longer memoir you’re writing. She’ll also offer advice on publishing options. All levels are welcome. You’ll have at least one short finished, polished piece by the end of six weeks.

Sari Botton is a writer and editor living in Kingston, NY. She edits personal essays for Longreads.com, and edited the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York and the follow-up New York Times best-seller Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York. Sari has taught writing workshops at SUNY Ulster and SUNY Albany, and for TMI Project, a non-profit organization that gives voice to marginalized populations through true storytelling workshops, for which she is editorial director.

To register for this class, call (607) 326-6135, or e-mail writersinthemountains@gmail.com. To register online, visit Register Online page. Class fee is $100, if you register and pay by February 20, and $125 after that.

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.

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WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM)

PRESENTS

Real Fiction with Nina Shengold

April 8 – May 13, 2017

Phoenicia Library, Phoenicia, NY

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Real Fiction with Nina Shengold, April 8 to May 13, 2017. The class will be held Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Phoenicia Library, 48 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY.

What makes fiction feel real? Whether they’re based on the writer’s experience, a blend of fact and fiction, or pure imagination, stories and novels transport us. We travel to places we’ve never been and recognize them; we meet made-up people whose lives feel as real as our own. Our senses awaken. We feel someone else’s emotions. We long to know what happens next. How do you do that?

This class is for new and experienced fiction writers, as well as for writers in other genres – memoir, poetry, drama – who want to explore the potential of narrative fiction. The approach is practical and supportive, providing both carpentry tools (narrative voice, setting, character, dialogue, scene and synopsis) and attention to detail. Each class will include brief readings, craft exercises, and time for discussion and sharing of work. Bring in a story in progress, or start something new.

Nina Shengold writes in many genres. Her books include the novel Clearcut (Anchor Books), a Book Sense Notable Selection; River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers, with photographer Jennifer May (SUNY Press); and 13 theatre anthologies for Vintage Books and Viking Penguin. She won the Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden, and the ABC Playwright Award for Homesteaders.  Nina has taught creative writing at the University of Maine, Manhattanville College, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and locally at Word Café, the Omega Institute, and as a visiting guest artist at SUNY Ulster.

To register for this class, call (607) 326-6135, or e-mail writersinthemountains@gmail.com. To register online, visit Register Online page. Class fee is $100, if you register and pay by March 18, and $125 after that.

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. Learn more at writersinthemountains.org.

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READING AT THE WOODSTOCK LIBRARY WITH THE POETRY BARN

NOVEMBER 18, 2016 

Photo Credit: Lillian Browne

Photo Credit: Lillian Browne

We thank everyone who was able to join us.

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 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                                                Poem by WIM poetry instructor Sharon Ruetenik

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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. 

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See more photos at http://writersinthemountains.org/2016/08/27/writers-exposed-wims-annual-summer-reading-event/.

 

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WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS

ANNOUNCES

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.

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Our 2017 brochures have arrived. Look for them at a library near you.
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Free will donation is appreciated
For more information, please call
607-326-4802

 

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