Friday, January 29, 2010

Writing the Future, LitArtlantic, Story/Stereo, and More

Tomorrow is The Writer's Center's birthday bash. It's finally here. There's still time to register, and there are still a few seats left. Click on the link in the first sentence to get yours. (And don't forget those Member Appreciation Month discounts--only a couple days left.)

It's been a long but good month. We've welcomed over 120 new members into the fold, we've prepped our spring and summer workshops (The Carousel should be in the mail soon), and we've gone into overdrive on preparations for major upcoming events, including Writing the Future, LitArtlantic, and Story/Stereo. Look for a couple exciting new partnerships, too, including Cave Canem, Letras Latinas, and the Norwegian Embassy! Oh, and we'll be partnering with Round House Theatre on its upcoming "Around the World in Eighty Days" program. The event we'll be doing with them is a kind of book club: read the book and come to The Writer's Center for a discussion with some folks related to the play (details forthcoming on that). Two things are certain: The book club is FREE and Writer's Center members will get a discount on the Round House show.

So we're plenty busy.

Great member news:

Yvette Neisser Moreno's translation of Luis Alberto Ambroggio's "Their Dove-Song Hurts" from Difficult Beauty has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Congratulations, Yvette. Yvette will be teaching Poetry Translation: Spanish/English beginning February 17.

And finally, a big congratulations to member Thomas Young, who recently signed a two-book deal with Putnam. His first novel, The Mullah's Storm, will be published this September.

Hope to see you tomorrow!


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