Over on the Wordsmith Studio website, ECWC alumna Gerry Wilson has a few guest posts in a three part series on “A Writing Workshop Primer” to help folks select the best writing workshop/conference to suit their needs. Enjoy!
Congrats to ECWC alumnus, Sam Falco, whose short story “Outlaw” has been accepted for publication by Grift Magazine.
Ben Pfeiffer, an alumnus, of the Eckerd College Writers’ Conference, has an essay up on the PARIS REVIEW blog. Congrats, Ben!!!
Here is a direct link to his essay on “Early Failures”.
On Saturday, January 26, 2013, conference co-director, Sterling Watson, announced the “Best Of” the 2013 Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise. Those selected for “Best Of” honors will have a chance to revise their manuscripts based on the feedback received in workshop and have their work published in SABAL the literary journal featuring the best writing of the Writers in Paradise writers’ conference.
Congrats to all!
Novel I – Tom Franklin
Honorable Mention: Kathleen Nicklaus
Best Of: Siena
Novel II – Ann Hood
Honorable Mention: Ana Munro Davis
Best Of: Swan Huntley
Novel III – Laura Lippman
Honorable Mention: Scott Scheible
Best Of: Kathleen Rowell
Poetry – Beth Ann Fennelly
Honorable Mention: Jacob Allgeier
Best Of: Laura Roosevelt
Short Story I – Andre Dubus III
Honorable Mention: Andrew Harlan
Best Of: Tracy Bird
Short Story II – Stewart O’Nan
Honorable Mention: Kate LeSar
Best Of: Eric Gerard
Nonfiction – Les Standiford
Honorable Mention: Barbara Riddle-Dvorak
Best Of: Laura Keane
Young Adult Writing – David Yoo
Honorable Mention: TIE Rachel Shapiro & Susan Banghart
Best Of: Katie McCarthy
This was truly a special week and would not have been possible without the 89 writers who came to join us from all over the country, from every walk of life, all arriving at Eckerd College with open hearts, open minds, and a generosity of spirit which seems unparalleled. We hope that each writer left with a greater understanding of his or her work and the tools to move forward and take their writing to the next level.
We are honored to have spent a week with such a talented and passionate group of writers.
2013 Evening Reading Series
Readings will begin at 8:00 pm and will be followed by author signings. Books will be available for purchase. All readings will take place in Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College and include a wine and cheese reception in the Miller Auditorium lobby before each reading, 7:30-8:00 pm. The Eckerd College Writers’ Conference Evening Reading Series events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. For further information, contact Christine Koryta at 727-864-7994. Events are subject to change.
2013 Eckerd College Writers’ Conference Evening Reading Series:
Saturday, January 19
Ann Patchett with Q&A moderated by Dennis Lehane
Tuesday, January 22
Wednesday, January 23*
Daniel Woodrell with Q&A moderated by Michael Koryta
*The Daniel Woodrell reading on Wednesday, January 23, followed by a Q&A with Michael Koryta will be a College Program Series Event.
Lily is the author of SEAGULL ONE: THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF BROTHERS TO THE RESCUE.
Lily Prellezo was born in Havana, Cuba, and exiled with her family to Miami, Florida, in 1960. She attended both Miami-Dade College and Florida International University, graduating with an English major. Prellezo was a freelance writer with several magazines and newspapers while working in the business and finance sectors. Her first nonfiction book, SEAGULL ONE, weaves the stories of over one hundred people from nineteen nationalities that were involved with Brothers to the Rescue. Prellezo and her husband live in Miami with their two daughters and two grandsons. The Prellezos are involved in many organizations, primarily the International Kids Fund. Lily enjoys reading, writing, sailing, and travel.