November 29, 2011
Congrats to ECWC alum Connie Langhorst who has been accepted into the Red Earth Low Residency MFA Program at Oklahoma City University. Connie will start attending classes in late December.
Connie has also been busy blogging on behalf of the Pinellas Realtor Organization (PRO) on www.mypinellas.com. Her writing has also been featured in their real estate industry online newsletter, ProView.
November 4, 2011
Congratulations to ECWC Alumna, Scotti Andrews, whose story “Blind Date” was recently included in the E-Anthology WEST COAST CRIME WAVE.
March 16, 2011
Angela Masterson Jones, a three-time alumna of Writers in Paradise (2006, 2007 and 2009) and an Eckerd College PEL Honors student majoring in creative writing, recently received the following recognition:
Her poem “At the Crossing,” which she had workshopped with Professor Emeritus Peter Meinke at the 2009 WIP and published in the 2010 Eckerd Review and Bacopa, was selected by editors at Bennington College to appear online this May in plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing 2010 (http://plainchina.bennington.edu).
Angie’s poem “Chores by the River Ouse,” also published in the 2010 Eckerd Review, received Honorable Mention in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Rhyming Poetry Contest and won First Place in The Lyric magazine’s 2010 College Poetry Contest. It will appear in the winter edition of the magazine (http://www.thelyricmagazine.com).
Congratulations, Angie! Keep up the fantastic work!
March 5, 2010
WIP Alum, Frederick Greenhalgh, was just written up in the Wall Street Journal for his work in ‘audio drama.’ Check it out!
Article by: Barry Newman
Return With Us to the Thrilling Days Of Yesteryear—Via the Internet
Fred Greenhalgh’s Audio Dramas Hark Back To Radio Golden Era; It Sounds Like Snow
July 14, 2009
Congratulations to WIP Alumna Lori Roy (’06, ’08, ’09). Lori was recently signed by literary agent Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency. Her novel, BENT ROAD, was bought at auction by Denise Roy at Dutton. BENT ROAD is slated for publication in 2010.
In addition to attending Writers in Paradise, Lori has also studied at the Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference at Pine Manor College.
July 14, 2009
Congratulations to WIP Alumna Joanna Michaels ( ’05, ’06) who recently graduated from the Low-Residency M.F.A. Program at Queens University in May 2009.
June 19, 2009
Congrats to Angie Jones (WIP ’06, ’08, ’09) whose free-verse poem “Berry Picking” and personal essay “A Test of Love” appeared in the 2009 Eckerd Review.
Angie will also have the opportunity to serve as a PEL student representative on the Editorial Board of the 2010 Eckerd Review, the literary review of Eckerd College.
March 18, 2009
Some good news from former participant, and most recently, faculty member, Michael Koryta. Michael’s most recent novel, ENVY THE NIGHT, has been nominated for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery.
Envy the Night is one of five finalists, including:
Colin Harrison, THE FINDER
Simon Lewis, BAD TRAFFIC: AN INSPECTOR JIAN NOVEL
Nina Revoyr, THE AGE OF DREAMING
Tom Rob Smith, CHILD 44
Previous winners of the award include Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Robert Littell, and Val McDermid. This year’s winner will be announced on April 24 at a private ceremony in the Los Angeles Times building.
Good luck, Michael!
January 9, 2009
WIP Alumnus Frederick Greenhalgh has been busy dramatizing and producing short stories for audio with full sound effects and music, which you can find and listen to at: http://www.finalrune.com
Check it out!
January 9, 2009
Great news from WIP Alumna, Angie Jones. Her poem “First Taste of War” was awarded honorable mention in New Millennium Writings’ Winter 2007-08 poetry contest and was published in New Millennium Writings 2008-09.