Bobby Sauro

November 29, 2011

Congrats to ECWC alum Bobby Sauro whose short fiction piece “Gowanus, Brooklyn” is currently featured online at Corium Magazine.

Here’s information on how to submit to Corium Magazine.

Congrats, Bobby!



September 26, 2011

Congrats to Dorothee E. Kocks, an ECWC: WIP alumna, whose novel, The Glass Harmonica, is now available via e-book and paperback through the publisher Rosa Mira. A selection of The Glass Harmonica was previously published in the 2009 Volume of SABAL after being selected as “Best Of” her 2009 ECWC Novel Workshop with Dennis Lehane.

Congrats, Dorothee!

Angie Jones

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 (

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 (

Congratulations, Angie! Keep up the fantastic work!



Athena Sasso

August 23, 2010

Congratulations to Athena Sasso (WIP ’08 – ’10) whose short story “The Account in Question” was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s April 2010 contest (Honorable Mention). Her flash fiction piece “Made Me Look” will be published in the 30.1 issue of Existere Journal of Arts and Literature, Fall 2010/Winter 2011.
Congrats, Athena!

Amber Robinson

August 13, 2010

Congratulations to WIP Alumna, Amber Robinson (WIP ’09). At the 2010 Eckerd College Commencement, Amber received The Miller Award. Good luck on all your future endeavors!

Dr. Eastman, President of Eckerd College and 2010 Miller Award Recipient, Amber Robinson

The Miller Award is presented to the senior student whose life activities exemplify the ideal of unselfish and public-spirited service to the community, off campus as well as on campus.

This year’s recipient is from St. Petersburg, Florida and graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature.

She has served as a Resident Advisor, as Vice President of the Law Club, as Financial Advisor for the African-American Society, as a member of Amnesty International, and as a member of the Constitutional Regulations and Bylaws Committee of ECOS.

Last year she was news editor for The Triton, Section Editor for The Eckerd Review, and a member of the Eckerd Tennis Club, Model United Nations, the Eckerd Recycling Team, and the Multicultural Dance Club. She is currently involved in a year-long internship at a law firm.

She has served as a volunteer at the Florida Holocaust Museum where she is currently a tour guide and was awarded the Florida Holocaust Museum Anne Frank Humanitarian Award. In addition to all these endeavors, she has maintained an excellent academic record with a GPA of 3.89. She has been accepted to several law schools including Michigan State, Howard, and Georgetown and is looking forward to continuing her study of Constitutional Law.

Photo and information on Miller Award Courtesy of Eckerd College 2010 Commencement.

Bobby Sauro

January 5, 2010

WIP Alumnus, Bobby Sauro, has a story, “My Body Does Not Float”  featured in the January 2010 issue of the online literary journal elimae. You can check out his story here.

Congrats, Bobby!

Nicole Roberge

November 13, 2009

Congrats to WIP Alumna Nicole Roberge. Nicole’s memoir, HANG IN THERE, WHEREVER “THERE” IS, will be published in 2010 by Chipmunka Publishing.  Based in London, the publisher focuses on both factual and creative literature dealing with mental health disorders.

Congrats, Nicole!

SABAL — Volume 4

October 16, 2009

Sabal, Volume 4 is Back From the Printer!

To order your copy of the latest volume to contain the “Best Of” the 2009 Writers in Paradise writers’ conference, click here. Check out what the faculty had to say about not only the manuscripts selected for publication in Sabal, but also about the honorable mention selections.

SABAL Volume 4

SABAL Volume 4

Works by:

  • Karina Berg Johansson
  • Dorothee E. Kocks
  • Susan Orion
  • John A. Vanek
  • R. Kent Bailey
  • Luis Castillo
  • Kim Garcia
  • Joanna Powell
  • Terese Schlachter
  • S.L. Ruth

Karina Berg Johansson

October 15, 2009

Congratulations to Karina Berg Johansson (WIP ’08, ’09) who has just sold the rights to the novel she was working on during the 2009 Writers in Paradise conference. Synvilla in Swedish, or Delusion in English, will be published in Swedish as a YA novel by the Swedish publisher Rabén & Sjögren in the fall of 2010.

Karina was also selected for “Best Of” her 2009 novel workshop with Dennis Lehane and an excerpt of her novel appears in Sabal Vol 4.

Congrats, Karina!

Jack Vanek

October 2, 2009

Former conference participant Jack Vanek’s book of poetry, HEART MURMURS, can now be purchased on Amazon and from Borders.

Check it out and enjoy!


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