Bookmaker gives $50K from copyright suit to writing class
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bookmaker that accused a rival of copying its sports betting guide almost word for word is, in a sarcastic jab, donating part of a lawsuit settlement involving the...
Writers workshop in Ohio to close after 33 years
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A literary program in Ohio aimed at supporting and educating writers is shutting down after 33 years.
The Antioch Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton will close...
William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word, and will use part of the money to fund creative writing classes.
William Hill CEO Joe Asher won't say how much his company is receiving from FanDuel, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
Senior citizens going back to school through new institute
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Those at least 55 years of age can learn more about iPads, dive in to some creative writing classes, talk about history, music, science and a wide variety of other topics via the Rivier Institute for Senior Education program.
This year, nearly 60 classes will be offered to seniors between two sessions. The first session runs from Feb. 4 to March 15, while the second will go from March 18 to April 26. Of the 60 classes, 25 are new for 2019.
Teachers fight recidivism with creative writing in prison
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The lectern in the corner of the classroom at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility nearly reaches Myra Byrnes' shoulders. She must shrug to lift her elbows on either side of the script in front of her. The retired high school English teacher thought she was done directing plays after a final community theater performance six years ago.
Prison writing program allows inmates to find their voices
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — "How the f— is this going to affect my life at all?"
It was on the first day of class at the Idaho State Correctional Center that creative writing instructor Shane Brown was confronted with this question from an inmate.
Need tips about writing? Nebraska’s State Poet Twyla Hansen will lead upcoming workshop for writers
SCOTTSBLUFF — Every story, whether it is fiction or nonfiction can be told using details to make it come alive.
If you’re interested in what it takes to be a writer, the Nebraska Writer’s Guild will be holding an intensive workshop in June where participants can learn about different styles and genres of writing.
Poet Lucie Brock-Broido dead at 61
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucie Brock-Broido, a prize-winning poet and educator, has died at age 61.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday that Brock-Broido died Tuesday at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The cause of death was not immediately provided.
Stamford students recognized in regional art and writing competition
STAMFORD — A dozen Stamford high school students were honored for their artistic and writing talents in a regional competition.
Pine-Richland hosts, creates middle school writing workshop
Students had a chance to hone their writing skills and develop their creative sides at the 25th Annual Middle School Writing Workshop for area schools in the Northern Area Gifted Consortium.
Pine-Richland Middle School GATE students sponsored the workshop, which was held on Jan. 30, in the PRHS STEAM LGI Room.
About 75 seventh– and eighth–graders from Avonworth, Hampton, North Allegheny, North Hills, Shaler Area, Pine-Richland and Riverview attended.
Award-winning Author Andre Dubus III To Appear At Wilkes Writers Conference
WILKES-BARRE, PA Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III will be the keynote speaker when Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing holds the fourth annual Pennsylvania Writers Conference, celebrating all genres of writing. The event features workshops and panels with authors, editors, literary agents and film producers. The conference includes optional four-day writing workshops from July 29 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. The conference is Aug.
Applications due for New Orleans performing arts high school
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' premier performing arts high school is extending its application deadline.
Prospective students now have until Monday at 5 p.m. to get their applications in to attend the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
The school — often referred to as NOCCA — offers classes in a range of subjects including filmmaking, music, theatre arts, culinary arts and creative writing.
Michigan writing group seeks teens from various backgrounds
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan nonprofit group working to build understanding among teens from varying backgrounds through creative writing seeks ambassadors for its upcoming winter session.
One Earth Writing says it's looking for teenagers interested in exploring writing through identity and participating in monthly writing workshops. They also would help run workshops in schools, houses of worship and community centers.
Author Hannah Rials holds writing workshop for Heritage High School students
Members of Heritage High School's book club were treated to a cool opportunity Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, when young adult author Hannah Rials held a creative writing workshop in the school's Media Center.
The workshop gave book club members and other students the opportunity to not only discuss Rials' young adult book, "Ascension," but also get writing tips from an author only a few years older than them.
Virginia professor accused of sexually harassing students
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia English professor says he is preparing a response to allegations that he sexually harassed female students in the school's creative writing program.
A university spokesman, meanwhile, says John Casey's employment status remains unchanged as the school investigates two complaints from former students who claim Casey, an award-winning writer, inappropriately touched students and subjected them to crude sexual remarks.
n City of Pocatello City Council Working Lunch Meeting will be today at 1 p.m. in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n City of Pocatello Library Board of Directors Meeting will be today at 4:15 p.m. at the Marshall Public Library.
n City of Pocatello City Council Clarification Meeting will be today at 5:30 p.m. in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n City of Pocatello City Council Meeting will be today at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Detroit-area creative writing group seeks teen ambassadors
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan nonprofit group that works to build understanding among teens from varying backgrounds through creative writing is seeking ambassadors for its upcoming fall and winter sessions.
Sherman Alexie to speak in Santa Fe after intense book tour
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For weeks, Native American writer Sherman Alexie has been on a book tour connected to his new, intense memoir about the dysfunctional relationship between him and his late mother.
Then, earlier this month, the 50-year-old novelist and poet abruptly announced in a social media post he was canceling the tour because of the emotional stress of reliving that relationship.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives is partnering with the University of New Mexico Continuing Education to host a series of online creative writing workshops.
The University of New Mexico recently announced the workshops which are aimed at giving writers feedback and the opportunity to work with writing instructors. Classes cater to poets, novelists, short story writers and nonfiction writers.
Courses run from October through November and are limited to 15 participants per class.
John Aase: Creative writing class becomes lesson in creative criticism
This past semester I had the opportunity to take a creative writing class at my community college. There were about 15 people in the class, and over the course of the semester we read short stories from authors including Ernest Hemingway or poems from poets including Emily Dickinson.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan nonprofit organization working to build understanding among teens from varying backgrounds through creative writing is celebrating its first graduating class.
One Earth Writing is marking the occasion with a fundraiser Wednesday at the Maple Theater in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Township. The event includes a screening of the film "Freedom Writers" and a discussion with Detroit-area journalists Brian Dickerson and Laura Berman.
For North Idaho’s Emily Ruskovich, debut novel stirs up memory of home
Emily Ruskovich is ready to come home. Even though she really feels like she never left.
The North Idaho native is one of the headliners at this year’s Get Lit Festival, reading with award-winning poet Jamaal May on Friday night.
Demand booming on college campuses for creative writing
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Some credit the rise of social media. Others attribute it to a flourishing culture of self-expression. Whatever the reason, colleges across the United States are seeing a boom in demand for courses on creative writing.
Colleges are adding writing programs to accommodate interest in what has become the rarest of fields in the humanities — a sector that is growing, rather than losing students to science and technology.
Antioch Writers’ Workshop partners with University of Dayton
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say the Antioch Writers' Workshop has dissolved its partnership with Antioch University Midwest in favor of an affiliation with the University of Dayton beginning next month.
The organization, which was founded in 1986, will be renamed the Antioch Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton and will maintain its independent nonprofit status.
NYU professor to host creative writing workshop at Ridgefield
The Ridgefield Library will host a writing workshop this Saturday with Julia Strayer, a New York University creative writing teacher.
The workshop, entitled “Capturing Creativity with Julia Strayer,” will begin at 10 a.m. and last approximately two hours.
Strayer plans to use “carefully constructed and completely playful constraints” instead of traditional “writing prompts” to encourage creativity from participants, according to the library website.
n the first month of 2014 a poet named Louis Bourgeois brought some light into one of the most notoriously dismal places on planet earth — Parchman Prison, the setting for enough misery to inspire a hundred blues songs and countless tales told among friends and family. Bourgeois, the Louisiana-born publisher of Oxford’s nonprofit Vox Press, went to Parchman as a kind of literary pioneer, bringing the first creative writing class to the prison. One result of that class...
Paterson library offering free creative writing workshop
PATERSON – The city’s main library will be hosting a free creative writing workshop on Thurs., Nov. 17.
The event, which will run from 5:30-7:30 pm, is part of National Novel Writing Month. The first 10 people who register will receive free copies of a novel-writing guide.
Interested parties can register at the library at 250 Broadway or online at patersonpl.org.
With Brazos Bookstore, Karl Kilian helped put Houston on the literary map
When Amber Dermont moved to Houston in 2001 to start a Ph.D. at the University of Houston's creative writing program, she made Brazos Bookstore her second home.
The Cape Cod native, now a published novelist who teaches fiction writing at Rice University, didn't know much of anyone in Houston.
"Brazos Bookstore really became my touchstone," she said. "I always knew that if I went to the store, there would be great conversation."
Community Postings: 50th wedding anniversary, study abroad and more
Study abroadA group of Eastern students recently traveled to Italy as part of a global field course, titled “Creative Writing.” with English Professor Chris Torockio Christina Rossomando class of 2017 of Fairfield was one of the students who participated in the course. Rossomando’s major is Communication.The group of students traveled to Florence, Italy from June 23 to July 28. The students spent five weeks in the intensive creative writing workshop during which they wrote, critiqued and edited...