Upcoming Opportunities for Writers

We are pleased to announce two wonderful opportunities available to the River River writing community at no cost. Please email Donna for more information, on your own behalf or on behalf of any wonderful writer in your life!

The “Strategies for Revision” workshop with Mary Beth Keane is made possible through a grant from the Arts Council of Rockland and the New York State Council on the Arts. Prose writers must submit 5,000 words and a brief cover letter.  Date/time: Saturday, April 7, 12-3pm Deadline: extended to March 9, 2018 Place: Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space, 119 Main St. Suite 2, Nanuet, NY 10954 Objective: Attendees will receive comment and revision advice based on reading and discussion in a workshop with other writers, led by Mary Beth Keane. Attendance requirements: in-person attendance is required. All reading of other participants’ work should be done prior to the workshop. Attendees will be expected to engage in discussion of each other’s work, keeping in mind each writer’s intentions and doing our best to keep each other writing.

The scholarship to Summer Writers’ Week at Manhattanville College is an unparalleled opportunity, beyond its $750 face value. Applicants must submit a writing sample in their chosen genre and a letter of need. Participants get a weeklong intensive in one of 5 genres with well-known instructors: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, dramatic writing, or graphic novel narrative. See MvilleMFA.com for details about instructors in your genre of choice. Housing costs extra, but it’s only $45/night. We all dream of retreats like this… and here’s an opportunity right across the river. Thank you to Lori and Manhattanville College for making this available!