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Radio Boot Camp – June session

Learn to tell stories in the public radio style!
*There are only three slots left in the June session of Radio Boot Camp

DON’T JUST LISTEN TO STORIES, TELL YOUR OWN!
Do you love Ira, have a secret crush on Terry Gross, or wanna be Audie Cornish when you grow up? Come to Radio Camp’s June Boot Camp and learn how to produce a radio story from start to finish. This hands on class will cover the basics of writing for the ear, (very different than print) and producing for radio using professional equipment and software. The provision of a laptop for financially challenged students is possible. Be prepared to grab your gear and hit the streets. Learn interviewing and mic techniques by doing the real thing. Voicing will also be covered. Students will work on two stories over the course of the weekend.

At UnionDocs, Center for Documentary Arts
322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
June 13th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in class, 3 hours homework, on your own
June 14th: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., in class
http://www.uniondocs.org/radio-boot-camp-2015-06-13/

The Writers Circle Spring Registration is open with new classes starting in Montclair:
• The Art of the Memoir with Laurie Lico Albanese – Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
• Adult Writers Circle with Lisa Romeo – Wednesdays – 7:30-9:30 PM
• Teen Writers Circle with Richard Fulco – Saturdays – 2:30-4:00 PM

Montclair classes will be held at C3 Workplace, 26 Park Street (across from the Montclair Y).

TWC also has a full line-up of workshops for Children, Teens and Adults in South Orange, Maplewood, Summit and Ridgewood, NJ.

Other New Spring Adult Workshops:
• Writing for Children with Lizzie Foley in South Orange
• Writing About Loss with Meg Bloom Glasser in Summit
• Sci-Fi/Fantasy with Paul Witcover in Summit
• Writing Young Adult Novels with Margie Gelbwasser in Ridgewood

Register Today!

Writing Workshop in Millburn-Short Hills

A few spots are open in a writing workshop in Millburn taught by Laura Zinn Fromm. Fromm, the author of the forthcoming Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, has been teaching writing workshops through New York Writers Workshop in Manhattan for seven years and in Millburn for two.

The class runs 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. for ten weeks, beginning Monday, September 16.

Writers will have the opportunity to share their work, receive written critiques, and discuss assigned readings by such authors as Raymond Carver, MFK Fisher, Karen Joy Fowler, Ken Follett, Vivian Gornick, Mary Karr, Katherine Heiny. Phil Klay, Anne Lamott, Alice Munro, Philip Roth, and Dani Shapiro, among others. Students can submit short stories, essays and/or sections of novels and memoirs. Coffee will be served and a friendly yellow dog may sit in. Instructor’s approval required prior to registering. Please email a 3–5 page writing sample to zinnfromm@gmail.com.

Zinn Fromm holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. A former editor at Business Week magazine, she is the winner of the Clarion Award and the Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award for Labor Reporting. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Business Week, Huffington Post, Ducts.org, New Jersey Life & Leisure, and Wellesley magazine, among other places. Her book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, is due out from Greenpoint Press in September. For more information, please visit Flawedmom.com and Greenpointpress.org.

Radio Boot Camp, June session

News session of Radio Boot Camp!

Radio Boot Camp is an intensive class for beginners to learn the basics of producing for public radio. Do you love Ira, have a secret crush on Terry Gross, or wanna be Audie Cornish when you grow up? Come to Radio Camp’s March Boot Camp and learn how to produce a radio story from start to finish. This hands on class will cover the basics of writing for the ear, (very different than print) and producing for radio using professional equipment and software. Be prepared to grab your gear and hit the streets. Learn interviewing and mic techniques by doing the real thing. Voicing will also be covered. Students will produce two stories over the course of the weekend. There will be an hour and a half (approx) of homework on Saturday night.

Dates: June 7th & 8th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

More info. and registration, here: http://www.radiobootcamp.org

Creative Breakthroughs Workshop, 2/4

CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS Workshop led by Zip Creative’s Joanne Zippel begins February 4th in Montclair

Producer, Manager, Creative Coach and longtime Montclair resident, Joanne Zippel will lead a CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS workshop in Montclair NJ beginning Tuesday February 4. The workshop meets every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 for 8 sessions over a 16 week period through May 13th, 2014. This workshop is for writers in all genres, filmmakers, performers, directors, producers, visual artists or anyone actively pursuing a creative career.

An outgrowth of Zippel’s successful seminar “Reaching the ‘Right’ People in Your Creative Career”, CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS will go further by offering participants inspiration, guidance and techniques that will deepen their inner support system as well as help them take practical strategic action to move their creative work to a higher level and achieve balance in their professional and personal lives. Among the topics to be covered are: Removing Blocks to Creative Flow; Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs that Hold You Back; Authentic Marketing of Your Creative Work; Making a living as an Artist; Clarifying Your Vision and Crafting a Your Commitment Plan; and Maintaining Work/Life Balance.

The workshop is also a forum for artists to connect with each other, share ideas, resources and create community. Zippel explains, “My experience has been that when artists get together and support each other, synergies and synchronicities can take place that lead to exciting breakthroughs for group members.”

The workshop meets every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 for 8 sessions over a 16 week period. The workshop will be held at 12 South Mountain Avenue, building #27, Montclair. The time is 6:30-8:30 pm. For more information and to register for the Workshop go to: http://zipcreative.net/creative-breakthroughs-a-workshop-for-creative-artists/ To contact Joanne directly call 973-809-4920 or mailto:joanne@zipcreative.net

About Zip Creative’s Joanne Zippel: Joanne’s passion is to help artists break through in their creative careers. Her creative coaching evolved out of her work as a manager of playwrights and screenwriters. She has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, working in theatre and live event production, marketing, promotion, sponsorship, development and literary management in the entertainment business and she is a trained life coach. For more information go to:www.zipcreative.net.

ATTENTION MEWS MEMBERS!

CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS Workshop for Creative Artists with Zip Creative’s Joanne Zippel started this week.

TIME: January 21-April 29th
Meets every other Tuesday
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
in Montclair, NJ

For more information on the curriculum and to register go to: http://zipcreative.net/creative-breakthroughs-a-workshop-for-creative-artists/
MEWS MEMBERS RECEIVE A SPECIAL 20% DISCOUNT use the code ZIPCB20
or contact Joanne Zippel directly at joanne@zipcreative.net and say you heard about it through MEWS.

Creative Coach JOANNE ZIPPEL has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, working in theatre and live event production, marketing, promotion, sponsorship, development and literary management in the entertainment business.

Hank Quense, science fiction author and self-publishing master, will conduct a lecture on “Fiction Writing for Authors” in a two part series at:

Fairfield Free Public Library
261 Hollywood Avenue
Fairfield, NJ
(minutes past the Target in Fairfield, off of Rte 46)

Part One will begin on Monday, January 27 from 7:00pm-8:30pm and Hank will continue with Part Two on Monday, February 3 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Hank will also be presenting “Self-Publishing for Authors” on Monday, February 24 from 7:00pm-8:30pm also at the Fairfield Library.

RSVPs can be sent to feltis@ffpl.org or by calling (973) 227-3575. These workshops are all free and open to the public. Quense’s non-fiction eBooks will be for sale at the events, as well as hard copies of his science fiction novels.

1/27 and 2/3: The Fiction Writing workshop consists of two sessions that concentrate on the elements necessary to produce a work of fiction. These include story design elements such as setting, character building, plotting, motivation, character arc and scene design with the emphasis on character building. Actual writing of the manuscript is not covered.

2/24: Self-Publishing for Authors is not a how-to talk. Rather, this presents the issues involved, what decisions the author has to make and what questions the author has to ask. It organizes these issues, decisions and questions into four separate areas. It also gives a time frame based upon the publication date. These time frames are based on the launch date of the book.

Make your publishing dreams come true in 2014. Cheap & fun & you can do it in your pajamas! Jan 29 8pm (EST) http://bit.ly/KLS2aQ

The Writers Circle SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING INTENSIVES for Teens & Gifted Younger Writers

REGISTERING NOW!

Early-Bird Discount: Register before March 31 and save $50

Three week-long intensives – Join us for one, two, or all three weeks

More workshops! Longer days!

Week 1: July 7-11
Week 2: July 14-18
Week 3: July 21-25

Plus – NEW FOR 2014 – Weekly off-site excursions

Open to all teens, age 13 and above. Children ages 10-12 years old must submit a writing sample. For full information, registration and submission instructions for younger students, visit: http://www.writerscircleworkshops.com/cmp/summer.html.

www.writerscircleworkshops.com

973-900-0415

info@writerscircleworkshops.com

Prof Seeking Guest to Critique Student Work

Hello:

In a few weeks my Montclair State writing students who start work on TV show pitches. Specifically the students make a case for a reality show. In past years I’ve had some weak pitches and some outstanding ones. This year I am looking for someone to come to my class to listen to and help critique the pitches. Perhaps a MEWSie in TV?

This will likely take place the third week of November. I teach Mondays and Wednesdays.
If interested, please email me at jbedrin (@) gmail.com

Thanks so much!