Friday, February 23
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes local writers featured in the The Writers Studio at 30 on Friday, February 23rd at 7pm. The readers for the evening are Cécile Barlier, Lorraine Babb, and Mark Peterson.
The Writers Studio, the landmark school for creative writing and thinking founded and directed by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Schultz, celebrates its 30th anniversary (and 10th in San Francisco) with the release of Epiphany Edition’s 400-page anthology, The Writers Studio at 30. The book is a compilation of fiction and poetry by current and former faculty and students, as well as The Writers Studio’s Advisory Board members Jennifer Egan, Robert Pinsky, Edward Hirsch, Carl Dennis, Matthew Klam, Rosanna Warren, and others. It also includes an introduction by Schultz on his unique approach to writing, which made the school a success.
The Writers Studio’s mission is to help anyone with a desire to write creatively acquire the technique necessary for full imaginative expression. Unlike any other writing program, it has developed a unique teaching method by encouraging students to “try on” different narrative voices or personas. As the understanding of craft deepens, so does the emotional power of the writing. Hundreds of book and magazine publications, awards, fellowships and residencies have been earned by current and past students, and are a testament to the effectiveness of this original method.
* The Writers Studio at 30 will be available for purchase on the night of the event. *
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cécile Barlier was born in France, received her master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and has lived in the United States for over a decade .Two of her short stories, “A Gypsy’s Book of Revelations,” and “Forgetting” have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work is featured in Amarillo Bay, Bacopa Literary Review (first place for fiction, 2012), Clare Literary Journal, Cerise Press, Crack The Spine, Delmarva Review, The Emerson Review, Gold Man Review, The Lindenwood Review, New Delta Review,The Penmen Review, Saint Ann’s Review, Serving House Journal, The Tower Journal, and Valparaiso Fiction Review. Cécile was one of the earliest students in the San Francisco branch of The Writers Studio, and is a core member of the Masters Class.
Lorraine Babb has been a student and a teacher at The Writers Studio since 2007, encouraging and menotring over 300 students. Lorraine's short stories and personal essays have appeared in The MacGuffin, Dos Passos Review, Rosebud, the San Francsico Chronicle and elsewhere.She is currently at work on a novel about friendship, motherhood and the long con.
Mark Peterson opened The Writers Studio San Francisco in 2007 after studying with Philip Schultz in New York for ten years. As director and teacher of the San Francisco Masters Class, Mark enjoys helping many great writers develop their craft and is proud of their many successes. Mark has published his fiction and poetry in the Milo Review and the Santa Barbara Review, and is currently working on a novel.