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  • Opera for Beginners, illustrated by Sara Woolley

          NYWW member Sara Woolley is very excited to be illustrating a new non fiction graphic documentary entitled Opera For Beginners, by Ron David and published by For […]

  • Opera for Beginners, illustrated by Sara Woolley

    NYWW member Sara Woolley is very excited to be illustrating a new non fiction graphic documentary entitled Opera For Beginners, by Ron David and published by For Beginners Books an […]

  • The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

    The Portable MFA in Creative Writing Written by members of New York Writers Workshop Buy It Now! Product Description Writers can get the core knowledge of a prestigious $50,000 MFA […]

  • gOld

      gOld by Harry J. Getzov What if growing old didn’t have to mean being obsolete or over the hill? What if, instead, it meant being classic, venerable and wise? […]

  • “Long Gone” by Richard Willis

    Long Gone by Richard Willis     Life in the 1930s and ’40s on the small family farms in eastern Iowa was threadbare and tough. It was made endurable by […]

  • “White Boy Cool” by Eli Shaber

        White Boy Cool by Eli Shaber   Eli Shaber is an bona-fide original voice in contemporary prose-poetry. Here he performs seven vignettes captured in brilliant, high-definition video. The […]

  • “The Sentence” by Gene Kraig

        The Sentence  by Gene Kraig   In the early 1980s, Jerry Kraig, an idealistic Cleveland attorney with a personal injury/family practice, was retained by his boyhood mentor, Reuben […]

  • “The House on Crash Corner: And Other Unavoidable Calamities” by Mindy Greenstein

        The House on Crash Corner: And Other Unavoidable Calamities by Mindy Greenstein   Sardonic, funny, insightful, and completely honest, Mindy Greenstein’s The House on Crash Corner: And Other […]

  • “The Dude ‘Du Jour’ of Somalia” by Dr. Eli Shaber

        The Dude ‘Du Jour’ of Somalia by Eli Shaber   First came the coffee. Then, the handshake. We had an agreement.   In a matter of days I […]

  • “How Not to Greet Famous People” edited by Jonathan Kravetz & Charles Salzberg

      How Not to Greet Famous People   edited by Jonathan Kravetz and Charles Salzberg     The Best Stories from ducts.org Spend an afternoon with comedian, Pat Cooper; dive […]

  • “Between Heaven and Earth” by Doug Garr

    Between Heaven and Earth by Doug Garr New York writer Doug Garr spent his college and early adult years as a “skydiving slut” — he’d do almost anything for a […]

  • “Swann’s Last Song” by Charles Salzberg

    Swann’s Last Song  by Charles Salzberg Nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel, 2009 Skip tracer Henry Swann cares little about anything but money, so when a […]

  • “We’re Not Leaving” by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D.

    “We’re Not Leaving” is a compilation of powerful first-person narratives told from the vantage point of World Trade Center disaster workers — police officers, firefighters,construction workers, and other volunteers at […]

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Sara Woolley

 

 

 

NYWW member Sara Woolley

is very excited to be illustrating a new non fiction graphic documentary entitled Opera For Beginners, by Ron David and published by For Beginners Books an imprint of Random House.

 
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NYWW member Sara Woolley Sara Woolley

is very excited to be illustrating a new non fiction graphic documentary entitled Opera For Beginners, by Ron David and published by For Beginners Books an imprint of Random House.

 
Click to read full article

The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

Written by members of New York Writers Workshop

Portable MFA in Creative Writing
Buy It Now!

Product Description

Writers can get the core knowledge of a prestigious $50,000 MFA program without paying tuition. With sound, nuts-and-bolts instruction and real-world career advice, this book is the only book speaking directly to the tens of thousands each year who don’t make it into MFA programs. The topics include magazine writing, memoir and personal essay, poetry, fiction, playwriting and more: inspiration and tips on revision, stamina and productivity; clear instruction on the craft behind the art; and, detailed reading lists to expand writers’ literary horizons. Those who heed its advice will gain the wisdom and experience of some of today’s greatest teaching minds, all for the price of a book.

About the Author

The New York Writers Workshop is the only teacher-founded, teacher-run writing collective in New York City. It offers writing courses to writers of all levels on short stories, novels, non-fiction and other disciplines. The rapidly growing group also co-hosts a webzine at www.ducts.org and runs a monthly reading series

 

 

 

 

gOld

by Harry J. Getzov

What if growing old didn’t have to mean being obsolete or over the hill? What if, instead, it meant being classic, venerable and wise? What if it meant writing the novel you’ve always wanted to write, or painting, or singing, or teaching, or traveling to a place you’ve always dreamed of?

    Old, Harry J. Getzov introduces us to many of the extraordinary senior citizens he has interviewed from all walks of life as part of the Eldercation project he created to promote the concept of positive aging.

     

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Long Gone

by Richard Willis

 

 

Life in the 1930s and ’40s on the small family farms in eastern Iowa was threadbare and tough. It was made endurable by the web of humanity spun by the men and women who built their lives there. The land itself seemed indifferent to its relentless exploitation and yet people, towns, farms and landscape endured in some fashion. The best parts of the farm stayed with Richard Willis when he left, while the rest is long gone.

 

” Richard Willis’ Long Gone evokes, with an unsentimental and mordant voice, the less-than-idyllic, often brutal realities of Iowa farm life during the Great Depression. The language is spare and funny; the subject affecting. For anyone who has ever farmed, Long Gone rings true. And for any reader, Long Gone is a piercing, authentic memoir of American life.”  

Nicola Smith, Harvest: A Year in the Life of an Organic Farm

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The Sentence 

by Gene Kraig

 

In the early 1980s, Jerry Kraig, an idealistic Cleveland attorney with a personal injury/family practice, was retained by his boyhood mentor, Reuben Sturman, to be his First Amendment Coordinator. Known as the ‘Czar of Pornography,’ Sturman ran one of the most highly successful operations in U. S. history. Kraig administrated the barrage of litigation lodged against Sturman by the Federal government. Little did Kraig know that his loyalty and belief in the Constitution would result in a legal nightmare culminating in his conviction by the U. S. government of conspiracy to defraud the IRS of Sturman’s taxes.

 

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The House on Crash Corner: And Other Unavoidable Calamities

by Mindy Greenstein

 

Sardonic, funny, insightful, and completely honest, Mindy Greenstein’s The House on Crash Corner: And Other Unavoidable Calamities is, according to New York Times columnist David Brooks, “poignant, sometimes even hilarious.” Through anecdotes that are humorous, moving and sometimes sarcastic, Mindy Greenstein shares her unusual life and sharp insights. Mindy moves from a Yiddish-speaking, Orthodox Jewish upbringing by holocaust survivors, to becoming an expert gunslinger and prison psychologist, an Upper West Side yuppie mom, a therapist for cancer patients and then, ironically, a cancer survivor herself. Whether she’s studying for the GREs in her boyfriend’s bathtub, counseling cancer victims, coming to terms with her own illness, or reluctantly heeding her mother’s parenting tips, Greenstein’s observations are wise and witty, her experiences both funny and surprising.

 

Chosen as One of the “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” in the May issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine”

 

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“We’re Not Leaving” is a compilation of powerful first-person narratives told from the vantage point of World Trade Center disaster workers — police officers, firefighters,construction workers, and other volunteers at the site.

These stories, shared by ordinary people who responded to disaster and devastation in extraordinary ways, remind us of America’s strength and inspire us to recognize and ultimately believe in our shared values of courage, duty, patriotism, self-sacrifice, and devotion, which guide us in dark times.

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