12 April 2012

Opens April 14th: The 63rd Big Apple Conference of The International Women's Writing Guild

Post date: 12 April 2012
Date: 14 - 15 April 2012

Join us for an exhilarating weekend featuring three half day sessions presented by experienced, well-known writing instructors who will challenge you to discover your own unique and authentic voice. Plus: Meet the Agents, and PITCH your work.

ReNEW the Magic
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
(East 20th St. just east of Park Ave.)
New York City



** 8:30 - 9:30am: Registration

** 9:30am - Noon: Beyond the Margins: Rethinking the Art and Craft of Writing in the 21st Century, with June Gould

Whether you are a new or experienced writer, this hands-on, nurturing and mind expanding workshop will take you through a series of exercises that will enable you to craft the writing you’ve always longed to write. Ms. Gould, who has taught writing workshops for the last 35 years, will incorporate inspirational quotes, vital list making, samples of exemplary writing, and moving and exhilarating assignments. In addition, she will encourage you to read your written responses to her exercises and she will show you how to tap into your own unique voice and perspective.

June S. Gould, Ph.D., national writing teacher, poet, novelist and author of The Writer in All of Us: Improving your Writing through Childhood Memories, E.P. Dutton, as well as her novel, In the Shadow of Trains, has led writing workshops for the International Women’s Writing Guild, The National Council of Jewish Woman, The Aegean Arts Circle, New York Advanced Workshops, and weekend writing workshops at The Guest House in Connecticut. She has also published poems in numerous journals including The Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Pearl, The Sheltered Poet, The Talismen, and The Muse Media’s The Great American Poetry Show.

** 12:15 - 1:45pm: Lunch and Book Fair

** 2:00 - 4:30pm: Renewal (Re-NEW-All): Your Writing as a Tool for Transition, with JUDY HUGE

Though I lack the art
to decipher it,
no doubt the next chapter
in my book of transformations
is already written.
I am not done with my changes....Stanley Kunitz

Writing used in a carefully focused way can be a powerful tool in helping us get more specific about what skills we're meant to use, company we need to keep, growth we can draw from our losses, and ways to craft all around us a life that truly fits. Ms. Huge helps you explore specific ways of using writing, not only to decipher but to define changes you want to make in writing the next chapters of your life.

Judith Huge has spent over 30 years developing innovative approaches to both learning and writing. As president of her own national consulting firm, she has helped thousands of people use writing more effectively in managing their own work, lives, and transitions. For years a workshop director at the IWWG Summer Conferences, she is a co-author of 101 Ways You Can Help, a guide to grieving, as well as “A Middle Aged Woman and the Sea,” a tale of loss and transition.

** 4:30 - 5:00pm: Closing Remarks


** 9:00 - 9:45 am: Registration

** 10:00am - 12:30pm: Creating with Comedy: The Truth behind the Laughter, with Anne Walradt

Learn how to imbue humor in your stories by starting with a comic premise and a cosmic vision. Discover which techniques work best for you to lure your readers into laughing with you and your characters. Humor reveals character, relieves tension, sets the point, and makes readers return again and again to your unique voice.

Anne Frazier Walradt is a freelance teacher, writer, and editor. She's taught literature and writing on secondary and college levels. She edited Romance Recipes for the Soul (Doubleday), which includes one of her short stories, and wrote portions of Liz Aleshire's 101 Ways You Can Help (Sourcebooks). A long-time workshop director of IWWG, she's a founder of Liberty States Fiction Writers. When not editing or writing articles, Ms Walradt creates "Bombeckian" essays to perform.

** 12:45 - 2:00pm: Lunch and Book Fair

** 2:15 - 6:00pm: Meet the Agents, and PITCH Your Work

Paul Cash
Larson Publications

Susan Gleason
Susan Gleason Literary Agency

Linda Langton
Langton's International Agency

Sheila J. Levine, Esq.
Levine Samuel, LLP

Amanda Mecke
A. Mecke Company

Janet Rosen
Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.

Rita Rosenkranz
Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency

Regina Ryan
Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises, Inc

Dorothy Spencer
Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

Eleanor Wood
Spectrum Literary Agency


For inquiries: iwwgquestions@gmail.com

Website: http://www.iwwg.org/
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