Thank you Courtney Maum, Mira Jacob, Ted Thompson, and Tiphanie Yanique for making today’s debut novelist panel at Bryant Park’s Word for Word so inspiring with their honesty, generosity & wit.
And thank you to the great audience. Especially the little girl who asked the best question of the hour: “What do you feel when you are writing?”
Our answers: love, comfort, connection, safety & joy.
FALL 2014 workshops are up and registration open!
More classes being added every day.
Workshop your fiction with Kaitlyn Greenidge, Halimah Marcus, Thessaly La Force, Marie-Helene Bertino & more; Nonfiction with Erika Anderson, Novel Intensive with Heather Aimee O’Neill, plus MFA Application Prep Workshops and more.
Register on our site or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from the last Sackett Street Writers’ Reading Series at BookCourt, featuring Bret Johnston (REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS), Cristina Henriquez (THE BOOK OF UKNOWN AMERICANS), Kevin Clouther (WE WERE FLYING TO CHICAGO), and Julia Fierro (CUTTING TEETH, SSWW founder).
We also raffled off a limited-edition Remember Me Like This skateboard, modeled Cusack-style by Bret Johnston!
Happy Sackett Street writers in workshop on instructor Dina Nayeri’s roof!
In honor of May’s National Short Story Month, Flavorwire held its second annual short story contest, and the results are in! After reading through nearly 1000 entries, we’ve picked a winner, along …
Julia Fierro at Astoria Bookstore, 7/15/14
A must-read interview with SSWW instructor Ted Thompson in SALON, where he talks honestly and openly about the reality of publishing your first novel.
If you haven’t already read Ted’s stunning debut, THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS, do so.
Register now for the 2014 Slice Literary Conference on Sept. 6-7 in downtown Brooklyn! Two days full of panels and craft classes with professional writers, agents, editors, and many of the best and brightest of the NYC literary world.
"For writers, imagination is our greatest resource; we are compelled by the worlds we create and that’s why we struggle so to capture them in words. But every now and again, it can be helpful to step away from the computer screen, close the notebook, get your butt out of the chair, and look around, to let your imagination reset, open, and begin again."