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Shakespeare and Company Reading, Paris - July 30, 2015

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is proud to announce that we will be hosting Guggenheim Fellowship and two time NEA fellowship recipient David Shields for a reading at… 262 more words

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The Write Time and Place ~ 2015 Chuckanut Writers Conference

Dear Writers,
You know when you hear something that particularly helps your writing, mainly because it comes at a time that you need to hear it? 2,007 more words
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Summer in Paris Writing Retreat Courses Announced!

Brevity (with David Shields)
Lecture. Exegesis. In-class writing/critique.
A sustained argument for the excitement and urgency of literary brevity in a hyper-digital, post-religious age; a rally for compression, concision, and velocity; and a meditation on the brevity of human existence.  1,394 more words

Apply to CWW Summer in Paris Writing Retreat by Deadline May 5, 2015!

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will take place July 22-30, 2015 in France. The retreat offers participating writers of all genres and levels to work alongside award-winning authors and editors. 1,074 more words

David Shields on literary collage

Is literary collage the future of creative writing and reading in our YouTube-attention-span world? Yes, according to David Shields in Reality Hunger.

In a class at Richard Hugo House last weekend, Shields explained how the most successful collage works (essay, memoir, short story, novel) are… 173 more words


Lyric Essay: John D'Agata

With John D’Agata’s The Lifespan of a Fact, we explore the realm of the lyric essay. We have been working our way toward this very current and somewhat controversial turn in nonfiction writing: where the creativity of “creative nonfiction” emerges into the essay, formerly and formally thought of as dry, dead. 622 more words


A Renaissance For All Seasons

Nat Bradford may not think of himself as a renaissance man or as a man for all seasons, but I think he is both.

Bradford is combining his heritage, classical learning and business innovation with a deep respect for science, the earth and its inhabitants. 351 more words

Bradford Watermelon