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NEW! Introduction to Creative Writing Begins April 24

Workshop – Fiction Writing: Crafting Your Novel (Advanced) (F410)

with Suzanne Hoover, Ph.D. You are writing a novel ... and have worked hard to make that long-held goal come true. If you are already immersed in the writer's world of inventing and problem-solving, and are now ready for knowledgeable feedback and expert guidance, this workshop is for you.

1149506_160670740800984_980404006_oMary Ann Cooper’s essay The Blue Dress” was published in the September, 2013 issue of  the literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs.

Christine Pakkala was named the winner of the 2013 Ladies Home Journal Personal Essay contest.

Christine Pakkala had Last But Not Least Lola Going Green, the first of her three-volume (so far) middle-grade fiction LAST BUT NOT LEAST LOLA series, published by Boyd’s Mill Press in spring 2013.


Brian Mattimore’s book, Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs was published by Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley Press.


Marcelle Soviero’s essay about her Uncle’s Suffolk Soda Shop was published in the July 31, 2012 issue of NYMetro Parents.

Jonathan Katz’s essay “A Bad Hop” appearedc in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood  published March, 2013.

Marcelle Soviero’s essay “Popular” appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood  published March, 2013.

Carol Boas’s short story “Under The Table” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That series.

Lorri Danzig’s two poems, “Meningioma“, and “The Gurney,” were published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.

Rebecca Martin’s essays “To Borrow a Phrase” and “Extreme Family Flying” WWW’s Examined Life workshop and published in Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.


Randi Olin’s essay “The Toy Man” was published in the Fall, 2012 issue of Weston Magazine.  


Randi Olin’s essay How to Know When It’s Time to Get Rid of the Swingset” appeared in Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.


Randi Olin’s short story “The Cupcake Dress” was published in the spring edition of Clever Magazine.


Rebecca Martin’s article “Dr. Dude” appeared in the September, 2012 issue of Literary Mama.  


Penny Pearlman published her twice award-winning Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas, which is now being used as a textbook in several university curricula.

Valerie Seiling Jacobs’s essay “Packing for the Ineffable” was published on the Opinion page of the New York Times April 11, 2007.  (This was in her first workshop at WWW!)


Valerie Seiling Jacobs‘ article, “The Appealing Earnestness of ‘Say Yes to the Dress'” appeared in the July, 2012 issue of The Atlantic.

Susan Ross  won the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Awardfor her middle-age book In Search of Lottie.

Ed Massey’s short story “Daughter of the Pioneers” was published in the March, 2012 issue of Frontier Tales Magazine. Ed Massey also had his short story, “The Silver Freight,” published by Rope and Wire.  


Marcelle Soviero published her essay collection An Iridescent Life: Essays on Motherhood and Stepmotherhood in 2012, the same year she became owner and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.

Marcelle Soviero’s essay, Gathering Spot: Constructing a Family Kitchen was published in the July/August 2012 issue of Wilton Magazine.

Matt Debenham‘s short story “The Advocate” was named a finalist in Narrative Magazines Fall 2011 Story Contest.

Bob Robustellii published his debut novel Teamwork. 


Liz Rueven launched Kosher Like Me, a professional food blog.


Doreen Birdsell published her memoir Without Faith: A Motherless Child Redeemed by a Determcined Spirit.


Randye Kaye’s memoir Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope was published in 2011 by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Sandra Rodriguez Barronwas named a finalist in the prestigious Connecticut Book Awards Fiction category for her novel Stay with Me (HarperCollins).

Rebecca Martin’s essay “A Gift to Remember: One Stepdaughter’s Mission to Pay Forward a Kindness From Her Past,” was published in StepMom Magazine.

Valerie Seiling Jacobs’s essay “A Better Place” was included in Twelve Breaths a Minute: End of Life Stories  published by Southern Methodist University Press in 2011.

Sharyn Skeeter whose poem, “Walking Meditation: Sangha on Unbound Pages isincluded in an anthology Charles Johnson: Embracing the World (New Delhi: Authorspress, 2011). Another two of her poems, Ferry to the Island” and “In Sum”  have been published in Re-Markings (Vol. X No. 2).and two more will appear in Poet Lore (Spring 2012).   


Madame Bovary’s Daughtera novel by workshop leader Linda Howard Urbach, was released by Random House (2011).

Charles Gershmann, a participant in David Wiltse’s Playwriting workshop, whose play The Prenup” has been accepted into this summer’s Strawberry One-Act Festival.

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