Summer Writers' Week 2019

Join us for a week of writing: June 17 –June 21

Register now!

Hannah Tinti

Fiction Workshop Instructor and Keynote Reader

Hannah Tinti‘s  latest novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, is a national bestseller and has been optioned for television. It was nominated was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Washington Post and Paste Magazine. Her short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling first novel, The Good Thief, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, received the American Library Association’s Alex Award, and the The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Hannah has worked at bookstores, magazines, publishing houses, literary agencies, and as a literary commentator for Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. In 2002 she co-founded the award-winning magazine One Story and for 14 years was acting Editor in Chief. She is now Executive Editor. In 2009 she received the PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing and in 2014 One Story won the AWP Prize for Best Small Press. In 2018, One Story won CLMP’s Firecracker award for General Excellence.

Summer Writers' Week Program Details

Intensive genre workshops ♦ Housing available ♦ Discounted registration through April 15
**Early registration is $650 for the week. After April 15, registration is $750

***Housing: $200 for five nights (Sunday through Thursday). Participants stay in a single room in a suite with other workshop participants. Towels and sheets included.
Participants are strongly encouraged to stay on campus for a full-immersion experience
Participants select one genre of concentration and attend genre workshops each morning.

FULL SCHEDULE HERE

sharbari

Dramatic Writing Workshop:
Sharbari Ahmed

Bangladeshi-American screenwriter, playwright, and author Sharbari Ahmed was a member of the sharbariwriting team for the network series Quantico. The screenplay for Ahmed's debut feature film, Raisins Not Virgins, was one of the 37 projects selected by the Tribeca Film Institute for their annual Tribeca All Access program. She is author of the story collection, The Ocean of Mrs. Nagai. Sharbari earned an MFA from NYU and lives in Connecticut.

Melissa

Poetry Workshop:
Melissa Tuckey

Melissa Tuckey is a co-founder of Split This Rock, a national organization Melissa Tuckeydedicated to poetry of provocation and witness. She is author of a book of poems, Tenuous Chapel, selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ First Book Award in 2013, and is editor of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, forthcoming in fall of 2017 from University of Georgia Press. Recent poems have appeared in Cutthroat, Kenyon Review, and Missouri Review. Melissa has a background in environmental activism and an MFA from George Mason University. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Michael McGregor

Non-Fiction Workshop:
Michael N. McGregor

Michael N. McGregor is the author of Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax, Fordham University Press, a finalist for a Washington State Book Award and several other prizes. His essays, articles and stories have been widely published in journals and magazines, includingmichael_mcgregor The Seattle Review, Story Quarterly, Poetry, The South Dakota Review, The Crab Orchard Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, Notre Dame Magazine and The Dictionary of Literary Biography. Among his honors and awards are the Daniel Curley Award for Short Fiction, an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, an Illinois Arts Council Literary Grant and a Best American Essays Notable Essay selection. McGregor is an award-winning professor and former director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Portland State University.

Afternoon Craft Sessions

Each afternoon, Summer Writers’ Week participants select from a variety of craft panels and mini-workshops.

These will include:
• Writing commercial fiction
• Preparing your poetry manuscript
• Graphic novel short-course
• Starting a small press
• Writing for young adults
And more...

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Contact:

For more information, please email MFA@mville.edu