Issue #6. Winter/Spring 2000. The Writers Studio in the words of the writers:
Sister Stone is Amy Dana's piece,
based on You're Ugly, Too,
by Lorrie Moore. Amy Dana lives in Connecticut with her husband and two
children. She has been a member of The Writers Studio for twelve
years and has taught an advanced/intermediate workshop there for three
years. Currently she teaches individual tutorials. She has published fiction
Clerestory and Issues. She was
a member of the features staff of Vogue and a senior editor at Interiors
Author Abigail Wender is an associate director as well as a teacher
at The Writers Studio and has published her work in Fish Stories:
Collective II and other journals.
This is the first draft of the exercise,
based on No Sorry, by
Amy Schatz is a television producer/director who most recently completed
a family special for HBO. She lives in New York City. This is the
first draft of her exercise, based on a poem by James Schuyler.
Bill Eville is a teacher at The Writers Studio. He works
as a development executive for the director Barry Sonnenfeld focusing on
the adaptations of books into screenplays. He also writes a column
for the Kashmir Monitor. Read his exercise
on Fernando Pessoa & Co.
David Siff is the author of the forthcoming memoir "Eleanor's Rebellion"
(Knopf). Under the name David Faulkner he has been an actor and, more recently,
a journalist and the author of several books on sports. He lives in New
York City. Here is his paragraph, based
on an example by William Faulkner, The
Elizabeth England is a recipient of a 1998 New York State Fellowship
for fiction and a Geraldine Moore Fiction Award. Her work has appeared
in Nebraska Review and The Global City Review. Her
is inspired by Alice McDermott,
Leslie Findlen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is the editor of
The Writers Studio newsletter. She lived in rural Japan for two
years, where she learned that tattoos can be magical and memorable (though
not enough to get one herself.)
This is her exercise.
Frazier Russell based his piece on Thomas Mann, Death
in Venice. This is the 8th
draft of the piece.
Frazier Russell is a senior faculty member at The Writers Studio.
His poems have appeared in The American Voice, Global City Review,
and other journals. His first book of poems, I Too Have Spoken Their
Names, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.
Jenny Dowling is an Assistant Director at The Writers Studio.
She is also a Planner for the Department of Social Services in New
Her work has appeared in
the Spring 99 issue
of Offcourse. Her exercise
is based on a poem by Carlos Drummond
Lisa Kaufman, a teacher at The Writers Studio, is also an editor
and director of marketing for the book publisher PublicAffair, and has
worked with Viking Penguin and Random House.
Her exercise is based on The
House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton.
Patrick Lawlor is an American who grew up in Ireland and now lives in
New York City with several cats.
His exercise is inspired
by a poem by Marie Howe.
Sheila Welch works as a computer consultant and lives in New Jersey
with her husband and daughter. Her
poem is inspired
by Belle Waring's poems.
Rynn Williams' poem is inspired by Allan Ginsberg's Kaddish
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