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Workshop, Spring 2000

Literary Nonfiction Workshop
Offered by
Writer-in-Residence Le Anne Schreiber


New York State Writers Institute Writer-in-Residence Le Anne Schreiber will conduct a workshop on literary nonfiction during the Spring 2000 semester. The main focus on the workshop will be on new non-journalistic work in the personal essay style.

The workshop is scheduled for ten Tuesday nights (March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23) from 6 to 9 p.m. The class will take place on the University at Albany’s uptown campus. The workshop is offered free of charge for non-credit, and will be limited to 10 writers. To be considered, submit manuscripts to the Writers Institute according to the guidelines listed below. Due to the volume of manuscripts received from previous workshops, we must insist that you follow the guidelines exactly.

Guidelines Literary Nonfiction Workshop

  1. All manuscripts must be typewritten, double-spaced.
  2. Submit no more than five pages of nonfiction prose. Clearly indicate the title of the piece and the style of your submission (e.g. part of an essay, memoir, travel or historical writing, etc). Include a brief statement (no more than 250 words) of intent--why you are interested in participating in this workshop and a description of the writing project on which you would like to work. Don't grovel; don't crow.
  3. All submissions must include a separate cover sheet with name, address, work and home telephone numbers. Do not put your name on any other pages of your submission.
  4. Be sure to keep a copy of your work as your manuscript will not be returned to you.
  5. Writers enrolled in a University at Albany writing class for the Spring 2000 semester, whether graduate or undergraduate, and writers who participated in the Schreiber Master Class during Spring 1999, are not eligible. Auditing is not permitted.
  6. Manuscripts delivered in person will be accepted up until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2000. Mailed manuscripts must be postmarked not later than Tuesday, February 22, 2000.
  7. Notification of acceptance will be by Friday, March 10, 2000. Please do not call regarding the status of your manuscript. We regret that neither Ms. Schreiber nor the Institute can comment on manuscripts by writers not selected.
  8. Mail manuscripts to:
Schreiber Workshop
New York State Writers Institute
UAlbany, HU 355
Albany, NY 12222

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