SWW News, Issue 1, No. 3 June 3, 2008
From the Director’s Desk ….
Summer Writers’ Week is less than 3 weeks away! If you’ve been procrastinating, now’s the
time to register so you don’t miss out on the experience!
In this issue of Manhattanville’s Summer Writers’ Week News (SWW), we’re going to ask you to
do a lot of clicking! We’ve provided several links to articles and sites that will help you to get to
know some of our 25th Anniversary guest faculty better. We’re also taking the opportunity to
share some news about Manhattanville’s award-winning lit journal, Inkwell. Happy reading!
Table of Contents:
Three of Our Faculty: Up Close & Personal
And What Has Inkwell Been Up To?
Faculty & Special Readings
Our Children’s Writing Workshop with Patricia Lee Gauch is officially closed out. Don’t
miss out on the workshop you want to take…visit www.mville.edu/writersweek today for the
complete Summer Writers’ Week brochure. Simply print it out, complete the registration form,
and mail to us along with a 10-page writing sample and your payment. Or give us a call at (914)
323-5300 and we’ll be happy to drop a brochure in the mail to you or take your information over
For those interested in our Master of Arts in Writing program, if you apply during Summer
Writers’ Week and are accepted, you will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship toward the first
Masters course in the Fall! This is a great opportunity! Program application information will be
available at our Conference Registration table throughout the week.
Three of Our Faculty: Up Close and Personal
What Have They Written? What Are They Saying?
Our fabulous guest faculty members keep very busy writing, editing, teaching and appearing
at conferences. Here are a few interesting links by or about three of them—Patricia Lee Gauch,
Terese Svoboda and Rachel Cohen—to help you get to know them a little better. (Look for
links about Alice Elliott Dark, Major Jackson and Jim Weikart next week in Issue 4 of
Summer Writers’ Week News.)
Rachel Cohen: http://harvardmagazine.com/2004/07/lives-intertwined.html
Patricia Lee Gauch:
Terese Svoboda: http://frivole.com/feature/featured_artist_003.html
…And What Has INKWELL Been Up To?
Appearance in Verse Daily!
We’re proud to report that on May 21, 2008, Verse Daily published Sandra Kohler's poem,
―What is Coming,‖ taken from the Spring 2008 issue of Inkwell! Click on this link:
Reading at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY!
On May 22, six poets affiliated with Inkwell read poetry at the Neuberger Museum in dialogue
with the current exhibition: Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape. Readers included Noah
Michelson, Eugenie Theall, Philip Byrne, Missy Eagan Wey and Autumn Kindelspire. (If you
get the chance, check out this interesting exhibition of work by more than 66 young artists,
which runs through July 20, 2008.)
Review of Spring 2008 Issue!
Vince Coravaia has written a wonderful review of Inkwell's latest issue. Check it out at:
Faculty & Special Readings: Okay to Bring a Friend
Here are those dates again! Books will be on sale during Writers’ Week—or you might want to
purchase books ahead of time to be sure to get your favorite authors’ autographs.
Alice Elliott Dark & Terese Svoboda – Mon., 6/23 @ 5pm
Patricia Lee Gauch & Jim Weikart – Mon., 6/23 @ 7pm
Special Reading – Paul Rieckhoff (Chasing Ghosts) – Tues. 6/24 @ 7pm
Poetry Reading, Kevin Pilkington & Sally Bliumis Dunn – Wed. 6/25 @ 2:30 pm
Keynote Address: Nan Talese – Wed., 6/25 @ 7:30 pm
Major Jackson & Rachel Cohen – Thurs., 6/26 @ 1:30 pm
Come Celebrate 25 Years of Summer Writers’ Week with Us!
Ruth & Linda