Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions


Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions

Dear Friends,

We at Black Lawrence Press would like to update you on the recent launch of the Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions – the innovative, and inexpensive, author mentoring system. DCWS matches award winning authors with writers looking to work on the rewriting and editing of their manuscripts. All of the money from this program will go to fund Dzanc’s charitable ventures such as our Dzanc Writer in Residence Programs and the Dzanc Prize.

1. Some of the workshop authors involved as mentors have recently been in the news: George Singleton was just awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and Kevin Wilson’s short story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, was just positively reviewed in the NYTBR! It’s exciting to see such these two, and so many other, fantastic authors involved with this program.

2. The program has taken off in exciting fashion and we’ve received great feedback already from a number of those that have had their first sessions:

“I can’t say enough about how valuable this process has been for me — and will continue to be as I digest her comments and revise my story. Her insight, encouragement and suggestions are just what I needed. I will definitely participate in this program again in the future! Thanks so much for the opportunity.” — Jennifer Hollmeyer (regarding mentoring author, Katrina Denza)

“Thank you so much for your time and for your words of encouragement. And thanks especially for being so straight with me — this is exactly the kind of tough coaching I need.” — Michael Mussman

“I found the experience quite wonderful.” — Caitlin Hamilton

We would love to answer any questions you may have about the Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions, and certainly would appreciate any coverage that you might provide your readership. We believe this is an important program that will help many writers who might not otherwise have access to a mentoring author. Again, any questions, please feel free to ask either via email at, of by phone at 734-756-5701.

Thank you,

Diane Goettel

Black Lawrence Press, an imprint of Dzanc Books Black Lawrence Publishing • 8405 Bay Parkway #C8 • Brooklyn • NY • 11214

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