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The Bronx Writers' Center Workshops
***NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE THEATER ON THE GROUNDS OF ST PETER"S EPISCOPAL CHURCH***
A Series of Free Workshops and Events for Writers
Monday, February 11, 2013
6:30-7:00pm Speed Writing: Each BWC workshop starts with a short writing exercise and an opportunity to meet and share with your fellow writers.
7:00-8:30pm Michael Mejias is the Director of Submissions at Writers House, the agency that has represented writers from Nora Roberts to Ken Follett to Neil Gaiman. Mr. Mejias will speak to and demystify the submissions process. He will also be answering questions from the audience.
Michael Mejias has worked at Writers House since 1999 and has reviewed over 300,000 submissions in that time. In 2002, he founded the Reading Series at the Kettle of Fish, a series that presented over 300 new authors to the publishing community, on its way to becoming a West Village staple. Additionally, he’s served as curator/ Master of Ceremonies for many literary events around town including Coliseum Books, Bank Street Books, Biography Books, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Telephone Bar, and the Nuyorican Poets Café.
Michael is also a playwright and his latest play, GHETTO BABYLON, is the winner of the 2012 National Latino Playwriting Award. In February, GHETTO BABYLON will receive a staged reading by the Arizona Theatre Company and, in August, it will be produced by the Dramatic Question Theatre (www.thedqt.org) at the 59E59 Theatres.
Maria Romano, Director of the Bronx Writers Center, writer and teacher, will host this workshop.
The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx. The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs.
The Bronx Writers Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Robert A.Bowne Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts’ Literature Program, NYC Council Member James Vacca, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development,Arts Midwest, the Scherman Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, NYC Department of Small Business Services/Avenue NYC and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library.
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Bronx Writers Center
Devoted to creating and supporting Bronx voices, readers and writers