TWH Featured Writers
by Julie Carpenter
I attended The Writer's Hotel in New York in early June, and I can't recommend it enough. By the way, it's not too early to start thinking about 2019! Billed as a mini MFA, it's an intense week of workshops, labs, meeting with agents to improve your pitch and hanging out in bars. Actually, that last bit is because authors read their work at bars like the KGB. But the best part of the week, even better than hanging out in bars, is meeting new writers.
This year I was part of a workshop led by Elizabeth Hand. (Check out her author page on Amazon by clicking through). Coming soon we will devote a post to helping you find her books. The workshop was intense, focused, kind and best of all I met eleven brilliant new writers and got to read their work.
Now you can sample their work as well. Here are the next three featured writers from Elizabeth Hand's TWH workshop.
Claire Solomon is both a funny, smart, engaging story teller and an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College. She writes both fiction and academic prose. I'm excited about her upcoming fiction, but in the meantime we're featuring an academic work.
This book is a study of "stereotypes about women, sex, ethnicity, and race in the twentieth and twenty-first century literature with a particular emphasis on the historical fiction of prostitution and its selective reconstruction of the past."
Click through the here or on the image at the left to purchase.
Keith Fentonmiller's work is hilarious, fast-paced and filled with strange twists. Step into Keith's universe for thrills laughs and insights into the quirks of the human mind.
The featured book is described as "Book One of the Life Indigo series, The Cursed Hat is a funny, dark, fantastical journey through the Jazz Age, Nazi Germany, and WWII Detroit."
You can also access more published stories here.
A sampling of Douglas Wright's work can be found here, on the featured writing page of his website. Look for announcements of upcoming work here!
Douglas has a quick, immersive, flow to his writing. It's slightly offbeat, sense of humor with a twist. Be sure to check out his advice about negotiating with Tigers. It might come in handy.