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—Katie S.

Our Latest News

  • Instructor Kerry Muir’s short film, Madame, is an official selection of the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, and the San Francisco Independent Film Festival.

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  • Writing Salon student Robin Michel published her debut poetry collection entitled Beneath a Strawberry Night Sky with Raven & Wren Press.

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  • The paperback edition of instructor Lisa Moore Ramée’s third book, MapMaker, was released in September from Harper Collins Publishers.

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  • Instructor Cary Groner is delighted to report good news from four of his former students. Kate Keleher went on to earn an MFA from Johns Hopkins and has joined the faculty there as a junior assistant professor. Chelsea Bowlby completed her MFA at Vanderbilt in 2021, and has stories recently published or forthcoming in Story and The Sun. Vanessa Chan earned her MFA at the New School in NYC and will publish her debut novel, The Storm We Made, with Simon & Schuster in January 2024. Finally, Sachiko Ragosta will begin her MFA studies at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop this fall. Congratulations to all!

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  • Student Dorothy O’Donnell‘s The Road to Durango, about intergenerational trauma, mental health, and the love between family members that transcends all, is out now in HerStry.

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  • The poem Long Distance, by instructor Brian Tierney came out in Poetry Magazine. It was the audio poem of the day on May 1, 2023.

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  • Instructor Alison Luterman’s poem Offering came out in the Anacapa Review.

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  • Instructor Andy Touhy’s story Arms was published by Lake Effect in Spring 2023.

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Student Reviews

The Writing Salon
5.0
Based on 36 Reviews
Mysti Z.
Mysti Z.
2016-09-09 15:46:28
I just finished a 9-week course "Fiction Workshop - Build & Refine Your Storytelling Skills" with Cary Groner and here are my thoughts: This course is...
Dulce V.
Dulce V.
2016-04-29 16:56:02
I recently came across the pleasure to sit with Kate Montgomery in her 'Mapping the Story' one day workshop. It was my first class with The Writing Salon...
Kristina G.
Kristina G.
2016-02-21 18:04:16
I have taken many creative writing classes, but have received little instruction on craft. The writing salon gave me the tools to consider craft in my...

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