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—Katie S.

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  • Students Elise Kazanjian/Raluca Ioanid and Bonnie McManis/Sarah HaBa are among the seven intergenerational pairs of writers who will be reading at Bay Area Generations on Monday, July 23 at The Bindery on Haight Street. Instructor Kathleen McClung is co-curator of the event.

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  • Instructor Laura Atkins’ co-written book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, is selected as the winner of the Social Justice Literature Award in the nonfiction category from the International Literacy Association (ILA).

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  • Instructor Daniel Ari’s poem “I want more of you” is published by Dual Coast Magazine.

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  • Instructor Heather June Gibbons’ poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, has been published by the University of Utah Press and is now available for order.

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  • Instructor Kathleen McClung has won the 2017 Morton Marr Poetry Prize for her pantoum, “Biking Circle Drive.” A three-time finalist in recent years, she receives a cash prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review. Erica Dawson served as the 2017 judge for the formal verse contest.

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  • Instructor Laura Atkins’ co-written book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, has won the Carter G. Woodson Award for middle grade social studies books from the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS).

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  • Instructor Daniel Ari will perform his poetry sequence “Mirabai and the Faeries” at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco (1062 Valencia St) as part of the Monday Night Marsh series on April 16 and April 30.

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  • Student Kate Jessica Raphael has been nominated for a 2018 Lambda Literary Award for her mystery novel, Murder under the Fig Tree.

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The Writing Salon
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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...
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...
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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