Writers in the Mountains (WIM) is pleased to introduce Publishing and The Writer’s Life, a fourteen-week-long workshop with Anique Sara Taylor. The class will be held online Tuesdays, 6 to 8 pm, from September 6 to December 27, 2022. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class.
So now you’ve done the work. Your poem, essay, story, flash, micro fiction or whole book is finished and ready. You want it to have a life outside of yourself in the world. What now? Get ready for a new and separate practice. Publishing! This class will help furnish information to support you in researching the best venues for your work. We’ll cover preparation, presentation, bios, goals, strategy, and possibility. We’ll discuss new opportunities in web presence, readings, author presentation, and community. Who you most want to be in your inner and outer life as a writer. We’ll use exercises to explore blocks, how to turn them in the direction of inspirational fuel. What holds you back, what propels you, how you can navigate publishing. In planning personal strategies, how to deal with issues, you’ll be developing wider pathways to your particular version of success. In an atmosphere of creative group support, we’ll enter the next phase of the Writer’s Life towards what you want in your work, your career, your life. Expect homework, individual research directed toward your own goals. All levels are welcome. Let the fun begin!
Anique Sara Taylor’s full-length poetry book Where Space Bends was released in May 2020 with Finishing Line Press. She holds a Poetry MFA (Drew University), a Diplôme (The Sorbonne), a Painting BFA (Highest Honors/Pratt) and Drawing MFA (Pratt Institute). Her work has appeared in Rattle, Common Ground Review, Adanna, Stillwater Review, Earth’s Daughters, The World (St. Mark’s Poetry Project), The National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side among others. Her chapbook Poems is published by Unimproved Editions Press. She’s co-authored works for HBO, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster and a three-act play that was performed by Playwrights Horizons and Williamstown Theatre Festival. In 2014 her chapbook was chosen Finalist by both Minerva Rising and Blue Light Press’ 2014 Chapbook Competitions. In 2015 her next book Under the Ice Moon was chosen a Finalist by Blue Light Press’ Chapbook Competition. Her work has appeared in several anthologies: The Lake Rises (Stockport Flats Press), Pain and Memory (Editions Bibliotekos, Inc.), Veils, Halos and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women (Kasva Press). An award-winning artist, Taylor’s art has been featured in numerous galleries including The Bruce Museum, CT, The Monmouth Museum, NJ, The Noyes Museum, NJ, The Puffin Foundation, NJ, The Cork Gallery at Avery Fisher Hall, NYC, The Bronfman Center Gallery, NYC. She teaches/taught Creative Writing for Benedictine Hospital’s Oncology Support Program, Bard LLI, and Writers in the Mountains.
Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation, and sharing of creative writing. Learn more at writersinthemountains.org.