A very exciting newsflash: author Saladin Ahmed is offering one on one mentoring for interested writers:
I am pleased to announce that I am currently offering a limited number of one-on-one creative writing mentorships. These mentorships will be individually tailored to the needs of the client, involving a combination of detailed manuscript critique and advice on publication and professionalization. My areas of teaching expertise include poetry and fantasy fiction.
Full details are here.
Second, PEN USA’s Emerging Voices Fellowship is open for applications. This is a terrific program. One of my students, Natashia Deón, was a PEN fellow, and everything I heard about it from her made it sound like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
My UCLA Extension Writers’ Program course, “Creating Universes, Building Worlds,” is officially open for students this week. This is a ten-week course that runs online, available to anyone in the world (well, fifteen anyones, anyway). Classes start on June 29th and run to September.
Anyone is welcome, including students who’ve taken the class before and simply want to workshop another short story with a new group. If you have any questions, let me know.
I got this from a friend, with the request to post widely:
Japan Earthquake Benefit
***Friends Across the Pacific: An Evening of Readings & Performances**
Join us in supporting relief efforts in Japan. The BC Japan Earthquake Fund and the Asian Canadian Studies Society invites you to an evening of poetry, fiction, performance, with some of Vancouver’s finest writers:
Daphne Marlatt, Joanne Arnott, Proma Tagore, Roy Miki, Lydia Kwa, Hiromi Goto, Fred Wah, and more!
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm
VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main Street, Vancouver
By donation. All donations will go to the Canadian Red Cross through the BC-Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
For more information contact: Julia Aoki, Communications Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
It looks like my baby werewolf story, “The Cage,” is available on iTunes at last. I don’t know about Indigo Springs, but will check soon.
Happy Valentine’s Day, all!
I know it’s hearts and flowers day, but on this rainy Vancouver morning, my Favorite Thing Ever is all about beer. Enjoy! And make it last, because I’m taking a couple weeks off FtE.