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Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Playful Writer Summer Workshops

Author Roberta Allen has passed along this announcement:

"Hi to everyone!

I have 2 Playful Writer Workshops coming up.

"As a writer, Roberta's class excites me because I get detailed, thoughtful criticism that inspires me to go home and write and revise." --Patricia Hawkins, Kingston, NY

"Roberta's encouragement and guidance has inspired me to discover a love and talent for writing." -- Leah Rothchild, Former dancer, Joffrey Ballet

"With Roberta's help, I am revising my memoir and loving every minute of it!" -- Ann Cappozzoli, Kingston, NY

"Roberta is a gifted teacher. I started writing--and writing well--after not having written for years! Her "energy" method really works." --Barbara Pokras, Saugerties, NY

New York: The new Tues. night workshop starts June 7
from 7:30-10 PM. It meets twice monthly for 8 sessions (4 months).
and costs $400.

Woodstock: The new Mon. night workshop starts June 12
from 7-9:30 PM. It meets twice monthly for 8 sessions (4 months)
and with the special $50 discount only costs $350. Trial class for first
timers costs $50.

I also have an opening in my ongoing Sat. workshop from 1-3:30 PM that also meets twice monthly.

Space is limited so sign up soon!"
I have two of Roberta's books: Certain People--excellent! and The Playful Way to Serious Writing. I liked the latter so much I bought a few for friends and relatives.

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