THE WRITER’S HOTEL & The Writer’s Hotel Reading Series 2014

May 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm 2 comments


The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction & Nonfiction is truly “a new kind of writing program,” as the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) noted in a recent article. The Writer’s Hotel is the editorial and teaching arm of the print journal, The New Guard literary review.

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class is set up as a floating campus in Midtown Manhattan between three writer’s hotels, The Algonquin Hotel, Library Hotel and The Bryant Park Hotel. TWH 2014 Workshop Leaders are Richard Hoffman, Scott Wolven, Elyssa East and Shanna McNair, the Founder of both The Writer’s Hotel and The New Guard.
Along with Master Class workshops on craft, meetings with agents and editors and lectures and seminars, The Writer’s Hotel (TWH) hosts literary events, including a series called “The Writer’s Hotel Reading Series 2014,” a reading series specially curated for the current Master Class. Participants and program faculty read their own original work at NYC venues during session. 2014 Faculty readings will be held at The Half King and Kinokuniya. 2014 Master Class participant venues are KGB Bar Lit’s Red Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, The EAR Inn via The New York Poetry Society and Book Culture.

Other 2014 events include a guided game of “Wink, Murder,” a game made popular by NYC’s so called “Vicious Circle,” at The Algonquin Hotel and walking tours, guided by The New York Public Library staff, Greenwich Pub Crawl and the Dorothy Parker Society. The local NYC nonprofit, Literary Manhattan, is working to help coordinate some literary events.
The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction & Nonfiction, 2014 is sponsored in part by The Kirby Family Foundation in cooperation with Creative Portland Corporation. Bottles of Dorothy Parker Gin have been donated by New York Distilling Company for the Wink, Murder event.


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