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10/18: Fiction Reading by Ulrich Baer & Rebecca Miller

The NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series Presents

A Fiction Reading by:
Ulrich Baer and Rebecca Miller
Ulrich Baer’s most recent book is “Beggar’s Chicken: Stories from Shanghai” (Earnshaw Books, 2013). Filmmaker and writer Rebecca Miller’s novel “Jacob’s Folly” was published this spring by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Friday, October 18th, 5 p.m.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Free and open to the public

Draper Alumna Dinika Amaral Reading in the "NYU Emerging Writers" series, 4/20

Draper alumna Dinika Amaral, now a student in NYU’s Creative Writing MFA program, will be reading from her novel in progress, “The Devil’s Bathtub,” as part of the “NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series,” on April 20. She will be reading alongside Anne Enright (winner of the Man Booker prize) and other CWP students. 

Congrats, Dinika!

April 20
7:00 PM

Dinika suggests that anyone attending try to get there on the early side–the space is small and these events are usually crowded.


Call for Submissions: Hercircle Ezine

Diane Leon-Ferdico, a Draper alumna and current adjunct associate professor of arts in NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies is the interim Arts Editor of Hercircle ezine, a magazine of women’s creative arts and activism. Ms. Leon-Ferdico would like to solicit article submissions from current Draper student-artists who who would like to write about their process as it relates to a particular social or political project. Hercircle is not just interested in creative arts such as sculpting or painting–an article about your academic research could also potentially qualify for inclusion in the journal. 

The journal’s call for submissions, as well as a recent sample article is below. Please send your questions and/or submissions to Diane Leon-Ferdico directly at DL4[at]nyu.edu.


Hercircle ezine is a magazine of women’s creative arts and activism.
We are looking for women who engage in their creative process in the visual arts, poetry and on topics that profile a social/political viewpoint. 
What we want is an essay between 800-1500 words that capture your process in the studio, how and why you create or write what you do.  Up to four images may be included or a copy of a poem.  Video excerpts from the artist may also be considered.
Please look at the website to become familiar with what we cover: www.hercircleezine.com
See a recent sample article (“My Story: Undocumented”) written by Kat Chua here: http://www.hercircleezine.com/2012/03/01/my-story-undocumented/
Kindly send your submissions to:
Diane Leon Ferdico

Call for Submissions: The L Magazine Wants Your Short Fiction

Call for Submissions: The L Magazine Wants Your Short Fiction

The L Magazine is proud to announce our eighth Literary Upstart, The Search for Pocket Fiction competition.

Writers are encouraged to submit their previously unpublished short fiction (a maximum of 1,500 words).

Semi-finalists, fifteen in total, will be invited to participate in one of three readings in Williamsburg, in front of a live, lively audience, and a panel of judges comprised of members of the local literati.

The three semi-final winners will advance to our final reading, where they’ll vie for a cash prize, and publication in The L Magazine’s annual Summer Fiction Issue.

Submission deadlines are on a rolling basis for the three semifinal readings, which are scheduled for late March, April and May.

Submission guidelines:

Entries (please limit yourself to two submissions) should be polished little labors of love of no more than 1,500 previously unpublished words. Content, style, subject, et cetera is at the discretion of the writer.

Kindly email submissions as an attached Word document in a standard, 12-point font to:
literaryupstart [at] thelmagazine [dot] com

While curlicues and bubble fonts make us blush, they also make our poor eyes bleed, so please keep it simple and please double space. Please include your name, the title of your story, and your email address, at least on the first page your story and perhaps even on subsequent pages.

Last, but not least, please remember that the live readings are a major component of this competition, so if you’re not living in the NYC area or cannot arrange to be here for a reading or two between March and June, you may wish to reconsider submitting your work.

Happy Writing,

The L Magazine
literaryupstart [at] thelmagazine [dot] com

Free Creative Writing Workshop at Draper, Nov. 18 (Led by Draper Student Vanessa Hamra)

Draper student Vanessa Hamra is completing training to lead creative writing workshops for the New York Writer’s Coalition, an organization which facilitates creative writing workshops for those historically without a voice in New York City. As the final step of her training, Vanessa will be leading a creative writing workshop here at Draper. Vanessa would like to invite Draper students to attend this free workshop. All the information is below, but please email Vanessa directly to RSVP. The workshop will be capped at 12 people.

Creative Writing Workshop Led by Vanessa Hamra
Friday, November 18
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Draper Map Room

The details:

  • The workshop is a free New York Writer’s Coalition workshop
  • All writing genres and levels are welcome.
  • There will be coffee & treats
RSVP Required! Email Vanessa at vanassa.sue@gmail.com to register.