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Workshops at the Writers House, Spring 1997

Play/Screenwriting | Fiction | Poetry and Submitting


Play and Screenwriting Workshop
with Jeff Sweet

The author of The Dramatist's Toolkit (now in its fourth printing), Jeffrey Sweet's scripts for TV movies, primetime drama and comedy and daytime have been broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and A&E, in the process winning him a Writers Guild of America Award and an Emmy nomination. His plays have won the Outer Critics Circle Award, a Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, and an American Theatre Critics Association playwriting award (and two other nominations). He currently teaches writing for the Actors Studio. He will be giving an intensive weekend workshop, with morning and afternoon sessions, in play and screenwriting on February 8th and 9th, from 12-5 PM each day. Contact Laura Dave for more information.


  • Laura Dave (lcd@sas) 1
  • Paula E Lifschitz ( 2
  • Jonas E Agin ( 3
  • Christian Stadler ( 4
  • Jason Epstein ( 5
  • Chang Hwang ( 6
  • Lance Daniels ( 7
  • Andrew Melbourne ( 8
  • Mul Mathews ( 9
  • Meredith Peters ( 10
  • Daniel Kay ( 11
  • Peter Segall ( 12
  • Douglas Estadt ( 13
  • Carlos Alston ( 14
  • Leora Klein ( 15
  • Sarah Trachtenberg ( 16
  • Shivani Tibrewala ( 17
  • Karen Murphy ( 18
  • Ahmed Bashi (abashi@sas) 19
  • Julian Bernstein ( 20

Fiction Workshop
with Simone Zelitch

Simone Zelitch is a local Philadelphia fiction writer. She received a B.A. from Wesleyan and an M.F.A. from University of Michigan. She has taught at Southern Illinios University, University of Veszprem in Hungary, Community college of Philadelphia, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts. Her work has appeared in the minnesota review, Daughters of Nyx, and The Long Story, among other places. Black Heron Press published her 1991 novel, The Confession of Jack Straw.

The Fiction Workshop will be held weekly on Sunday evenings, 6 PM, at the Writers House, beginning January 26th. It is open to a limit of ten participants. The workshop will include intensive review of particpants original work, as well as some exercises and outside reading.

If you are intersted, please let us know. To ask Simone for more details about the workshop, e-mail her.


  • Christian Stadler (
  • Luke Szyrmer (
  • Chang Hwang (
  • Angelina Barr (
  • Audrey Beth Stein (
  • Ravina Aggarwal (
  • Rebecca Entel (
  • Justine Gudenas (

Poetry and Submitting Workshop
with Mary Colangelo

Mary Colangelo is a Poetry Editor for the Painted Bride Quarterly. She has studied at Temple University with Toby Olson, Susan Stewart, Sonia Sanchez, David Bradley, and Charles Fuller. Among other honors, she has received the Sparrow Award for Poetry (Indiana State, 1995), the Writers Unlimited Annual Internationa Literary Competition Award (1995), and a mentorship with Pablo Medina. She has published in the Ariel 1996 anthology and various national literary periodicals and journals.

The following is an overview of the workshop:


  • Heather Starr (
  • Samantha Zeitlin (szeitlin@sas)
  • Reza Alavi (
  • Robin Key (
  • David Koppisch (
  • Nijmie Dzurinko (
  • Alison Cross (across@sas)
  • Alexandra Minnaar (alexandm@sas)

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