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Literary Arts Friends announce 2013 writing awards winners

The winners of the 2013 Literary Arts Awards were announced last Sunday on the porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall. Any person who has visited Chautauqua Institution throughout the season was eligible to submit previously unpublished poetry or prose for the Young Writer Awards (ages 12 and under), Young Adult Awards (under 18) or the Adult Prose and Poetry awards (ages 18 and older).

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Greenwood to speak on finding purpose in writing about death

David Valdes Greenwood, the Chautauqua Writers’ Center prose writer-in-residence, has been known to write either the funniest tragedy or the saddest comedy, depending on how a reader looks at it.

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Writer-in-residence Cooley to extract big questions from tiny texts

If poet-in-residence Nicole Cooley had her way, this article about her upcoming Brown Bag lecture on short writing forms would fit into this 25-word sentence.

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Workshops focus on personal voice, narrative

Imagine your life story from the point of view of a spoon. The ethical question to ask might be what an actual spoon might think of this. The honest question to ask might be whether or not anyone would find your life story interesting enough to read.

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Slechta speaks on channeling uncertainty in writing

The poems published in Mary McLaughlin Slechta’s collection Wreckage on a Watery Moon began to take shape in 2004, the year her father passed away. In 2005, the collection was accepted by a press and, in 2006, finally published.

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Writers’ Center workshops to walk line between truth and fiction

The Chautauqua Writers’ Center brings in two new workshop leaders during Week Eight. Nancy McCabe, prose writer-in-residence, will lead a prose workshop encouraging participants to use tools from fiction to craft creative nonfiction and memoir. Poet-in-residence Mary McLaughlin Slechta will help students in her poetry workshop tap into the past to access new narratives and voices.

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Noyes to give Brown Bag on anxiety in writing fiction

Tom Noyes will give a lecture today on anxiety — a lecture that he did not know he was going to give until last week. Luckily, as a writer of fiction, Noyes is comfortable with a bit of anxiety.

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