Friday, April 18, 2014

Introducing Summer Keynote Speaker -- Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III 
photo by 
Marion Ettlinger

The Antioch Writers' Workshop is pleased to announce author Andre Dubus III as the 2014 Antioch Writers' Workshop Keynote Speaker and Morning Creative Writing Craft Class instructor.

Andre Dubus III is the author of five books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice". It was named on many "Top Non-fiction Books of 2011" lists, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Esquire magazine. His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made into an Academy Award nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly.

Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, The Pushcart Prize, and he is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.

His newest book, Dirty Love, was published in the fall of 2013. Learn more about him at

Registration for Full-Week and A La Carte options for 29th Annual Summer Workshop July 12-18, 2014 is now available on our website.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dayton Daily News / AWW Scholarship Deadline April 27

Local writers! Answer the call for entries for this 18th annual writing contest, held in partnership with Dayton Daily News and the Antioch Writers' Workshop.

The AWW is providing scholarships to this summer's workshop as prizes for the contest's top writers.

Top awards: Best in Show from either teen or adult categories will win a full scholarship to the Summer Program, July 12-18. First place in teen and in adult wins a $125 scholarship toward the Summer Program. First-place winner of the youth category will receive a $25 gift certificate to Books & Co.

The best in show and first-place winners will be featured in an article in the Dayton Daily News. Other top winners will be listed in the Dayton Daily News.

Top winning entries will be published on and on the workshop's site.

Genre: Fiction only. No memoirs or essays.

Length: 1,800-word maximum.

Entries: Stories must be original and unpublished. Writers may submit only one story. Stories must be typed, double-spaced and stapled in the upper left corner. No binders. Hard copies only. Manuscripts will not be returned. Because of the volume, we cannot confirm receipt of individual entries over the phone.

Cover page: Each entry must have a cover page with title, writer's name, age, full address, email address and daytime, evening and cellphone numbers.

Age categories: Youth (12 years old and younger); Teen (13 to 18 years old); and Adult (19 and older). Entrants must live in the Dayton Daily News circulation area.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by April 27, 2014.

Entry fees: None.

Mail entries to: Dayton Daily News/Antioch Writers' Workshop Creative Writing Contest, c/o Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Winners will be notified around May 3.

For more information, email or

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AWW Scholarship Deadline TODAY!

The deadline for the following Antioch Writers' Workshop scholarships is April 15.

First place winners of Antioch Writers' Workshop Scholarships receive a full waiver of registration and tuition fees. Second place winners receive a 50% waiver of registration and tuition fees. The scholarships do not cover travel, lodging, or food.

The Betty Crumrine Scholarship

The Betty Crumrine Scholarship is awarded to a single parent who is committed to writing and who could not otherwise attend the workshop. The Crumrine Scholarship was created by friends of Betty Crumrine, who lived and wrote in Yellow Springs and participated in the Antioch Writers' Workshop from 1986 until 1990.

To apply, please send your submission (poetry, nonfiction, fiction, or drama) and a one-page letter explaining your writing experience and plans and need for financial aid. For specific details on how to submit and format, please see our scholarship page. Submissions that do not follow our submitting and formatting guidelines will be disqualified.

The Judson Jerome Poetry Scholarship

The Judson Jerome Poetry Scholarship is named after Judson Jerome, a poet and nonfiction writer, writer of textbooks, professor, and poetry editor who founded the Antioch Writers' Workshop along with William Baker.

Please send your poetry submission along with a bio of yourself (not longer than a page). For specific details on how to submit and format, please see our scholarship page. Submissions that do not follow our submitting and formatting guidelines will be disqualified.

The Bill Baker Scholarship

The Bill Baker Scholarship is for a writer who is nominated by someone who can testify to his or her qualifications both as writer and community member. The scholarship is named after Bill Baker, co-founder of the Antioch Writers' Workshop, writer of textbooks, journalist, and fiction writer.
To submit a nomination for the Bill Baker Scholarship, please send the nominee's name, contact information, a short sample of their writing (conforming to the formatting and submission requirements detailed on our website), and a 1-2 page essay that delineates their bravery, innovation, or significant contribution to their community.
For specific details on how to submit and format, please see our scholarship page. Submissions that do not follow our submitting and formatting guidelines will be disqualified.

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