Writer's Weekend, April 28-30, 2017
Mount San Antonio College is hosting its 10th annual Writers’ Weekend. This event is open to participants from our college, other California colleges, and the surrounding community. Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction writers, scriptwriters, actors, graphic artists, fine artists, and all creative minds: this is your chance to network, workshop, and create with others who share your passion.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We are committed to celebrating and cultivating the creative works of students and Mount San Antonio College and aspiring artists across the surrounding community.
WHO IS INVITED
Classes are available for all ages and experience levels, and we welcome everyone. For more information, check out the Writer's Weekend Flyer.
All participants must complete the Weekend of the Arts application by April 1, 2017. A $5 registration fee will cover expenses such as guest speaker and food.
Free pizza will be provided on Friday and Saturday of the conference; however, due to budgetary constraints, we will be unable to provide snacks and free water, so bring your own refreshments.
WHAT TO BRING
Notebooks, sketchbooks, pens, and pencils
Copies of your work to share
Snacks and water
Generate new work with creative writing exercises and have your work critiqued by published writers, publishers, and fellow writers in a fun and comfortable environment. Get a unique look into professional writers’ creative process and share your knowledge and love of writing with others.
Anders Carson (Poetry) is the author of the collections Death is Not the Worst Thing and I Knew It Would Come to This.
Nikia Chaney (Poetry) is a poet, community organizer, Cal State San Bernardino graduate, and the 2016-2018 Inlandia Literary Laureate.
Jo Scott-Coe (Creative Nonfiction) is an assistant professor of English at Riverside Community College. Her memoir, Teacher at Point Blank, is available through Aunt Lute Books.
Bonnie Hearn Hill (Fiction) is the author of six thrillers, a young adult astrology series, and Ghost Island, a paranormal romance. With Christopher Allan Poe, she wrote DIGITAL INK: Writing Killer Fiction in the e-book Age, a guide for writers.
Christopher Allan Poe (Fiction) is an author and touring musician from Los Angeles, CA. He writes paranormal thrillers, with an emphasis in themes that shed light on social problems for women and children.
YiShun Lai is the author of Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu, and she is an editor the Tahoma Literary Review.
Stephanie Barbé Hammer is the author of How Formal?, a collection of poetry.
Other creative writing workshop leaders will be Syd Bartman, Pam Arterburn, Robert Piluso, Scott Creley, Michaelsun Knapp, Tim Hatch, Andrew Turner, and Elder Zamora.
2017 WRITERS’ WEEKEND CONTEST
For the first time ever, we will have a contest for our attendees. The rules for the contest will be announced on the first day of the conference, and all entries will be due on Sunday, April 30th. Winners will be announced at the end of the conference.
COLLEGE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS
Learn about the options and opportunities available for a degree in creative writing, including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs. Learn about these programs and the admission requirements. Start planning for your future in writing.
PRESENTATION OF 2016-2017 WRITER’S DAY PRIZES
Join us in congratulating our contest winners. This is an annual prize open to Mt. SAC students for fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and critical essays.
OPEN MIC READINGS
Open microphone readings are a great way to show appreciation for the work all writers do. Read your work, or you can just sit back and enjoy hearing others’ work.
VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOPS
Mt. SAC professors will lead workshops aimed at fusing the visual arts with other art forms, including writing and theater. Studio activities will explore elements of design, ceramics, printmaking, and drawing.
VISUAL ART VISITING ARTIST SEMINARS
Learn about the art field from art professionals in the industry through seminars and hands-on activities.