The Attic Atheneum is a unique ten month program for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
If you're interested in learning more about how to focus on your writing for a nearly a year in our alternative to the low-residency MFA offering, come on up Thursday, May 3, 7:30pm. It's free. There'll be treats.
And remember: The deadline to apply for the Atheneum class of 2013 is May 30.
Congratulations to Attic Institute Associate Fellow Paulann Petersen
Reappointed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber to a second term, Paulann is Oregon's sixth poet laureate since 1921 and the second woman to have the title.
"Not only is she widely respected in the literary world, her commitment to bringing poetry to the people of Oregon makes her an ideal laureate for reappointment," Kitzhaber said in a statement on April 12, 2012.
Yuvi Zalkow, novelist and literary-tech raconteur
We are delighted to announce that Yuvi Zalkow has been appointed Adjunct Fellow at the Attic Institute and will begin working with writers on a variety of subjects from fiction to e-books beginning this summer. Yuvi's novel, A Brilliant Novel in the Works, is due out later this year. He is the creator and host of the amazing video series, "I'm a Failed Writer."
We are pleased to announce that writer and editor Lee Montgomery has been appointed Adjunct Fellow at the Attic Institute. Lee will teach non-fiction in the Atheneum for 2012-2013. Joining Lee as Atheneum faculty are David Biespiel, Wendy Willis, Karen Karbo, G. Xavier Robillard, and Merridawn Duckler. Applications for the Atheneum are due May 30.
Apply to the Attic Atheneum
Groundbreaking alternative to the M.F.A.
The Attic Atheneum melds independent study under close faculty supervision, student receptions, public readings, and other special Atheneum events created around good food and great conversation, dialogue, and literary community.
Fiction | Memoir | Poetry | Spiritual Essay | Book Proposals | Art, Dance, Theater Reviewing | Book Reviewing | Spec-Fic | Young Audlt | Language of Your Lif | Narrative Writing | How to Make a Scene | Book Proposals | Time to Write
Applications due March 25th
A five-month program for writers to focus on establishing your writing goals and publishing regularly. It's part seminar, part editorial team, and part literary assembly line.
Kerry Cohen: Young adult novelist, memoirist, and writer
Kerry is the author of six books, including Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity; Seeing Ezra: A Mother's Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and The Meaning of Normal; Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity; and the three young adult novels Easy, The Good Girl, and It's Not You, It's Me. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and many other anthologies and journals.
...who is credited as one of the copywriters for the highly-praised Super Bowl ad for Chrysler, "It's Halftime in America," with Clint Eastwood.
Join two Attic Institute faculty at back-to-back readings in January.
Congratulations to all the finalists for the Oregon Book Awards, including:
Adjunct Fellow at the Attic Institute
Finalist in Creative Nonfiction
We're delighted to announce that Peabody Award winning journalist Emily Harris has joined the Attic Institute as an Adjunct Fellow in the Individual Consult Group.
Notes from David Biespiel, President of the Attic Institute
"Eleven years have gone by in a blink. But today begins a new era as we renew our dedication both to the word and to the world."
"All sorts of excellent pieces of writing get started and finished here. That's what it means to be a literary studio."
"I realize now that the divide between Modernist American poetry and, let's call it, Rilkean American poetry is largely unnecessary. Poetry can be both a repository of wisdom and contain revolutionary feeling -- even in the same poem."
"America's poets have a minimal presene in American civic discourse and a miniscule public role in the life of American democracy. I find this condition perplexing and troubling -- both for poetry and for democracy."