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Books Make a Difference, Writeaways, and Elva Resa Publishing has awarded its Tuscany Writeaway Scholarship to JT Jenn Blatty, a military-connected woman writer and photographer from New Orleans.
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Tuscany Writeaway Scholarship Awarded to Jenn (JT) Blatty

After careful review of an outstanding pool of military-connected women writers, the Tuscany Writeaway Scholarship team from Books Make a Difference, Writeaways, and Elva Resa Publishing is excited to announce the award of a full scholarship to Army veteran Jenn Tuero (JT) Blatty! Due to many high-caliber entries, we also named two Top Finalists: Lisa Smith Molinari and Melissa Seligman, both married to retired veterans, and three honorable mentions: Krystal McGuiness, an active duty USAF captain, and military spouses Kate Lewis and Nikki James Zellner. […]

Mimi Herman consults with writers Heather and Megan at a writers' workshop. Photo by Gary O'Brien.
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Creating a Writers’ Workshop: An Evolved Model

by Meagan Frank

What does it take to create an effective and meaningful writers’ workshop? Seasoned workshop organizers from the University of Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival and Writeaways destination workshops share their perspectives on fostering creative communities of writers using an evolved workshop model, and seven steps to consider when building your own writers’ workshop. […]

Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell
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Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

She views the world through the eyes of a poet. He constructs scenes with the curiosity of an investigative reporter. As coleaders of their signature Writeaways workshops, Mimi Herman and John Yewell balance differing viewpoints and teaching styles to shepherd a community of writers. Their personalities and writing backgrounds appear so complementary, the pairing seems purposely orchestrated. Their serendipitous relationship is eighteen years strong and growing. […]