October 19, 2010
Some of the best writers from across the United States will take part in the 2011 Winter With the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts. In keeping with the College's long-standing commitment to contemporary literature, the 2011 season features a diverse mix of the country's most respected authors, including novelist and short story writer Jim Shepard and Irving Bachelor Professor of Creative Writing for 2010-11 David Henry Hwang.
Hosted by the Rollins College Department of English, this year Winter with the Writers will present five acclaimed authors on four illuminating evenings. A critical element of the Festival’s success is the participation of 15-16 students who will help plan and execute all phases of this prestigious writing event.
The submission process is now open for students interested in applying to be interns/writers for Winter with the Writers and Advanced Writing Workshop (ENG 467A)
Interns/writers work as personal assistants to the visiting writers who will also critique each student’s work.
The class meets on Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. During the four-week festival period, interns will participate in the Master Class which takes place every Thursday from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and the author readings that begin each Thursday at 8 p.m. Master classes and author readings are scheduled for January 20, January 27, February 3, and February 10.
Students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply as the Festival’s needs are many and varied, including, but not limited to video, film, creative writing, stage craft, marketing, hospitality and research.
Application deadline is Sunday, October 24. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with some of the finest contemporary authors.
More information about Winter with the Writers can be found at www.rollins.edu/winterwiththewriters