Damon joins faculty of “SENTENCES 3: A Conference on Writing Prose”

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Hosted by The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Arts and Letters Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

SENTENCES 3 is open to current CSGS Students, Alums and Friends, and other Post-Baccalaureate Writers.

August 1-5, 2011 

Program coordinator: Prof. Robert Ready

For more information, please visit: http://depts.drew.edu/grad/summer11/

The faculty slate for SENTENCES 3 includes: 

Damon DiMarco is the author of several books including Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 featuring a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the Independent 9/11 Commission; The Actor’s Art & Craft with William Esper, featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Mamet; My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary with Tang Baiqiao, featuring a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Damon has been a guest on national television and radio (FOX, CNN, The National Geographic Channel, the Premiere Radio Network, etc.), as well as a guest speaker at colleges, universities, and community groups across the country.
A professional actor as well as a writer, Damon has appeared in primetime and daytime television programs on CBS, ABC, and NBC; commercials; independent films; regional theatres; and trade shows. He has written scripts for the stage, television, and screen, and taught acting on the faculties of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and the New York Film Academy in Manhattan.Lecture: “Adventures in Creative Nonfiction”
Workshop: “Collaboration Alchemy: You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth.”
Patricia Lee Gauch is former editorial director and publisher of Philomel Books (Penguin) and presently editor at large.  In this role, she has developed and published the work of Brian Jacques (Redwall), Janet Lisle, Jane Yolen, Andrew Clements, Kathryn Erskine and others.  She is a longtime faculty member of the Manhattanville College writers’ program, teaching fiction and memoir writing. She also teaches at the annual summer Chautauqua Highlights Writers Program.  A former reviewer for the New York Times, she holds a doctorate from Drew University, and is a frequent lecturer at schools and universities. Pat Gauch is a respected author in her own right, author of five novels, among them The Green of Me.Lecture: “Sassy Is as Sassy Does: Discovering Character and Voice”
Workshop: “Voice: Finally Finding It, and Following It to Story”
Dale Peck has published ten books, the most recent of which are the novels Body Surfing, Shift, and Sprout, which was a finalist for the Stonewall Foundation Award for best LGBT YA novel and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for best LGBT YA novel. His fiction, criticism, and essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Atlantic, Bookforum, Conjunctions, Granta, Interview, the London Review of Books, the New Republic, the New York Times, the Threepenny Review, the Village Voice, and Zoetrope: All-Story. A recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and two O. Henry Awards, Peck is also a member of PEN, the National Book Critics Circle, and the New School’s Graduate Writing Program, as well as a co-founder of Mischief + Mayhem Books, which the New York Observer dubbed “publishing’s new danger brigade.” He lives in New York City with his husband, Lou Peralta.Lecture: “How to Write the Next Da Vinci Code (and Still Look Yourself in the Eye)”
Workshop: “Unlocking the Secrets of Russian Literature Without Actually Reading It”
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony.  Her writing has won the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright in Creative Writing and an Academy of American Poets Prize.  Her fiction has also appeared in Callaloo, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, the London Magazine and other places. She is an assistant professor of creative writing and Caribbean Literature at Drew University. On January 1st, the Boston Globe listed her as one of the sixteen cultural figures to watch out for in 2010; this Fall she received a 2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and the National Book Foundation has listed her as one of the 2010
5 Under 35, a list announcing the next generation of fiction writers.  Tiphanie is from the Virgin Islands.Lecture: “The Revolution Will Be Printed:  The Writing of Social Justice”
Workshop: “The Poetry in the Prose”