Friday, August 10, 2012

New York Writers Workshop Founder to Give Talk in Silliman


Writer Tim Tomlinson, co-founder of the acclaimed New York Writers Workshop, will be in Silliman University to give a talk about practicalities in the creative writing life. 


The lecture, titled “Now What: Life After a Writing Degree,” will be held on 13 August 2012, Monday at 5 P.M. at Room 1 of the Katipunan Hall of the College of Arts and Sciences. This talk is part of the Authors Lecture Series sponsored by the Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center.


Mr. Tomlinson studied Film and Literature/Writing at the School of General Studies, and took an MFA in Fiction at the School of the Arts, both at Columbia University. He is co-author of the New York Writers Workshop’s acclaimed text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His fiction, poetry, and haiku appear in numerous print and online journals. He was fiction editor of Ducts, a webzine.  He has taught in Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, and at New York University’s Villa La Pietra in Florence.

He will also take part of “One Night With Writers From the Gentle City,” an invitational music and reading night, featuring some of Dumaguete’s writers, including Myrna Pena-Reyes, Cesar Ruiz Aquino, Bobby Flores Villasis, Arkaye Timonera, RV Escatron, Bron Teves, Sonia SyGaco, and others. The reading will be held at the University House in Silliman campus on August 15 at 6:30 P.M.

Monday’s lecture is open to the public. For any queries, please email silliman.cwc@gmail.com. (Ian Rosales Casocot/ CWC)

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