The weeklong Antioch Summer Writing Institute was capped off by a lively reading on Friday night, August 2, by special guest author Ron Carlson, bestselling novelist and short story writer (The Signal and Five Skies), who is also Director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine.
Earlier that afternoon a demonstration of Masterwriter 2.0 creative writing software was presented by company representative Barry DeVorzon.
After participants completed their final 3-hour intensive workshop on Saturday morning with faculty Gail Tsukiyama (fiction), Diana Raab (nonfiction–memoir), Maureen Murdock (nonfiction–memoir), Maria Streshinsky (long-form nonfiction), and Robin Swicord (screenwriting), they couldn’t praise the SWI program highly enough at the event’s closing farewell luncheon.
Here is a sampling of their enthusiastic reviews:
“I’ve been writing for a long time, and this was so inspirational to me; I am really happy that I chose to participate in the Antioch Summer Writing Institute.”
“Of all the writing programs I have taken, this was the very best one! I learned valuable approaches to making my work better that have had an immediate impact on my script.”
“It was more than just a workshop, it became a remarkable life experience for me that I will always remember.”