MARLBORO, Vt., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Words After War, an organization that encourages veterans to workshop their writing with civilians through intensive instruction, will again partner with Marlboro College for the 2016 Summer Writing Intensive.
Over the course of seven days, The Summer Writing Intensive unites a community of writers of all skill levels and some of the literary world's most accomplished authors to provide feedback, instruction and guidance on their work. Students will participate in workshops during the day, and in the evenings will write, talk and connect with other writers.
This year's collection of visiting authors is a truly impressive cast:
- Phil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Klay is also the author of Redeployment (The Penguin Press), which has been the recipient of numerous literary awards, including:
- 2014 National Book Award Winner, Fiction
- 2014 National Book Foundation, 5 under 35 honoree
- 2015 NBCC John Leonard Award
- 2015 American Library Association W.Y. Boyd Award
- Sara Novic teaches writing at Columbia University and is the author of Girl At War (Random House). Her text was named one of the year's best books by Booklist, Bookpage and Electric Literature.
- Matt Gallagher, a former US Army captain, holds a master's in fiction from Columbia University. In addition to his latest novel Youngblood (Atria/Simon & Schuster), Gallagher has also written for outlets such as The New York Times and The Atlantic.
- Whitney Terrell, a graduate of Princeton University and author of The Huntsman (Penguin Books), and The Good Lieutenant (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which has been well-received by a number of noteworthy publications. As an embedded reporter in 2006 and 2010, his coverage of the Iraq war received critical acclaim and appeared in several of the nation's premier dailies.
ABOUT MARLBORO COLLEGE
The Summer Writing Intensive grows out of Marlboro's fundamental commitment to writing. Marlboro's Clear Writing Requirement stems from the belief that clear writing leads to clear thinking, and clear writing is a constant focus in the intellectual, political and social life of the Marlboro community. Brandon Willitts, one of the founders of Words After War, is a Marlboro alumnus.
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SOURCE Marlboro College