TWC presents a FREE virtual craft chat with Washington Writers Publishing House’s 2020 award winners!
We’re joined by poet Steven Leyva and fiction writer Adam Schwartz to talk about their award-winning books and the craft that went into writing them. Steven will be in conversation with Emily Holland, poet and Managing Editor of Poet Lore, and Adam will be in conversation with Zach Powers, novelist, short story writer, and Director of Communications at The Writer’s Center.
RSVP below, and you’ll receive an email on or before September 18 with instructions for joining the chat via our video conferencing platform, Zoom. FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern. Limited space.
Steven Leyva is the winner of the 2020 Jean Feldman Poetry Award for his collection, THE UNDERSTUDY’S HANDBOOK. Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Scalawag, Nashville Review, jubilat, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Poetry 2020. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook Low Parish. Steven holds an MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he is an assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design.
Adam Schwartz is the winner of the 2020 Fiction Award for his short story collection, THE REST OF THE WORLD. Schwartz’s stories have won Poets & Writers’ WEX Award, Philadelphia Stories’ Marguerite McGlinn contest, Baltimore City Paper’s story contest and have been published in Arkansas Review, Mississippi Review, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Little Patuxent Review, Saranac Review and december Magazine. He has stories forthcoming in Gargoyle and the Raritan. His non-fiction has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News, and Bethesda Magazine. For twenty-two years, he has taught high school in Baltimore City.