CWW Brooklyn Literary Salon at Wild Ginger Pan-Asian Vegan Café 112 Smith St (between Dean St & Pacific St) Brooklyn, NY 11201 Neighborhoods: Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill http://wildgingeronline.com/ APPLY: https://cww.submittable.com/submit/19153 www.cambridgewritersworkshop.org CWW hosts and discussion leaders: Diana Norma Szokolyai, Jonah Kruvant, and special guests Meetings: Saturday 1-3 pm, 2nd and 4th Saturday of March - May 2013 Location: Wild Ginger Teahouse, 112 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Dates: 2nd and 4th Saturdays: April 13, 27 / May 11, 25 / June 8, 22 $60 for the whole 3 month series or $12 drop in rate (includes tea/refreshments) “Come enjoy a cup of tea, some fine vegan cuisine, and literary talk. Meet other writers and people from the publishing/editing world. Discussion topics, writing prompts, literary games, and suggested reading lists will be provided by the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop facilitator. Participants will also be encouraged to share resources and writing with each other. Special guests will share their expertise from various sectors of the writing/publishing field. The salon is meant to be discussion-driven and is not meant to be ‘taught’ in the traditional sense. Participants in the literary salon will be encouraged to share their views, engage in lively debates, and contribute their own ideas on topics. Sample topics of discussion: 1. What are the advantages/disadvantages to being a writer in New York City? We will share information on local reading series, resources, literary festivals, etc. We will also share and discuss some disadvantages such as too many choices, lack of alone time, lack of nature and green space, etc. 2. How has the indie movement affected literary world? a. We will diiscuss small presses, DIY book tours, and self-publishing. 3. Let’s consider the “Aha! Moment” versus “writers block” a. The Aha! Moment (see Jane Hirshfield on this topic in Jan 2013 P&W) b. Writer’s block ( suggested reading: Around Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance by Roseanne Bane) 4. Literary Agents We will discuss when to get one, what they are looking for, and the advantages/disadvantages of getting one. 5. New forms of writing We will discuss new and emerging forms of writing such as flarf, flash fiction, blogs, etc. 6. Literary Brooklyn Recommended reading: Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life by Evan Hughes We will discuss writers from Walt Whitman to contemporaries such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Jennifer Egan, and Jonathan Safran Foer who have made Brooklyn home. We will also share/discuss literary venues and historical sites.