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WordSmitten Writing Workshop Pages

The WordSmitten Writing Workshops provide a casual gathering for writers who want to turn creative ideas into novels, short stories, and feature articles for magazines or newspapers.

The Meetup is organized by newspaper columnist and magazine editor/publisher Kate Sullivan. Kate is the executive editor of and WordSmitten Media, Inc., and for more than ten years has been an educator, a featured speaker, and a host/facilitator of writing/publishing workshops. For more than four years, she has been executive producer and host of the WordSmitten "About the Books" broadcast. Segments of "About the Books" create a forum for Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and notable celebrity authors to discuss compelling and sophisticated ideas about the craft of writing. The show is heard on both terrestrial and online radio stations including Sarasota's WLSS-AM 930 News Talk Radio, iTunes,, and New York's Internet Radio, on Sunday afternoons.

Kate on the Road
Upcoming speaking engagements include the writing conference hosted by the legendary Oprah-pick author Connie May Fowler (registration has CLOSED for this event, but you can be placed on the waiting list for next year by e-mailing MAIL@WRITINGBELOWSEALEVEL.COM). Ms. Fowler's novels include "Before Women Had Wings," "The Problem With Murmur Lee," and "Sugar Cage." Her new novel, "How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly," was launched in April 2010. Read Ms. Fowler's blog and get inside info at:
https://profile.myspac... .

On the Radio
We invite you to tune in to WordSmitten's "About the Books" radio broadcast every week, hosted by our own Kate Sullivan. Kate always delivers an entertaining Saturday afternoon with the brightest literary lights in contemporary publishing, and she can always be counted upon to ask enticingly irreverent questions of her famous guests.

Weekdays during drive time on NPR affiliate WFSU-FM 88.9
Saturdays on Sarasota's WLSS-AM Talk Radio 930 on the AM Dial.

Sunday afternoons at 4:00 PM on
This show includes both live call-ins, allowing listeners to meet and speak with authors, editors, and publishing executives as well as archived shows (previous broadcasts). Shows are available for download (RSS, MP3, iTunes) on both and on

Recent guests include Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Jitterbug Perfume, B is for Beer), Carl Hiaasen (Sick Puppy, Scat, Striptease, Skinny Dip), Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), Paul Harding (Tinkers), Tim Egan (The Worst Hard Time) and Edward P. Jones (The Known World). Other appearances include innovative authors Elizabeth Gaffney (Metropolis), David Leavitt (The Indian Clerk) and Natalie Goldberg, (Writing Down the Bones) who discusses her famous writing workshops in New Mexico.

Visit for feature articles on book publishing executives, editors, literary agents, and bestselling authors. Read reports on legendary book editor Nan A. Talese, entertainment attorney Peter Dekom, Park Avenue literary agent Eric Simonoff, and award-winning short story writers who have been selected for the annual WordSmitten creative writing events, The TenTen Short Story Award and the Storycove Flash Fiction Award. For more information about WordSmitten, about the writing workshops and conferences, visit our site. WordSmitten. the people, the books, the business of writing.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Monthly Writing Workshops and Private Consultation August 24, 2016, 11:54 AM Kate S.
Tom Robbins - Comments on Writing March 6, 2013, 3:47 PM Kate S.
June 10 - Bestselling Author Sterling Watson May 26, 2011, 1:21 PM Kate S.
WordSmitten Pitch the Publisher Writing Workshop January 31, 2010, 7:12 PM Kate S.
WordSmitten "About the Books" Broadcast February 9, 2009, 4:56 PM Kate S.
WordSmitten 2008 Short Story Awards January 18, 2009, 7:54 PM Kate S.
WordSmitten Radio Broadcast :: Tune in to the fun. October 30, 2008, 9:07 PM Kate S.
Bestselling Authors MP3 June 15, 2008, 3:24 PM Kate S.
About WordSmitten Writing Workshop March 26, 2013, 8:32 PM Kate S.

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