Philip Schultz, founder and director, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his most recent book of poems, Failure (Harcourt 2007). His other poetry books include Living in the Past (Harcourt 2004), The Holy Worm of Praise (Harcourt 2002), Deep Within The Ravine (Viking 1984) and Like Wings (Viking 1978). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, an American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters Award, a National Book Award nomination, a Lamont Prize and Poetry's Levinson Prize. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review and The American Poetry Review among other magazines.
Cynthia Weiner is assistant director of The Writers Studio. She received her MFA from Brown University, and taught at Pace University in Manhattan for ten years. She won a 2005 Pushcart Prize and is working on a collection of short stories, some of which have appeared or are forthcoming in The Sun, Ploughshares, 5 Trope, Ensign Literary Review, Open City, ep;phany and The Sonora Review.
Lorraine L. Babb's fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Pebble Lake Review, Dos Passos Review, Kalliope and other literary magazines. She was an original co-founder and fiction editor of The Carquinez Review. She is currently working on a novel and a short story collection.
Isabelle Deconinck is our press and marketing contact. Her story, "The Other," appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Epiphany, and was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. Her fiction appears in the on-line literary magazine KGBBarLit. She also runs The Writers Studio reading series.
The Writers Studio KW provides creative fiction and poetry workshops to high school students living in Brooklyn.