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About | Book Writing World

The Book Writing World

is an Olympic team of generous-hearted, wild-minded writers of books, lead by published author and enthusiastic mentor Elizabeth Stark and powered by technical wizard and writer extraordinaire Angie Powers.

Elizabeth Stark is the author of the novel Shy Girl (FSG, Seal Press) and co-director and co-writer of several short films, including FtF: Female to Femme and Little Mutinies (both distributed by Frameline). She has an M.F.A. from Columbia University in Creative Writing. Currently the lead coach and teacher at the Book Writing World, she’s taught writing and literature at UCSC, Pratt Institute, the Peralta Colleges and Hobart & William Smith Colleges. In fall 2010, she was the Distinguished Fiction Writer at St. Mary’s College in Orinda, and in the spring, she directed the graduate students in writing their fiction theses. Her agent is shopping her most recent novel.

Angie Powers has an M.F.A. in English and Creative Writing from Mills College, where she won the Amanda Davis Thesis Award for her novel, The Blessed. She also has a Certificate in Screenwriting from the Professional Programs at UCLA. She is the co-director and co-writer of the short Little Mutinies (distributed by Frameline and an official selection of the Palm Springs International Short Fest) andwas a quarter-finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship and at Blue Cat Screenplay Competition for the full-length screenplay of Little Mutinies. She’s twice made it into the second round of consideration for Sundance Labs and was a Cinestory semi-finalist.She also wrote and directed the short Hot Date, which premiered at Frameline. The Truth About Love and Panic, a short comedy about anxiety, will be premiering at Frameline this June.

Need to find time to write? Motivation to finish your book? Guidance through the process of planning, drafting, revising and selling your novel, memoir or other narrative book? This is the place for you. “The group has become even more than I expected. It has reinforced my confidence as a writer, I am constantly learning new aspects of the craft, and I am enjoying working with my new writing friends. It really feels like I’m in a fun, intimate graduate school.” — Judith Nasse, Taos, NM

“The BWW is a complete, interactive guide for writing a book. The group support and coaching are invaluable. Your burning questions about your own craft struggles get answered. BWW is a great way to take yourself seriously as a writer.” — Julie Rappaport, Berkeley, CA

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