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I am a writer, editor, and teacher of creative writing (for 17 years). I run writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, for men and women 20ish through 85ish.
I have an MFA in Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University Southampton. I was tutored by Jules Feiffer, Roger Rosenblatt, Ursula Hegi, Robert Reeves, Lou Ann Walker, and other fine writers and remain involved with the University.
My website, which includes bio info, some published work, and a newsletter is www.eileenobser.com.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm actively marketing a memoir at this time, trying to find an agent and/or publisher.
I have written plays and screenplays, and two of my one-act plays are under consideration by The Naked Stage (see below).
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Plays
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I have reviewed books, but am not doing so now.
Services I offer to other writers:
I am a freelance editor and am currently editing two novels - one a family story, based on real events, written by a retired English professor, and the other a mystery, written by a retired homicide dectective. I am also editing other writers' work - by former students or by referral.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
RAW (Read as Written) a writer's group for MFAers - current and graduates of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA program.
My professional associations:
RAW (see above)
The Naked Stage, theater group at John Drew Theater, East Hampton, NY
Poets & Writers
Artists & Writers of East Hampton (AWEH)
I found out about She Writes from:
Wanda St. Hilaire
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"Learned long ago how critical the first line is. Second, is the last line, but that's another story. Here are my two favorites and my newest. Can't wait to see what happened to put Claudie in that position.
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