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Wed, Aug 18


Eureka Springs

One-on-One Critiques with Philip Cioffari

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One-on-One Critiques with Philip Cioffari
One-on-One Critiques with Philip Cioffari

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2021, 8:00 AM – Aug 22, 2021, 7:00 PM

Eureka Springs, 515 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA

About the event

Philip Cioffari is in residence at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) to present a three-day workshop, “Structuring the Novel.” He has generously offered a limited number of one-on-one conferences available throughout the weekend. The writer will send up to 25 pages of work to Philip who will provide an edited copy at the conference. The cost is $50 per 45-minute session. Conferences must be reserved ahead of time through the Writer’s Colony by submitting an online requst here, calling 479-253-7444, or emailing

Philip Cioffari is a novelist, story writer, playwright, and filmmaker. He’s also a tenured professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey where he teaches the MFA program in Creative Writing. He is the author of the novels: “IF ANYONE ASKS, SAY I DIED FROM THE HEARTBREAKING BLUES;” “THE BRONX KILL;” “DARK ROAD, DEAD END;” “JESUSVILLE;” “CATHOLIC BOYS;” and the short story collection, “A HISTORY OF THINGS LOST OR BROKEN,” which won the Tartt Fiction Prize, and the D. H. Lawrence award for fiction. His short stories have been published widely in commercial and literary magazines and anthologies, including North American Review, Playboy, Michigan Quarterly Review, Northwest Review, Florida Fiction, and Southern Humanities Review. He is a playwright member of the Actors Studio. He has written and directed for Off and Off-Off Broadway. His Indie feature film, which he wrote and directed, “LOVE IN THE AGE OF DION,” has won numerous awards, including Best Feature Film at the Long Island International Film Expo, and Best Director at the NY Independent Film & Video Festival. He is Professor of English, a member of the MFA faculty, and director of the Performing and Literary Arts Honors Program, at William Paterson University. Philip’s newest novel, “IF ANYONE ASKS, SAY I DIED FROM THE HEARTBREAKING BLUES,” released February 2020 from Livingston Press/University of West Alabama.

To learn more about Philip, check out his website at, or read an excerpt from his book, “The Bronx Kill,” published in eMerge, the online literary magazine of the Writers’ Colony

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