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SUGGESTIONS

Disquiet Workshops in New York

Arte Institute suggests "Disquiet Workshops" a monthly writing workshop taught by Disquiet ILP Lisbon faculty member Katherine Vaz in Manhattan.

WHEN_ The first Monday evening of every month (6–10 pm)
WHO_ Workshop limited to six persons per session, with a max. page count of 25 per person (fiction, nonfiction, plays, or poetry).
WHERE_ Come work in our Upper East Side library surrounded by first edition Random House books inherited by Christopher Cerf from his father, Bennett Cerf, the publishing house’s founder.
HOW MUCH_ $150 per session for verbal critiques ($200 per session for a detailed written critique).
CAN’T MAKE IT TO NEW YORK?_ Try a manuscript consultation (written or via phone/Skype). Contact Katherine for details.
CONTACT_ (857) 928-3377 or katherineavaz@hotmail.com (note middle initial “a”)


“An exceptional teacher and mentor”
“I have experienced Katherine’s genuine, deep involvement in her students’ work and in addressing the individual talents and needs of each writer. Her ability to synthesize the various skills her students bring . . . toward a common and applicable practice is exceptional. . . . [S]he is so willing to share with others what she has learned through her many experiences.” - Fátima Policarpo, DISQUIET ‘16


In addition to running the Luso Workshop at Disquiet, Vaz has taught fiction at Harvard University, the University of California at Davis, and Baruch College. She’s the award-winning author of Saudade and Mariana, the latter in six languages and selected by the Library of Con- gress as one of the Top Thirty International Books of 1998. Fado & Other Stories won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, and Our Lady of the Artichokes won the Prairie Schooner Book Award. Her short fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines, and she’s the first Portuguese- American to have her work recorded by the Library of Congress. She’s won an NEA and a Radcliffe Fellowship.