“I would like to welcome you personally. It is a great honor and privilege to be here with you today."—Anthony Valerio.
Anthony Valerio is an internationally known author, professional book and magazine editor and university professor.
“I have often said that it is important for a student of writing entering a writing class or workshop to discover, even read, the teacher's or guide's publishing credits."
Mr. Valerio is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, audio books and screenplays, including the cult classics The Mediterranean Runs Through Brooklyn, Valentino and the Great Italians; as well as the popular Lefty and Her Gangsters, BART: A Life of A. Bartlett Giamatti, and John Dante's Inferno, a Playboy's Life. His work has been translated into several languages. His stories have appeared in the Paris Review and his work has been anthologized by The Viking Press, William Morrow and Random House.
“For my work to appear in school readers and taught in universities has been a great honor."
He has taught creative writing at New York University, The City University of New York and Wesleyan University. He lectures around the United States and Europe. He is an elected member of PEN and of The Authors Guild.
This class--Your Writing Workshop--speaks to writers of all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. It is designed to be congenial and useful to all writers. Also to those who are curious about what a writer's life is like. Mr. Valerio's class was filmed in his writing studio—“where I work and dream each and every day."
“My one overriding care is that you will find in this animated, two-hour-plus class all that which you are searching for both your writing life and any questions and curiosity about the writer's life. I am extremely confident you will be satisfied on both counts. More than four decades of experience have shown me that the act of writing can be frightening. For this reason I have created a class that is supportive, informative and, hopefully, inspirational."