Announcing Our New Editorial and Communications Interns: Miriam Francisco and Laura Whitmer!

The CWW is pleased to introduce our newest members of the team: Miriam Francisco and Laura Whitmer. In their roles as Editorial and Communications interns, Laura and Miriam will be assisting with upcoming events, retreats, publications and podcasts. Laura and Miriam are both accomplished writers and editors and we are excited to see what they have in store.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetMiriam Francisco is a junior at the University of Michigan studying writing and English. She is a staff writer and copy editor for The Michigan Daily, U-M’s student-run newspaper. She also writes for The Michigan Journal of Political Science, focusing on social justice and domestic policy issues. Along with three colleagues from The Daily, Miriam wrote and produced a podcast series investigating the history of sexism and power in entertainment called ‘Things Men Ruined’, which can be found on iTunes. Miriam loves reading and writing both fiction and nonfiction.

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Laura Whitmer is a Boston-based writer who received her B.A. in creative writing from Hamilton College. She has published short stories in Mr. Ma’am and Persephone’s Daughters and was the 2018 recipient of The George A. Watrous Literary Prize. She is currently writing a novel based on her experiences working on a llama farm in Colorado

Podcast Live for Shakespeare & Co. Reading feat. David Shields and Charles Recoursé

During our 2015 Summer in Paris Writing Retreat, the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop organized a reading at the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore.  The reading featured acclaimed essayist, writer, and Cambridge Writers’ Workshop instructor David Shields, who read from his new book I Think You’re Totally Wrong with Charles Recoursé, who is an editor for Au Diable Vauvert and Shields’s French translator.  Following an introduction by CWW Creative Director Rita Banerjee, the two read select passages from I Think You’re Totally Wrong with Recourse’ reenacting the part of Caleb Powell, Shields’s co-author.  The reading was followed by a Q&A and a book signing outside the store.

A full podcast of the reading is now available on the Shakespeare & Co. SoundCloud.  And additional photos from the event can also be found on the Shakespeare and Co. Website.

– Alex Carrigan