Writers @ Work

Upcoming this March, Writers @ Work to Welcome Sarah Schwab and Brian Long

Wednesday, March 22, 2018, to Saturday, March 24. 


Schwab Master Poster

Meet the Writers

Sarah Schwab Brian Long


Sarah T. Schwab is a member of the Playwrights/Directors Unit at Actors Studio in New York City. Her full-length play "Until Death" had a staged reading at The Cherry Lane Theatre as part of their TONGUES reading series in March with actors Karen Allen and Jeffrey DeMunn, directed by Larry Moss. It will be produced by the Berkshire Theatre Group in the summer of 2018. She was a finalist for the Carson McCullers' Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers in May 2017 and will spend a month-long writing residency in Carson's childhood home in Columbus, Georgia in January 2018. Her short film, " 'A' My Name Is" is her directorial debut and will be shot in December 2017 in Buffalo. The project is a not-for-profit film, fiscally-sponsored through the Independent Filmmaker Project. Her work has been published in Tin House, Evergreen Review, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Buffalo News, The Dunkirk Observer, and on websites NBC, Nerve, Jezebel, and The Buffalo Spree.

Brian Long is a film and theater producer. His films include "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud." directed by Karen Allen, "Brown Fish," directed by Troy Deutsch and the upcoming films " 'A' My Name Is," "Life After You" and "Hamlet In Bed." Brian served as the Managing Director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City, an Obie-Award winning producer of Off-Broadway Plays for nine years. During his tenure, Rattlestick produced over 40 World Premieres by some of our nation’s most important playwrights, including Annie Baker, Sam Hunter, Jesse Eisenberg, Jose Rivera, Dael Orlandersmith, Craig Lucas and many others.

Fredonia's Alumni Writers-in-Residence Series

Writers @ Work brings Fredonia alumni with a variety of educational backgrounds, careers, and accomplishments back to campus for a series of events. Over a two- or three-day period, writers-in-residence may give craft talks, speak on a panel, lead workshops, critique student writing, participate in Q&A forums, visit classes, or meet student groups. Students, faculty, and community members are provided with opportunities to interact with and learn from each writer’s unique skill set and experiences.

Mission Statement:

Writers @ Work is an alumni writers-in-residence series featuring both well-established and emerging writers, editors, and publishers in a range of professional and creative genres. The series seeks to connect Fredonia’s alumni, students, faculty, and community members with a focus on the diverse ways writing and the humanities make a difference in the world.


The Writers @ Work series serves the following goals:

  • to broaden students’ awareness of the value of writing to professional success;
  • to showcase the myriad of ways writing and the humanities make a difference in the world;
  • to help foster relationships between our alumni and students;
  • to tell Fredonia’s story in new ways; and
  • to celebrate our alumni’s achievements and learn from their experiences while engaging with community members.

Sponsors and Partners:

The Writers @ Work series wishes to thank its sponsors: Fredonia Alumni Association, Fredonia College Foundation, Fredonia College Foundation's Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund, Department of History, the Mary Louise White Fund, and the Faculty Student Association.

This program is made possible by a partnership between the departments of Business, Communication, English, History, and Theatre Arts and the offices of Alumni Affairs and Career Development.


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