Lacey Schwartz’ Documentary Memoir Breaks Out

Lacey

Lacey Schwartz, a 37-year-old Harvard Law School graduate turned filmmaker, moves with ease in circles in which her identity as both black and Jewish seems unremarkable. What makes her biography striking is that Ms. Schwartz, a woman with light brown skin and a cascade of dark curls, grew up believing she was white. Read the […]

“Diana is my writing fairy godmother.”

BeautifulAli

First time novelist Allison Leotta, Diana’s student. Law of Attraction (Simon & Schuster) pub. 2010 Ali is living the dream.  Because she worked at it. She got a five-figure advance for her first novel and now has a future 2-book deal with the publisher. Go to the Carpentry of Writing School for more Student Success […]

Carpentry of Writing Class of 2010

Carnival 'Round the Central Figure – A Play by Diana Amsterdam

Richard MacDonald, Trishki Dougherty, Karen Balliet, Sandra Struthers, Diana, Kathy Crisci, Linda Collins, Mark Butler (standing) and Jerry Nwosuocha, Lacey Schwartz (seated)