Media Appearances

TV Coverage of Ascent’s Writing Intensive Workshop

From: ABC-7 WJLA

Coverage of authors using Ascent’s approach to writing, using meditation, and “power boarding” techniques in creating great narratives and essays.



North Country Public Radio Advance Coverage of Ascent’s 2010 Event


The Ascent Adirondack Writing Sojourn is designed to be a creative getaway. NPR’s Todd Moe spoke with David Hazard, Ascent’s founding director, who discusses why creativity comes alive in the pristine solitude of the Adirondacks.

Northern Virginia Magazine


Profile article, The Hazard of Publishing

“Ascent… one of the Washington DC area’s best-kept secrets.”

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Utica College of Syracuse University Alumni Interview

“I love the power of words. The ability to shape people’s thinking, move their emotions, challenge their certitudes with new ideas – that is why we write… This is why I founded and direct the Ascent writing program.”

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On Mission: Author David Hazard Sparks Writers’ Creativity

“For nearly four decades … David Hazard has been helping aspiring writers find their voices—and their audience.”

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Loudoun Times-Mirror

David Hazard (c) Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny

Excerpted from Purcellville writing coach empowers aspiring authors:

“Hazard is working with or has worked with a list of talented and star clients: the former vice president of Freddie Mac, a Sterling woman who is developing a book about child trafficking and a uterine cancer survivor, among others.”

There’s that moment where you watch somebody reach a life goal, when somebody gets their first books and they call me up and they are in tears… It’s like you’ve groomed somebody and got them where they needed to go.

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