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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literary Events

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literary Events

April 26 / 17

Hey! It’s turning out to be a nice Wednesday morning and we’re focusing on literature. Found a couple of literary events courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Program or AWP. If these interest you, then please read on….


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Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival

Chadron, Nebraska, United States

 

DETAILS

JUN 14 JUN 17, 2017

Retreat

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
TUITION / COST:$350.00
SCHOLARSHIP: Available
Graduate students and others who have writing classroom experience (either as a teacher, student or both), and whose work shows promise, may apply for the Emerging Writer Instructorship. The successful applicant will be honored as a “Mari Sandoz Emerging


CONTACT: Steve Coughlin
PHONE:308.432.6306
EMAIL:scoughlin@csc.edu

Set in the beautiful Pine Ridge Region of Northwest Nebraska, we will gather to explore the untamed terrains of our lives: in nature and the outdoors, in our relationships with one another, in our place and purpose in the world.

The Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival will gather in the historic buildings and scenic spots around Fort Robinson State Park and will lodge in the 1890 Brick Officer Quarters. Renowned writers will lead morning sessions focused on crafting and improving our writing, followed by afternoon sessions designed to give participants a chance to create new work and receive personalized feedback during the retreat. This inspirational setting fosters a wonderful writing community focused on exploring the wild terrains of our lives.

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Mark Halliday, Poet

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction

Location

100 Main St.
Chadron
Nebraska, United States
69337

 


Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival

Set in the breath-taking Pine Ridge Region of Northwest Nebraska, the Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival will gather in the historic buildings and scenic spots around Fort Robinson State Park and will lodge in the 1890 Brick Officer Quarters. Renowned writers will lead morning sessions focused on crafting and improving our writing, followed by afternoon sessions designed to give participants a chance to create new work and receive personalized feedback during the retreat. This inspirational setting fosters a wonderful writing community focused on exploring the wild terrains of our lives.

 

 

Other Words: A Conference of Writers, Literary Magazines and Independent Publishers

Tampa, Florida, United States

 

DETAILS

OCT 26 – OCT 28, 2017

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
TUITION / COST:$50 members, $80 nonmembers, $100 for Book Fair
SCHOLARSHIP: Available
Students from member institutions receive free tuition


CONTACT: Jim Wilson
PHONE:904-819-6339
EMAIL:jim@floridarts.org
WEBSITE:http://www.floridarts.org/

The Other Words conference is held annually in the month of November at the beautiful campus of Flagler College; it features panel discussions, writing workshops, editing and publishing discussions, readings, and a Book Fair

Featured readers for 2017 have not been chosen yet. Past visiting writers include Jacki Lyden, Michael Martone, Allison Joseph, Erin Belieu, Campbell McGrath, Diane Roberts, Diane Wakoski, Alice Friman, Ed Ward, Donald Morrill. Judson Mitcham and many others.

Individual manuscript consultations and publishing advice will also be offered.

Publishers and journals that have participated in the Book Fair include All Nations Press, Anhinga Press, The Atlanta Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Gargoyle, The Georgia Review, Kestrel, YellowJacket Press, University of Tampa Press, The Tampa Review, Five Points and others.

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Writing faculty for 2017 will include Lola Haskins, Gerry LaFemina, Ron Cooper and others not chosen yet. Past faculty includes Kenneth Hart, Michelle Boisseau, Suzanne Heagy, Bob Kunzinger, Terri Witek, Philip Deaver, Erica Dawson and others.

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature

Location

University of Tampa
401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa
Florida, United States
33606

 


Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference

The Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Inc is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

Founded in 2004 by Anhinga Press, Fiction Collective 2, and the University of Tampa Press, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition is a network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region. The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is also a founding co-sponsor of the Florida Book Awards.

The Other Words Conference offers writing workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, and individual manuscript discussions.

 

 

 

Writers at Work 2017 Writing Retreat

Alta, Utah, United States

 

DETAILS

JUN 7 – JUN 11, 2017

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 4, 2017
TUITION / COST:TBD
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available


CONTACT: Jennifer Atwood
PHONE:801-996-3313
EMAIL:jennifer@writersatwork.org
WEBSITE:www.writersatwork.org

Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and various craft panels and discussions will be offered to all students in an ideal setting, the historic and intimate Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

Writers at Work presents its 32nd annual conference. W@W returns to Alta Lodge (altalodge.com) in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the spectacular Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City. Alta Lodge features fine dining, a spa, hiking trails from the door, and a ski lift.Our group will be the only guests so we will have the run of the lodge for classes and informal get-togethers

June 7-11, 2017

Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah

Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and various panels and discussions will be offered to all students in an ideal setting, the historic and intimate Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

Generative workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry will be taught by the top, nationally known writers who are also outstanding teachers. They are open to writers at all levels of expertise and development who wish to improve their work and are willing to give and receive constructive feedback and comments.

Consultations will be offered by nationally known editors and visiting writers and will focus on steps to take toward publishing or toward improving the story, depending on student needs.

Faculty readings each evening and student open mike readings provide a showcase for the writers’ works.

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Workshop Faculty:

Cristina Garcia (fiction)

Kevin Prufer (poetry)

Abigail Thomas (nonfiction)

Visiting writers/Consultation faculty:

Morris Collins, author of Horse Latitudes

Sara Eliza Johnson, author of Bone Map and Managing Editor of Quarterly West

David Stuart MacLean, author of The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction

Location

Alta Lodge
10230 E. State Hwy. 210
Alta
Utah, United States
84092

 


Writers at Work

About

Writers @ Work, a nationally known, independent writer’s organization, has successfully promoted and supported a creative writing community–locally, regionally, and nationally–for 32 years. While attending W@W events, writers can hone their skills and meet to discuss their work with fellow writers, agents, editors, and publishers.

W@W was founded in 1984, when Dolly Makoff, the owner of Dolly’s Bookstore in Park City, Utah, approached writer/editor James Thomas about the possibility of having a writers’ conference in Park City. Phyllis Barber and François Camoin soon joined the group, and W@W was born. Past conferences were held in Park City, Westminster College and the historic Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

W@W has enjoyed great success in its 32nd year. The full, three-genre Fellowship Competition yielded top-quality winners as well as finalists whose work is published in the current Quarterly West issue. Next June, the Writers at Work signature conference will be held June 7-11, 2017 at the Alta Lodge in the Wasatch mountains. Online registration will be available soon. Writers@Work continues its long tradition of small, intensive workshops in inspiring settings with award-winning authors.

2017’s faculty includes Cristina Garcia (fiction), Kevin Prufer (poetry), and Abigail Thomas (creative nonfiction).

The goal of Writers at Work is to continue to make a difference in the work and lives of writers, whether by giving them what they need to move on to their next draft, by connecting them to a community of writers, or by introducing them to the world of publishing. Each year W@W continues to advance its mission of helping writers at all levels of skill and experience develop as writers and succeed as authors. Through its conferences, competitions, and single day workshops W@W has seen talent brought to fruition and careers launched.

 

Just click on the links to get the information you need. Remember to apply before the deadline!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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