All posts filed under: Literature

Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

June 28 / 17 Good Morning Wednesday! Literature people this is for you…. cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs) The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry Hanover, New Hampshire, United States   DETAILS Center APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 TUITION / COST: $20 entry fee SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Shanna McNair EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com WEBSITE: www.newguardreview.com Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Faculty Featured Writers Include: Knightville Poetry Contest judge: Mark Doty Machigonne Fiction Contest judge: Chris Abani Publisher: Shanna McNair   Genres Poetry, Fiction Location The New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest P.O. Box 5101 Hanover New Hampshire, United States 03755   The Writer’s Hotel …

Summer Reads 2017

June 24 / 17 Summer has already arrived and it’s time to pull out the latest books to drool and devour over while we are on our vacation.     Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan       Out Little Racket – Angelica Baker         Quiet Until the Thaw – Alexandra Fuller       Goodbye Vitamin – Rachel Khong     The Ready Made Thief – Augustus Rose     New People – Danzy Senna     My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent     Into the Water: A Novel – Paula Hawkins     13 Reason Why – Jay Asher     Fates and Furies: A Novel – Lauren Groff     The Animators – Kayla Rae Whitaker     Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty      The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel – Taylor Jenkins Reid     The Leftovers: A Novel – Tom Perrotta     Hope you enjoy these and other summer books out there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be …

Wednz Scene: FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

June 14 / 17 Hello….one last post for today. Literary peeps this is for you and an opportunity not to pass up… cred: the writer’s chronicle FC2 & The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation present the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize Winner receives $15,000 and publication by FC2 Entries accepted  August 15, 2017 – November 1, 2017 Submission Guidelines http://www.fc2.org/prizes.html   FC2 is among the few alternative, author-run presses devoted to publishing fiction considered by America’s largest publishers to be too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commerical milieu.   As always, please click on the link above to get all the information you need. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday and be always blessed!                                 featured images: Fc2, umoca & unknown

Wednz Scene: Sanibel Island Writers Conference

June 14 / 17 Morning everybody! It’s Hump Day Wednesday! This is for the literary seekers who may want a change in their environment…… cred: @SanibelWriters For More Information: http://www.fgcu.edu/siwc or contact Tom DeMarchi (239) 590.7421 or tdmarch@fgcu.edu Registration started this month so you do have time!                                                                                                                                                 featured images: Anne McKinnell & @SanibelWrtier (Twitter)

Weeknd Scene: 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program

June 3 /17 Hello! The first Saturday of the month. Found several workshops that may interest future writers. This is part of the 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. cred: fine arts work center SEEING, HEARING, AND LETTING POEMS BE TROY JOLLIMORE Poetry June 19 to June 23, 2017 Tuition Cost: $500 Class Size: 12 Session: Summer Level: 1-Week Intensive Many of us have had the experience of sensing a poem hovering at the edge of our peripheral vision, drifting in the margins of being heard, trembling on the verge of announcing itself. You know it’s there, waiting to exist, but how do you write it, how do you actually call it into being? How do we place ourselves in the spot from which we can see that yet-to-be poem, or hear its distinctive music? (“Heard melodies are sweet,” as Keats wrote, “but those unheard are sweeter.”) In this course, we will talk about seeing and hearing: envisioning poems, re-visioning poems, opening our eyes and ears to the world that is, after all, …

Reflections: Hello Summer

May 31 / 17 Summer – Poem by Louise Gluck Remember the days of our first happiness, how strong we were, how dazed by passion, lying all day, then all night in the narrow bed, sleeping there, eating there too: it was summer, it seemed everything had ripened at once. And so hot we lay completely uncovered. Sometimes the wind rose; a willow brushed the window. But we were lost in a way, didn’t you feel that? The bed was like a raft; I felt us drifting far from our natures, toward a place where we’d discover nothing. First the sun, then the moon, in fragments, stone through the willow. Things anyone could see. Then the circles closed. Slowly the nights grew cool; the pendant leaves of the willow yellowed and fell. And in each of us began a deep isolation, though we never spoke of this, of the absence of regret. We were artists again, my husband. We could resume the journey.                         …

Wednz Scene: The Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Intensive

May 17 / 17 A whole lot of creativity going on….a good bundle of creative things. Found this on the Hyperallergic website…Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Intensive. Read on… cred: sarah lawrence Responding to Human Rights Issues through the Arts June 11 – June 17, 2017 Sarah Lawrence College has embarked on an innovative partnership with Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities to offer summer programs in the arts and humanities that address contemporary issues within global society. This summer’s program is a one-week creative writing intensive for adults centered around the theme, Responding to Human Rights Issues through the Arts. The act of writing is an attempt to recognize the world, especially as it becomes increasingly unrecognizable. This workshop treats the writer’s work as a citizen of this world: one that can either suffer from reading the daily news or evoke memories and invent visions of the future. If one’s writing is to survive, it must speak back to it, without creating forcibly political overtones. If one’s writing is to help the world …