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The Scene Wednesday: AWP Membership

January 6 / 16 Hello! New Year, new or maybe old things depending on this post. I may have or may haven’t sent this, but I will because there are writers out there who may find this handy and useful. (from The Writer’s Chronicle magazine) ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS (AWP) MEMBERSHIP AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers at all stages of their careers. Since 1967, we have sought to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of the contemporary writing. Membership Benefits Become a member and receive the following– A subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, free digital reader apps, and access to our archive of past issues online Access to our online Job List, highlighting job and fellowship opportunities for writers across the country Access to the Writer’s Calendar, so you can explore writing conferences, grants awards, and opportunities for publication; Access to our career advice and reports on the academic job market; …

Artscene Newsletter: How to Become a Member of AWP

April 29, 2015 Hello! Time for more artscene today.  Good stuff to share with you, so much so, that each will have their own post. First, how do you become a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Program and what are the benefits?   ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS (AWP) AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers at all stages of their careers. Since 1967, we have sought to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. AWP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS A subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, free digital reader apps, and access to our archive of past issues online. Access to our online Job List, highlighting job and fellowship opportunities for writers across the country. Access to the Writer’s Calendar, so you can explore writing conferences, grants, awards, and opportunities for publication. Access to our career advice and reports on the academic job market. A personalized profile in our online Directory …

Artscene Newsletter: Future AWP Conference / River Teeth Nonfiction / The Gettysburg Review

March 14, 2015 Hello….the weekend is finally at our doorstep. Three writer’s conferences to share with you future writers. Take the time to read about them and decided if your interested. The information is pretty much there. FUTURE AWP CONFERENCES If you didn’t make it to this year’s AWP Conference, take a look at the next three conferences for 2016, 2017, and 2018. Los Angeles, California March 30 – April 2, 2016 | Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles Washington, DC | 50th Anniversary February 8 – 11, 2017 | Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis Tampa, Florida March 7 – 10, 2018 | Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside I will get more information for 2016’s conference, so be patient, because I’m trying to be patient. Just in: I think there is a chance for the 2015 conference….click here!  RIVER TEETH NONFICTION CONFERENCE / ASHLAND UNIVERSITY, ASHLAND OHIO / MAY 29 – 31, 2015 Featuring guest speakers Cheryl Strayed & Jerald Walker and with over a dozen other writers …

Artscene Newsletter: Two Writer’s Conferences in the Works

February 21, 2015 Hello everyone! The weekend is finally here. Have two writer’s conferences that are coming up later this year.   59 TH ANNUAL WESLEYAN WRITERS CONFERENCE / ONE DAY FESTIVAL JUNE 13, 2015 / JUNE 10 – 14, 2015 Seminars, Craft Sessions, Workshops, Guest Speakers, Manuscript Consultants, Publishing Advice Novel / Short Story / Poetry / Memoir / Nonfiction / Journalism / Biography / Writing for TV / Documentary Film / Graphic Novels / Writing about Science and Medicine TALKS WITH EDITORS & AGENTS Current and Recent Faculty Include: Amy Bloom  Salvatore Scibona William Finnegan Honor Moore Elizabeth Graver Wells Tower Lis Harris Roxana Robinson Tracie McMillan Michael Dumanis Alexander Chee Paul LaFarge SCHOLARSHIPS AND TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE For details contact Anne Greene, Director 860.685.3604 / agreene@wesleyan.edu wesleyan.edu/writers BREAD LOAF ORION ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER’S CONFERENCE Annual weeklong conference focused on literary writing about the environment with  small-group workshops, readings, and lectures all in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains 2015 Faculty Rick Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ross Gay, Pam Houston, Scott Russell Sanders, Ginger …

Spotlight: African-Americans In Art

February 9, 2015 Happy Monday, if you love Mondays….Today I have a collection of  artists, poets and writers. I decided to mix things up a bit. These chosen seven have each put their stamp in the art world, creating and weaving their own vision. Each of these videos gives a glimpse of what their work is all about.   Deborah Willis       Zora Neale Hurston       Minnie Evans       Paul Laurence Dunbar         Sam Gilliam           Emory Douglas (this is a three-part discussion)         Lorna Simpson (three-part discussion)     I hope you enjoyed this list of Spotlight talents. Come back this Saturday as we focus on Kara Walker. Be bless and enjoy your Monday! featured image by Sam Gilliam, Last September IV (1973) blindwilliamscommonplace.blogspot.com