All posts tagged: Association of Writers & Writing Programs

MidWeek Update: Conferences & Retreats in Literature

8. 22. 18 Wednesday. It’s time to catch up with some updates and we are diving into literature for some upcoming conferences and retreats. All thanks to AWP. Credit source: AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Idlewild Writers Retreat Pomfret, Connecticut, United States   DETAILS OCT 5 – OCT 8, 2018 Retreat SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Melissa Wyse EMAIL: info@idlewildarts.com WEBSITE: https://idlewildarts.com The Idlewild Writers Retreat offers writers creative space and community. Our retreat is held in the scenic Quiet Corner of Connecticut each autumn. Our 2018 retreat will be held October 5-8, with discounted early registration rates available. Our program offers creative time and space to write, along with opportunities to enjoy a community with fellow writers. Our retreat is held at a historic house (and former bed and breakfast), which offers beautiful spaces to write and to gather together, along with spacious accommodations. Writers will enjoy simple community meals sourced from local farms and markets, quiet time to engage with their own work, evening readings, workshops on mindfulness and creativity, and optional guided writing sessions. Our retreat is …

Weeknd Update: Residence Programs and Other Things Literature

7. 21. 18 Hello again! Just a few others things to remind you courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs. I found some conferences and other neat things for those who want to work out their literary brains… Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)   Bookgardan: A Year’s Sustenance for Writers Keene, New York, United States A 12-month, low-residency book cultivation program of sustained individual mentorship and ongoing small-group interaction online, bracketed by two week-long residencies. Bring your book project to full fruition in Bookgardan, a year-long program of intensive, one-on-one literary mentorship and supportive camaraderie with an intimate cohort of fellow writers, featuring monthly manuscript assessments and online craft lessons, beginning and ending with two week-long fall residencies at Craigardan, a mountainside retreat for artists, makers & thinkers in the majestic Adirondacks of upstate New York. Led by internationally acclaimed novelist & teacher of writers Kate Moses (Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath), a founding senior editor & staff writer at Salon and former senior acquisitions editor at North Point …

Weeknd Scene: Future AWP Conference Dates

March 24 / 18 Hello…the AWP or (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair  2018 has passed, but don’t worry, found future dates and places for the next few events. Credit Source: AWP   Future Conferences Portland, Oregon March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center San Antonio, Texas March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Kansas City, Missouri March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center   Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 301-226-9716 Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 301-226-9711 There will be more to add soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be blessed always. Image source: Unknown

Wednz Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2018 updates

January 3 / 18 First Wednesday of the year! As I’ve mentioned yesterday, the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair (Association of Writers & Writing Program) will be held in Tampa, Florida, March 7-10, 2018. Preregistration closes tomorrow, but I’m sure you can still register. Here are some key dates to remember….. Credit source: AWP   2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair Tampa Convention Center  & Marriott Tampa Waterside March 7–10, 2018 Key Dates January 4, 2018: Preregistration closes January 5, 2018: Will-call registration opens February 7, 2018: Deadline for accessibility requests February 21, 2018: Deadline to submit offsite events February 21, 2018: Deadline for press pass requests February 21, 2018: Deadline to assign Bookfair Setup Access (BSA) registrations March 7, 2018: Onsite registration opens March 8, 2018: Conference events begin May 1, 2018: #AWP19 event proposal deadline   Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Conference & Bookfair App   Social Networking Facebook Event Twitter Use #AWP18 Bookfair Facebook Page   Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 301-226-9716 Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 301-226-9711   Future Conferences Portland, Oregon March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center San Antonio, Texas March …

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

December 13 / 17 Hello again…just one more thing. I’m in the midst of getting or finding information on upcoming literary events for 2018. Thanks to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, here are several for the month of January. Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP   Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States DETAILS EMAIL: info@writingxwriters.org WEBSITE: www.writingxwriters.org Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing. Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony Ithaca, New York, United States DETAILS MAY 14 – SEP 30, 2018 Residency APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 2, 2018 TUITION / COST: Saltonstall’s juried residencies are free of charge. SCHOLARSHIP: Available Small stipends are provided to offset travel costs and other personal expenses. CONTACT: Lesley Williamson PHONE:607-539-3146 EMAIL: artscolony@saltonstall.org WEBSITE: http://www.saltonstall.org Genres Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature Location 435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road Ithaca New York, United States 14850     Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Galloway, New Jersey, United States DETAILS JAN 12 – JAN 15, 2018 Retreat SCHOLARSHIP: Available Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for …

Wednz Scene: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference Updates

November 15 / 17 Hello there everyone! Wanted to give you guys an update on the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair for 2018. Not much has changed, but here are a few key things…. Credit source: AWP    2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside March 7–10, 2018 Key Dates March 7, 2017: #AWP18 Tampa event proposal system opens May 1, 2017: Deadline for #AWP18 event proposals July 31, 2017: Registration opens July 31, 2017: Accepted events announced August 14, 2017: Hotel & Travel information released to attendees March 8, 2018: Conference events begin Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Social Networking Facebook Event Twitter Use #AWP18 Bookfair Facebook Page   Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 301-226-9716 Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 301-226-9711   Future Conferences Portland, Oregon March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center San Antonio, Texas March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Kansas City, Missouri March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center   Hopefully, more updates will be available soon. …

Shadow Spotlight: Association of Writers & Writing Programs

August 21 / 17 Hello….hope everyone enjoyed their weekend like I did, although it was too short. This month’s Shadow Spotlight falls on the Association of Writers & Writing Program, also known as AWP. I know that posted about this organization, but for the new followers, here is some information about AWP. Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Mission The mission of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs is to foster literary achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. Purpose Because literature is a source of awareness and enchantment, it is a medium for wisdom, creativity, and joy. Because literature maps our shared experiences, it is a builder of communities. AWP’s purpose is to cultivate the making and appreciation of contemporary literature along with those attendant virtues: wisdom, creativity, community, and joy. Primary Goal AWP seeks to help writers and teachers do their best possible work while we help writers connect with the widest …

Wednz Scene: University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

August 16 / 17 Hello! Another Wednesday approaches and found a few things to get your attention. First off, a workshop, courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP. credit source: awp University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States   DETAILS OCT 2 – NOV 24, 2017 Conference TUITION / COST:2017 rates: $400 for eight-week workshop SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Eva Lipton-Ormand PHONE: 5052775572 EMAIL: dhlawrenceranch@unm.edu WEBSITE: https://dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/ An offshoot of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today, Rananim offers workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more. Faculty includes many favorites of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. A tax-deductible portion of the tuition benefits the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, NM. 2017 Fall Rananim classes: Laura Brodie: Where to Begin: Steps Toward Creating a World (multi-genre) Daniel Mueller: Central Image in Narrative: The Picture Tells the Story (multi-genre) Tanaya Winder: Writing the Rupture (poetry) Summer Wood: Write It New (multi-genre) October 2 – November 24, $400/class which includes a …