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Weeknd Scene: Future AWP Conference Dates

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.

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Wednz Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2018 updates

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…..


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Jennifer Egan, Hannah Tinti, Ron Charles, and Karen Joy Fowler. Image source: AWP

 

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center 
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7–10, 2018

Key Dates

 

Materials to View/Download

 

Social Networking

 

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

 

 

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

 

Just click on the links above to get the information you need. I will check up for any changes or updates.

 

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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

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.


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Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

DETAILS

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 details.


PHONE:609-626-3594
EMAIL: info@wintergetaway.com
WEBSITE: www.stockton.edu/wintergetaway

Genres

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

Location

Stockton Seaview Hotel
(near Atlantic City)
Galloway
New Jersey, United States

 

Writing Havana: An Immersion Class in Place-Based Writing

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

DETAILS

JAN 21  JAN 29, 2018

Retreat

TUITION / COST:$3795
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available


CONTACT: SF Workshops/Writers Lab
PHONE:(505) 983-1400, ext. 111
EMAIL: info@santafeworkshops.com
WEBSITE: https://santafeworkshops.com/workshops/writers-lab/

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Pam Houston

Genres

Fiction, Creative nonfiction

Location

50 Mount Carmel Rd.
Santa Fe
New Mexico, United States
87505

 

 

Novel in a Year: Young Adult and Middle Grade

Chicago, Illinois, United States

DETAILS

Location

4043 N. Ravenswood Ave
#222
Chicago
Illinois, United States
60613

Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.

 

That’s it for now, but I will post more for February 2018. Just click on the links above for more information. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

Wednz Scene: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference Updates

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

Materials to View/Download

Social Networking

 

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.

 

 

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Shadow Spotlight: Association of Writers & Writing Programs

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.


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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 possible audience.
AWP’s Core Values
AWP values:
• Contemporary literature for its power to enrich the lives of individuals and communities
• Writers & writing programs
• Excellence in the teaching of writing
• The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) as the appropriate terminal degree for writers who teach
• The cultivation of growing literary audiences
For information on individual, gift, and organizational membership go to www.awpwriter.org/about/overview.
CONTACT US
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
University of Maryland
5245 Greenbelt Rd,
Box #246
College Park, MD 20740
Main: 301-226-9710
Fax: Not available until August
Department Contact Information: www.awpwriter.org/about/contact_us.
Here is some information about next years conference and book fair…

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7 – 10, 2018

Key Dates

Materials to View/Download

Social Networking

Conference Queries

Registration
registration@awpwriter.org
301-226-9716 

Conference Events
events@awpwriter.org
301-226-9711

Register today!

Click on links to get the information you need. If you’re interested in attending next years conference, you can register today. Enjoy your Monday be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednz Scene: University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

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 tax-deductible donation to the D.H. Lawrence Ranch.

More info here: dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/rananim-online-writing-workshops-d-h-lawrence-ranch-initiatives/

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Location

1 University of New Mexico
MSC03 2170
Albuquerque
New Mexico, United States
87131-0001

 


University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

An offshoot of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, Rananim continues offering classes through UNM Continuing Education’s learning platform.

Eight-week workshops held Jan/Feb, Apr/May, and Oct/Nov. Faculty includes former Taos Summer Writers’ Conference regulars. Known for its inclusive, nurturing community, Rananim offers a variety of classes in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting. Classes are $400 and include a $50 donation for the D.H. Lawrence Ranch and associated activities.

The 2017 Fall classes kick off October 2. Registration and information here: dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/rananim-online-writing-workshops-d-h-lawrence-ranch-initiatives/

I’m sure you can still register for the workshop, just click on the links above to get all the information you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednz Scene: The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Wednz Scene: The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Aug. 2 / 17

Hey again….just one more thing to mention. The New Guard Contest in Fiction and Poetry is in search of applicants. Read more below…..


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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

TO APPLY TO THE WRITER’S HOTEL 2017, visit http://www.writershotel.com/apply.

Please note that since TWH is a part of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Writers and Writing Conferences community, TWH applicants are eligible for AWP’s Scholarship Competition for conference attendees, where three $500 conference stipend grants are awarded each year to emerging writers of Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry.

TWH will also award three stipends of $500 on site in NYC, to be announced on the last day of classes. TWH stipend recipients are chosen at our sole discretion. Stipend recipients will be announced on our website.

We also are able to point applicants toward credit opportunities via our billing arm, and we can let you know about affordable hotels nearby.

 

Hope your Wednesday is great. Enjoy your day, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednz Scene: Writing Opportunities

Wednz Scene: Writing Opportunities

July 19 / 17

Found a few opportunities for those who are writing for a hobby or have aspirations to become a writer. Take a look at these and see what you think…..


 

PHILIP LEVINE PRIZE FOR POETRY 2017

2016 WINNER: RACHEL RINEHART, THE CHURCH IN THE PLAINS

Prize: $2,000 and publication by Anhinga Press

Submit: 48 – 80-page ms.

Opens July 1, Closes September 30

Fee: $25 hard copy, $28 online

FINAL JUDGE: C.G. HANZLICEK

Coordinator: Corrine Clegg Hales, connieh@csufresno.edu

Guidelines: fresnostate.edu/levineprize

FRESNO STATE MFA PROGRAM IN CREATIVE WRITING

You have plenty of time to start or polish off your poetry.

 


 

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2017 Summer Writing Workshop in Austin, TX

Austin, Texas, United States

 

DETAILS

AUG 14 – AUG 19, 2017 

Retreat

TUITION / COST: WLT Members $329 / Nonmembers $389
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available

CONTACT: Becka Oliver
PHONE:512-499-8914
EMAIL: becka@writersleague.org
WEBSITE: http://www.writersleague.org/37/Summer-Writing-Workshop

Six workshops, six instructors, Austin, TX. Choose from memoir, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and revision.

The 2017 Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Workshop will be held August 14-19 in Austin, TX. The event includes five full days of classes (Tuesday through Saturday, August 15-19) and several special evening events throughout the week, designed to showcase some of Austin’s great offerings and venues.

Each registrant selects the class they’ll participate in (students stay in the same class for the duration of the event), choosing from six topics all taught by experienced instructors with winning credentials. Each class is capped at 20 registrants allowing for an intimate classroom experience with plenty of opportunities for students to ask questions, receive specific feedback, form lasting connections with fellow participants, and more. The classes are open to writers of all genres and categories and are appropriate for both beginners and more seasoned writers (note: this year, we have split our fiction class into two classes, beginner and intermediate).

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

2017 Faculty: Carol Dawson (revision), Charlotte Gullick (fiction), Michael Hall (nonfiction), Donna Johnson (memoir), Stacey Swann (fiction), and Sasha West (poetry).

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Location

Austin
Texas, United States
78704

 

 


Writers’ League of Texas

The Writers’ League of Texas is a statewide non-profit that supports writers, both published and not yet published, across Texas. With a membership of 1300 and growing, the Writers’ League offers programming throughout the year that includes weekend classes on the craft of writing and the business of publishing, a June Agents & Editors Conference in Austin, a Summer Writing Retreat in West Texas in July, author visits to public schools and rural libraries, and a free and open to the public panel discussion each month. Member benefits include discounts on all programming, additional retail, service, and organizational discounts, the opportunity to share news with our community of members and nonmembers. Contact (512) 499-8914 or wlt@writersleague.org for more information.

 

 

If these interest you, you know what needs to be done, right? More opportunities abound……

 

 

 

 

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