All posts tagged: AWP

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.     credit source: association of writers & writing programs (awp) 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 …

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 …