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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.

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.


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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: 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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Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

June 28 / 17

Good Morning Wednesday! Literature people this is for you….


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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.

Click on the links above to get the information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Scene: Writer’s Conferences….

Weekend Scene: Writer’s Conferences….

Feb. 18 / 17

Evening! Just one writer’s conference to pass along…..


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Editors, Agents, and Publishers—The Business of Writing: Seminar

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Mark and Joanna demystify how the business of publishing actually works, something every writer needs to understand.

In addition to creative talent, every writer needs to posses some degree of business acumen to succeed as a published author. Understanding the roles of editors, agents, and publishers—and their interactions together—is a puzzle to unravel for your own writing style and marketplace.

This seminar, co-taught by Mark Bryant and Joanna Hurley, provides you with a comprehensive and action-oriented overview designed to deconstruct and make understandable the oft-times overwhelming business world of the written word.

Mark and Joanna, veterans of magazine and book publishing, demystify the process with in-depth discussions on the author-agent relationship, the author-editor relationship, and how to find and navigate both. They cover the best ways to break into magazine and online writing—either as a step toward book writing or an end in itself—as well as the myriad of options available to writers today to publish their books, from working with traditional publishers, smaller presses, packagers, print-on-demand, and e-books.

Guest speakers, including bestselling authors and a distinguished agent and publisher, lend their invaluable insights throughout the day to ensure that you leave the seminar with a clear path to assessing the commercial potential of your work.

Tuition includes one lunch.

 

DETAILS
MAY 20 MAY 20, 2017

Retreat

TUITION / COST:$395
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available


CONTACT: Santa Fe Workshops–Writers Lab
PHONE: (505) 983-1400, ext. 111
EMAIL: info@santafeworkshops.com
WEBSITE: https://santafeworkshops.com/workshop/editors-agents-and-publishersthe-business-of-writing-seminar/

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Mark Bryant & Joanna Hurley

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting

Location

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


Santa Fe Writers Lab

For 27 years, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has focused on improving our abilities to discover and understand the world through photographs. More than 20,000 amateur and professional photographers have followed their passion for image-making to the inspiring high desert environs of Santa Fe.

Beginning in 2017, Santa Fe Workshops expands our experiential educational offerings to embrace the world of words with the introduction of our new Writers Lab, which we envision as a community of storytellers from all walks of life, professions, and disciplines that gather in the mountains of New Mexico and on the ever-changing island of Cuba to live the writer’s life.

Santa Fe Writers Lab, for both aspiring and established writers, begins with three, week-long workshops in Havana, Cuba in the winter of 2017 and further unfolds in Santa Fe with eight, week-long workshops as well as eight, one-day weekend intensives in May of 2017.

Inspiring guest instructors renowned in the literary world provide daily lessons on the art and craft of writing. Collaborative and constructive conversation with fellow writers and quiet time to reflect and write, all work together to provide you with one-of-a-kind opportunities to move your writing forward.

 

Just click on the sites listed to get all the information you need. It’s that simple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Scene: 2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Weekend Scene: 2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Feb. 4 / 17

Hello again….have another reminder about the AWP Conference & Bookfair 2017 in Washington D.C. This information has been posted before and hopefully for those interested, you may still have a chance to register. February 8–11, 2017 are the dates…..


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2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The bookfair is open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. Visit the Hotel & Travel section for information on lodging at AWP’s official conference hotels.

The purchase of a bookfair table or booth includes two complimentary Exhibitor Access Badges, which will allow you full access to the conference and bookfair. Please access the Exhibit Space Management page of your AWP user account to assign these two badges before January 20, 2017.  Exhibitor Access Badges that are not assigned by this date may be forfeited. Please note: If you have been assigned an Exhibitor Access Badge, you do not need to purchase an additional registration. For more information about Exhibitor Access Badges, see the Bookfair Exhibitor FAQs.

Students, faculty, and staff of sponsoring institutions should check with their program or organization before purchasing a registration on their own. You may be eligible for a complimentary sponsor registration.

All conference registrations must be purchased online or onsite with a credit or debit card. We do not accept checks or cash. All sales are final and nonrefundable.

Registration Rates & Periods

Registration Categories Early Bird
Aug. 1 – Oct. 14.
Prereg.
Oct. 15 – Dec. 21
Will-call
Dec. 22 – Feb. 7
Onsite
Feb. 8 – Feb. 11
Member Registration $145 $160 $200 $200
Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $215 $230 $270 $270
Nonmember Registration $240 $260 $300 $300
Student* Registration $50 $50 $65 $65
Senior (65 and up)** Registration $80 $80 $80 $80
Bookfair Staff Registration*** $145 $160 $200 $200
Bookfair Staff, Student* Registration*** $50 $50 $65 $65
Presenter Member Registration $75 $80 $105 $105
Presenter Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $145 $150 $175 $175
Presenter Nonmember Registration $160 $170 $210 $210
Saturday Pass**** N/A N/A N/A $45

* Students must present a valid student ID.
** Seniors must present a valid ID.
*** Bookfair staff registrations are not equivalent to Exhibitor Access Badges and do not permit access to the exhibit halls during set-up or move-out hours.
**** The Saturday Pass can only be purchased onsite on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and includes admission to all conference events (with the exception of private receptions) as well as the bookfair.

Registration Confirmation

Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the address that you specified under your badge information during purchase. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering, as our system is not able to alert you if you enter an incorrect or incomplete email address. You may change the name and affiliation on your badge at any point before Wednesday, February 8, 2017, on the Conference Registration Management page of your AWP user account.

Will-call Registration

After preregistration ends on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, you can continue to register online using the will-call option on Thursday, December 22, 2016, though not at a reduced preregistration rate. All badges purchased before arriving onsite in Washington, DC, can be printed at the conference during the hours listed below.

Checking In at the Conference

All badges will be printed onsite at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at a registration kiosk. These kiosks will allow you to both print a pre-purchased registration badge and purchase a new registration. All pre-purchased badges will be assigned a unique registration code, which will be included in the confirmation email sent to each attendee after a purchase has been made. Please save this information and bring it with you to the conference and bookfair, as you will need it to print your badge and pick up your registration materials onsite.

All those who purchase a registration under the student or senior category will be required to show a valid student or government-issued ID in order to print their badge details.

Onsite Registration & Check-in Hours

Wednesday, February 8: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 9: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sponsor and Literary Partner Registrations

As a benefit for supporting the conference, all sponsors and literary partners receive an allocated number of registration waivers, based on the level of sponsorship. Confirmed sponsors and partners will be contacted by AWP with instructions for submitting their waiver lists. All lists must be received by January 20, 2017. Registration waivers that are not submitted by that date will be forfeited.

Press Passes

We appreciate all coverage of our annual conference. Requests for press passes must be made in writing from the editor of the media organization, on behalf of the journalist, to registration@awpwriter.org by January 20, 2017. The request must specifically detail how the pass will be used to cover the conference. To attend as a member of the press, you must present valid press credentials to your kiosk attendant so that you may receive your conference badge. Photography, videography and sound recordings are not permitted at the conference without AWP’s written consent.

#AWP17

February 8–11, 2017
Washington, DC

Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis

REGISTRATION CONTACT

Conference Registration Manager
703-993-4553
registration@awpwriter.org

 

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

Accessibility Services

Please check to see if you still have a chance to attend, that is if you are interested. I’m sure there is still room left to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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