All posts tagged: conferences

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 …

MidWeek Update: NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops & Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

6. 6. 18 Hey! Literature peeps this is just for you… Credit source: The Writer   NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops Date Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Categories Children’s, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Location North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Admission Fees Varies Description The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to handle the intense atmosphere of the workshops. Contact Information Charles Fiore Charles@ncwriters.org Website http://www.ncwriters.org       Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018 Date Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018 Categories Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Drama, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenwriting, Young Adult Location Franklin Tennessee – just south of Nashville Admission Fees $379 for Early Registration (deadline June 1, 2018) →$399 Regular Registration (deadline August 23, 2018) ← Discounts and scholarships are available. Please see website for details. …

Wednz Scene: Literature Events & Conferences

April 5 / 17 Hey….Lots of things going on in the world of literature so let’s not waste time and see what’s going on….   SEWANEE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS IN POETRY, FICTION, AND PLAYWRITING JULY 18 – 30, 2017 THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH SEWANEE, TENNESSEE Accepting applications through April 17 Thanks to the generosity of the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund, supported by the estate of Tennessee Williams, every participant receives assistance covering two-thirds of the actual cost to attend. Additional funding is awarded to fellows and scholars. 931.598.1654 / swc@sewanee.edu sewaneewriters.org   FRESH WATER, FRESH VOICES JULY 20 – 23, 2017 / MARQUETTE, MI This unique conference features a blend of workshops, craft talks, and outdoor activities along beautiful Lake Superior. Be inspired by the one-of-a-kind landscape of the Upper Peninsula and learn how nature and place can invigorate your writing. Attend craft talks and workshops with Pam Houston, Diane Les Becquets, Frank X Walker, and other award-winning authors. Bike, hike, kayak, fly fish. Try paddleboard yoga. Relax on the beach. NMU.EDU/FRESHVOICES NORTHERN …

Weekend Scene: Writer’s Conferences….

Feb. 18 / 17 Evening! Just one writer’s conference to pass along….. cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs) 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 …