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

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…

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NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops


Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Sunday, July 22, 2018


Children’s, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Admission Fees



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





Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018


Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018


Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Drama, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenwritin, Young Adult


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.


The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature.

Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, intimate workshops and panels, and on our close-knit community of writers.

At the conference, we try diligently to ensure that the weekend has something for every writer and lover of literature, and our sessions are structured to assist writers on multiple career levels. Our learning tracks tackle the craft of writing, the business of writing, marketing, and forensics.

Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, free agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet, film previews, live music performances and—of course—all the great activities one can enjoy in downtown Nashville.

Contact Information

Liz Gatterer:





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Wednz Scene: Literature Events & Conferences

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….


JULY 18 – 30, 2017

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 /


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.




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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…..

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 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.


MAY 20 MAY 20, 2017


SCHOLARSHIP: None Available

CONTACT: Santa Fe Workshops–Writers Lab
PHONE: (505) 983-1400, ext. 111


Featured Writers Include:

Mark Bryant & Joanna Hurley


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting


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

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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