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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 /   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 …

Spring Reads 2017

March 21 / 17 Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you….                 Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders                           The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen                           The Child – Fiona Barton                         Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly                         The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn                         The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley                         The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince – Mayte Garcia                       Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – David Yaffe   …

Wkend Scene: 2017 Southampton Writers Conference & A Writing Contest

March 4 / 17 Good Morning creative peeps! Two things in the literature department to share with you. The first is the Southampton Writers Conference…..   SOUTHAMPTON WRITERS CONFERENCE  July 12 – 13, 2017 Melissa Bank / Billy Collins / Natalie Diaz / Roxane Gay / Adam Gopnik Ursula Hegi / Matthew Klam / Patricia Marx / Patricia McCormick Sharon Olds / Roxana Robinson / Roger Rosenblatt / Frederic Tuten Emma Walton-Hamilton / Meg Wolitzer / Maryrose Wood MASTER CLASS  ♣  WORKSHOPS  ♣  RESIDENCY  BE DISCOVERED!  Submit to the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry One winner in each genre will win $2,000 and publication in Ploughshares Submissions open March 1, 2017 – May 15, 2017 Visit Ploughshares @ Emerson College  featured image:

Reflections: Staggerlee wonders by James Baldwin

Feb. 27 / 17 Hello! I wanted to share a poem by James Baldwin to celebrate Black History. Notice that I didn’t say Black History Month. Black History, Native, Hispanic, Asian… all American History.  Staggerlee wonders – Poem by James Baldwin I always wonder what they think the niggers are doing while they, the pink and alabaster pragmatists, are containing Russia and defining and re-defining and re-aligning China, nobly restraining themselves, meanwhile, from blowing up that earth which they have already blasphemed into dung: the gentle, wide-eyed, cheerful ladies, and their men, nostalgic for the noble cause of Vietnam, nostalgic for noble causes, aching, nobly, to wade through the blood of savages— ah—! Uncas shall never leave the reservation, except to purchase whisky at the State Liquor Store. The Panama Canal shall remain forever locked: there is a way around every treaty. We will turn the tides of the restless Caribbean, the sun will rise, and set on our hotel balconies as we see fit. The natives will have nothing to complain about, indeed, they …

The Iowa Writer’s Workshop 2017

Feb. 22 / 17 Hey! The Iowa Writer’s Workshop will be coming this summer and yes, there is information for this upcoming workshop…… cred: university of iowa Anyone may apply for non-degree summer coursework offered; this summer, the Workshop will offer courses in two separate summer school sessions. The postmark deadline for application to both the 3- and 8-week sessions is March 1, 2017. The IOWA WRITER’S WORKSHOP Announces a Program of Workshops for Writers of Poetry & Prose 3-Week Session May 16 – June 1, 2017 Fiction Workshop: Lan Samantha Chang or Paul Harding Poetry Workshop: James Galvin  Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2017 8 Week Session June 12 – August 3, 2017 Fiction Workshop: Mark Poirier Poetry Workshop: Jane Mead Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2017 Contact: Iowa Writers’ Workshop 102 Dey House The University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242 Phone: (319).335.0416 Fax: (319).335.0420                                                 featured image: unknown

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 …

Winter Reads 2017

cred: harper’s bazaar                                                                             Article: 14 Best Books You Need to Read in January by Lauren Christensen                                 featured images: harper’s bazaar & Wallpaper Abyss      

Black History in Literature….Magdala Compere

Feb. 6 / 17 In honor of Black History Month, Shadowbox will feature all forms of creativity from the minds of past, present, and future African-Americans, who continue to inspire us.   The Color Black (Black Pride) by Magdala Compere As I was looking for a poem to show my pride I saw some things that made my black skin want to hide They take the proud color of black and turn it into lies With the junk that fills our people’s minds Black is the color of blindness In which my dark path seems Black is the color of darkness In which I may not see Black is the color of a blood sucking crow And it is a color most people don’t know Black is a color of an evil panther And that’s the color of my ancestors Black is the color of coal A substance that is worth as much as gold Black is the color of the night In it I see the stars to bright Black is the color of power …