All posts tagged: Literature

MidWk Update: AWP Conference 2020

4.24.19 Another short and sweet post. This time for next year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference.  Credit source: AWP AWP Conference The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in San Antonio, TX, in 2020 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer. 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair San Antonio, TXHenry B. Gonzalez Convention CenterMarch 4–7, 2020 Key Dates May 1, 2019: Event proposals due May 7, 2019: Deadline for participants to link to proposals August 2019: Registration opens February 5, 2020: Deadline for accessibility requests Social Networking Twitter: use #AWP20 Bookfair Facebook Page Instagram: use #AWP20 …

Spring Reads 2019

3.20.19 Spring is here! My favorite time of year and that means new books to read! According to Brenda Janowitz Popsugar‘s books correspondent, here are 28 books that should be on your coffee table or nightstand, but I’m just going to show you six. Credit source: Popsugar   Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid  Daisy Jones & The Six is about the rise and fall of a 70s rock group, which is told in a rockumentary style…think Behind the Music…you know the VH1 series? This book is getting ready to become a series for Amazon, produced by Reese Witherspoon!     Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi Found this description on the Penguin Random House site about  Gingerbread …“Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe.”     In Another Time by Jillian Cantor According to Janowitz, “Told in dual timelines of 1931, where Germany is slowly changing, and …

Wknd Updates: Writing Contests from The Writer

3.16.19 It’s been a while that I posted anything in the literature department, but with these contests from The Writer, that’s about to change… Credit source: The Writer SPR BOOK AWARDS 2018 Deadline Monday, April 1, 2019 Categories Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Horror, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Entry Fees $25 Early Bird until Jan 2019, then $30. (You may buy an entry and submit your book later.) Prizes WINNER SPR ASTRO Promo Package worth $1899 (150 Sales, 15-20 Amazon Verified Reviews, Best Seller Category Analysis, and an SPR Lead Story Review, Author Interview on site)WINNER e-badge for use on ebook, website, stickers, and paperback book SILVER 4- 5 Amazon Verified Reviews worth $199A Best Seller Category Analysis worth $69An SPR Lead Story Review worth $309SILVER e-badge for use on ebook, website, and paperback book BRONZE A Classic SPR Review worth $219BRONZE e-badge for use on ebook, website, and paperback bookAuthor Interview on the website Description Anyone of any age, gender, or background, from anywhere in the world, who has published a book with an indie publisher, or self-published their book in …

MidWeek Updates: Final Reminder of AWP Conference & Bookfair

2.13.19 Hello everyone! As I stated earlier this month, this is the final reminder of the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference and Bookfair, which will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, in Portland, Oregon on March 27-30, 2019. For those who are attending, here a just a few things to remember… Credit source: AWP 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair Oregon Convention Center March 27–30, 2019 Key Dates January 4, 2019: Will-call Registration opens January 31, 2019: Writer to Agent submission deadline February 27, 2019: Accessibility services request deadline March 13, 2019: Offsite Event submission deadline March 27, 2019: Onsite Registration opens   Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Social Networking Twitter Use #AWP19   Conference Queries 696-8250  Conference 696-7742 Future Conferences 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   To find out about hotel, schedule, and other information, go to    Featured image: unknown

MidWeek Update: Aspen Words Workshops

2.6.19 Hello! It’s Wednesday and time to pass along some great creative stuff. You can never get tired of workshops and the Aspen Words is holding several later this year. Here are a few things to know about Aspen Words. The rest you have to look at their website… Credit source: Aspen Words ABOUT “Aspen Words was founded in 1976 as a literary center based in Aspen, CO. A program of the Aspen Institute, our mission is to encourage writers, inspire readers, and connect people through the power of stories. AW’s year-round programs include Summer Words, a writing conference and literary festival; Winter Words, a speaker series presenting the best of contemporary literature; the Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for fiction with social impact; as well as a writers-in-the schools program and writing residencies.” OUR PROGRAMS Literary Prize: a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction focused on vital contemporary issuesSummer Words: one of the top writing conferences and literary festivals in the nationWinter Words: bringing the most respected contemporary writers to read and speak …

MidWeek Updates: The Writer 2019 Essay Contest

1.9.19 Hello…Have something for writers who want to show people their talented works. The Writer Magazine is having their 2019 Essay Contest. Below are details on how you can enter… Credit source: The Writer   2019 Essay Contest Write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Any topic is fair game, so long as it pertains to some aspect of writing.  Deadline: March 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine. However, every essay we receive will be considered for paid publication in The Writer. Word count: 2,000 words or less To learn more click right here.   Featured & other images: unknown and The Writer

Winter Reads 2018

12.24.18 Hello again…Winter has arrived, but where I am, it doesn’t feel like it (which sucks). Anyway, since winter is here, I have found some great books that you may be interested to put on your nightstand or shelf, courtesy of Book Hub. They have recommended 26 books, but I’m just gonna feature 10.  Credit source: Book Hub Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield         North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah         Murder at the Mill byM.B. Shaw         My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren         Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare         Verity by Colleen Hoover         Watching You by Lisa Jewell         The Boy by Tami Hoag         The Gown by Jennifer Robson         An Anonymous Girl by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks   To the rest of this list, go to Enjoy!  

Best of 2018: Literature

12.24.18 Continuing the Best of 2018…in literature. Found 26 best books courtesy of The New York Times. I will only show ten, maybe twelves of those books… Credit source: New York Times Asymmetry By Lisa Halliday           The Great Believers By Rebecca Makkai           The Perfect Nanny By Leila Slimani         There There By Tommy Orange         Washington Black By Esi Edugyan         American Prison By Shane Bauer         Educated By Tara Westover         Frederick Douglass By David W. Blight         How to Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan         That’s it! What do you think of this list? Are there any more books that should be added? These seem quite interesting!     Featured & other images: Pinterest & New York Times