All posts tagged: Literature

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 Updates: Emojis, Conference, Exhibition, A Writing Contest, & Photography Workshop

6. 11. 18 Hi! Hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July vacation. Of course, for me it really wasn’t a vacation…anyway I’m packing a lot of things into this post today. Here are a few things I found…you might want to mark these on your calendar… Credit source: emails For more information click here.       From the Frieze Academy… Designing spaces to show, make and live with art We’re delighted to announce the return of the Frieze Academy Art & Architecture Conference on Tuesday 2 October, from 11am-4.30pm, at The Royal Institution in London. This year, we welcome leading international architects, artists and critics including Shigeru Ban, Jamie Fobert, Ellen van Loon (OMA), Richard Rogers, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Kulapat Yantrasast (wHY) and Andrea Zittel (A-Z West) to consider how the form and function of cultural institutions are evolving and reassess how and where we live. It is a must-attend event for anyone looking to commission architecture, or anyone curious about how artists and curators envision architecture for art. Take advantage now of our early bird tickets and save £100! Offer ends on 22 July. Early Bird Tickets | Read More​ Image: Mt Fuji World …

MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

6. 13. 18 Hello all! Spring is ending soon and Summer is pretty much around the corner so I’ve been rummaging around looking for the latest books to read for the Summer of 2018. According to Melanie Yates for http://www.bestproducts.com, here are the 50 Best Summer Reading Books for 2018, but for this post, there will be only 20 or less… Credit source: Best Products                                                                                                                     I did say 20 and here you have 20 of the 50 best. To read the rest of the article to IT’S BEACH-READ SEASON! SEE WHAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER MADE OUR LIST THIS YEAR by Melanie Yates.   Image source: http://www.bestproducts.com

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. …

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

May 12 / 18 Don’t get mad, but this just came into my radar. Are you able to write a short story in let’s say in two days?  The Writer has another contest for those who can throw down a short story. Read below for details… Credit source: The Writer   Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.” Deadline: May 15th, 2018 Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine Word count: 2,000 words or less Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well. I know, I know…it’s short notice, but if you can write 2,000 words with the understanding of the word “change”, you may want to enter!   Image source: The Writer & Tweed Editing

National Poetry Month: Lucille Clifton

April 28 / 18 National Poetry Month folks! The last featured poet and poems and I found some great poems by Lucille Clifton. Take a look at these… Credit source: Poem Hunter Homage To My Hips – by Lucille Clifton these hips are big hips. they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don’t like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty hips. these hips are magic hips. i have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top   Moonchild – by Lucille Clifton whatever slid into my mother’s room that late june night, tapping her great belly, summoned me out roundheaded and unsmiling. is this the moon, my father used to grin. cradling me? it was the moon but nobody knew it then. the moon understands dark places. the moon has secrets of her …

Wknd Scene: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

April 28 / 18 Hello! The final weekend of April has come. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference is coming in June of this year. For those of you who may find this interesting, you still have a chance of registering. Here are the details from their website… Credit source: Santa Barbara Writers Santa Barbara Writers Conference June 17-22, 2018 Improve your craft • Find your tribe • Make lifelong connections Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals.  Join us beachside for an intensive, weeklong experience dedicated to the craft of writing. Workshops cover literary fiction, mystery, sci-fi, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel writing, poetry, screenwriting, and marketing. The June 17-22, 2018 conference includes: 5 full days of workshops led by 36 talented teachers 5 keynote presentations by successful authors Afternoon speakers and panel discussions Book signings with author-speakers Opening Night Banquet Poolside Cocktail Reception Awards Banquet Optional one-on-one manuscript consultations Registration for appointments …

National Poetry Month: Juan Felipe Herrera

April 21 / 18 National Poetry Month! Time to read and get inspired by great poetry with Juan Felipe Herrera. Credit source: Poetry Foundation Blood on the Wheel BY JUAN FELIPE HERRERA      Ezekiel saw the wheel, way up in the middle of the air. TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONG Blood on the night soil man en route to the country prison Blood on the sullen chair, the one that holds you with its pleasure Blood inside the quartz, the beauty watch, the eye of the guard Blood on the slope of names & the tattoos hidden Blood on the Virgin, behind the veils, Behind—in the moon angel’s gold oracle hair                     What blood is this, is it the blood of the worker rat?                     Is it the blood of the clone governor, the city maid?                     Why does it course in s’s & z’s? Blood on the couch, made for viewing …