All posts tagged: Literature

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 Advertisements

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  

Wknd Update: AWP Conference 2019 Update & Other Stuff

12.8.18 Hello…I haven’t forgotten. This is just a reminder about the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference 2019. I visited their page and I will post the same information as I did last time, along with registration, other information.  Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Program (AWP) 2019 Conference & Bookfair Registration Preregistration ends January 3. Click here to register today! Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The book fair is open at 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30, 2019. Students & adjuncts: interested in volunteering? Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period; the exception to this is the new Bookfair Only Saturday Pass. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. Hotel & Travel information on lodging at AWP’s official conference hotels is scheduled to be released in August. The purchase of a bookfair table or booth includes two complimentary Bookfair Setup Access (BSA) registrations, …

Shadow Spotlight: Anne Rice

11.19.18 Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to return to literature, a writer who has resurfaced into my radar. This month’s Shadow Spotlight belongs to Anne Rice. If you don’t know who she is, let me jog your memory…Interview With the Vampire or Queen of the Damned? A writer of gothic, erotic, and then later Christian literature, Rice, is one of those writers that have put a definite stamp in vampire fiction. Rice’s books have sold over 100 million copies, which makes her the most popular authors in American history.  I’ve found a few videos of interviews with the writer to give you an insight into Rice and her views on being a writer and a few other things.          Her newest novel, Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat, which continues into the Vampire Chronicles, has just been released. You can find the newest book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.    Image source:

More MidWeek Update: MFA In Creative Writing

11.14.18 Hello again, from art to writing. For those who like creative writing, you might want to take a look at this. Bay Path University is having a no residency for MFA in Creative Writing program. Thanks to the email that was sent to me by The Writer.  Credit source: The Writer Your Path to Discovering Your Story. Bay Path University’s no residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose. You’ll learn the techniques of outstanding writing, read and discuss important works of creative nonfiction, and complete a master’s thesis that can form the foundation for your book: a memoir, collection of personal essays, biography, or other creative nonfiction forms.   ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS, Classes Start January 22, 2019   Why Choose Bay Path’s MFA? Recognized by for having one of the most affordable MFA and Creative Writing programs in the country Our award-winning MFA faculty are accomplished memorists, journalists, food and travel writers, editors, and publishers  Specialized tracks are available in publishing or teaching Workshop with small peer groups for intensive writing practice, feedback, and support Summer creative …