All posts tagged: novel

More Scene Wednesday: Conference & Retreat

March 16 / 16 And we’re back with more great stuff! A writers’ conference and novel retreat to post today. Read on……. (cred: Vermont College of Fine Arts)   VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS NOVEL RETREAT May 24-30, 2016   Ru Freeman – Immersion writing Clint McCown – Manuscript critiques  Connie May Fowler – Process discussions Imagine yourself in Vermont this Spring, surrounded by others who share your passion, and immersed in your writing in an atmosphere designed to inspire. vcfa.edu/novel-retreat     21st ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE August 8-14, 2016 Creative Nonfiction Richard McCann Sue William Silverman Anthony Swofford Joan Wickersham Novel Andre Dubus III Ann Hood Lee Martin Short Story Steve Almond Ellen Lesser Poetry Eduardo C. Corral Poetry Manuscript Kathleen Graber Patricia Smith David Wojahn Kevin Young “You have perfected the writers’ conference as we know it.” – PWC Participant vcfa.edu/pwc If your interested in attending on or both, just go to the sites listed. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed! featured cred: unknown Advertisements

Shadowbox Film Feature: High Rise

January 13 / 16 Hello….again….I’m sure you have heard about this film High Rise. The second trailer was released sometime last week. High Rise is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. Directed by Ben Wheatley, the film stars Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sierra Miller, Elisabeth Moss, and Jeremy Irons. What is the film about? Well read on….. London, 1975. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) is a young doctor seduced by the lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block, and its creator, the architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons). Taking up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Sienna Miller). After Laing befriends Richard Wilder (Luke Evans), a documentary filmmaker relegated to the second floor who is determined to provoke the class injustices inherent in the high-rise, a dangerous social situation develops and the high-rise eventually fragments into violent tribes.   The first trailer …

The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines

12.5.15 Hello, the first weekend of December is here.   2016 AWP AWARD SERIES GUIDELINES Accepting online submission January 1 – February 28, 2016 (from The Writer’s Chronicle) AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike. The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500, supported by Amazon.com and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction awards the winner $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press. Winners in the Novel and Creative Nonfiction categories receive a $2,500 honorarium from AWP and publication by New Issues Press and the University of Georgia Press, respectively. The Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers, for writers, by writers, AWP hires a staff of “screener” who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten …