All posts tagged: Summer 2018

Editor’s Note: July 2018

6. 30. 18 #7. Vol 6 Hello, hello, July is here. Yes, really July is here. Just like June, this month is going to be a bit quiet, but there will be lots of great things happening for this month. New music coming from Drake, Florence + the Machine, Gorillaz, John Coltrane, Cowboy Junkies, Daughtry, and many more will be releasing albums in July. As for Summer music festivals, there are a lot coming this month! 80/35 Music Festival 2018, Summerfest 2018, Rockfest Wisconsin 2018, MoPop Festival 2018, and Essence Music Festival 2018, and many many more will be on the list. The 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair is coming to Portland Oregon March 27-30. If this is up your alley, then it’s time to register, which starts on August 1, 2018. Event proposal dates have already passed, but again if you are interested in registering, August 1 is the date. They will be more information coming soon. Writers conferences, retreats, residencies, and festivals are coming up and I’ve found quite a handful for this …

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, 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:

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 Website       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. …

Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

May 16 / 18 Hello! Have you ever decided that you were going to attend a workshop? Any type of workshop, but for adults? Well here’s your opportunity. Found a few here, courtesy of Interlochen Center of the Arts. Located in Interlochen Michigan, the center provides art education programs for children and adults. Credit source: Interlochen Center for the Arts Lecture: The Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look the career of Leonard Bernstein. Friday, June 15, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018 Registration Fee: $20 Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look at the career of Leonard Bernstein. Composer, conductor, pianist, and educator, Bernstein was one of the most prominent figures in classical music during the 20th century. This course will survey Bernstein’s life and career, including the Young People’s Concerts, his Charles Elliot Norton lectures at Harvard, his long tenure with the New York Philharmonic, his professional and personal relationships, and some of his most-loved music, including Candide and …

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Gaming Conventions for Summer 2018

April 25 / 18 Hello again…Just a last minute post for gaming conventions coming this Summer. Here are a few for those of you who hard on gamers… Credit source: Digital Trends Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) When: June 12 to 14 (but really June 8 to 15) Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles   San Diego Comic-Con When: July 19 to 22 Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego   Gamescom When: August 21 to 25 Where: Cologne Exhibition Center, Cologne, Germany   QuakeCon When: August (TBA) Where: Dallas (venue TBA)   I will post more for the coming Fall season. Enjoy your Wednesday and Thursday, be blessed!   Image source: PixelsTalk.Net