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Resources for Writers and the Role of Community: Washington, D.C. 2014

Posted 11.12.14

Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Carlos Parada Ayala, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Bruce, and Regie Cabico.

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Books Bound in Human Skin, Ian Fleming’s Love Letters, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.27.14

Christina Baker Kline novels move from mid-list to bestseller; a day in the life of Meg Wolitzer; two authors consider the strength of the adage “write what you know”; and other news.

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The People You Meet: Pitching Agents and Editors at Writers Conferences

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 3.1.14

Michael Bourne

Writers, agents, and editors discuss the delicate art of pitching projects at writing conferences.

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James Patterson To Give $1 Million to Independent Bookstores, AWP Open to the Public, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.20.14

Haruki Murakami's next novel will be published in the U.S. in August; Chinese dissident author Yu Jie is having trouble finding a publisher; Electric Literature's 2014 Great Indie Press Preview; and other news.

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Algonkian Novel Retreat

Posted 4.22.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Sterling, VA
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The Algonkian Novel Retreat was held from September 17 to September 21 at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The conference offered workshops on novel writing, as well as readings, discussions, and a manuscript consultation. The faculty included fiction writers Robert Bausch and Michael Neff and agents Shannon O'Neill and Howard Yoon. The cost was $1,095, which included tuition, a private room, and some meals. Writers submitted no more than 500 words of fiction. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Algonkian Novel Retreat, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 443, Washington, D.C. 20006. (800) 250-8290. Michael Neff, Coordinator.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Seattle, WA
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The annual AWP Conference & Bookfair was held from February 26 to March 1 at the Sheraton Seattle and Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The conference offered over 500 panel discussions, readings, a bookfair, and meetings for writers, publishers, teachers, and arts administrators. The preregistration fees were $250 for nonmembers, $155 for members, $80 for spouses of full-paying participants, and $45 for students. The preregistration deadline was January 22. Onsite registration was available. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information about the 2015 conference.

Contact Information: 

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, George Mason University, Mail Stop 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4301.

Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conference

Posted 8.4.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Event Date: 
January 4, 2015

The 2015 Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference will be held from January 4 to January 10, 2015, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, readings, an open mike, and time to write. The faculty includes poet Carolyn Forché, fiction writer Benjamin Percy, creative nonfiction writer Nick Flynn, and editor Jeffrey Shotts of Graywolf Press. The cost of the conference is $1,550, which includes lodging and meals, or $1,150 for commuters, which includes meals. The fee for a one-on-one conference with a faculty member is $150. Registration is first come, first served, and must include a $450 deposit; workshops are limited to 13 participants each. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference, c/o Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. (386) 427-6975.


English and Bulgarian Scholarships

English and Bulgarian Scholarships

Ten scholarships, valued at approximately $1,600 each, to attend the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Sozopol, Bulgaria, are given annually to five fiction writers working in English and five working in Bulgarian. Tuition, room and board, and some travel expenses are included. Writers of any nationality are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit 10 to 20 pages of fiction, a biography, a statement of purpose, and a letter of reference (sent directly to Sozopol Fiction Seminars by the reference) by March 5. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

San Miguel Poetry Week

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
San Miguel de Allende,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The San Miguel Poetry Week was held from January 1 to January 6, 2013, at the Hotel Posada de Las Monjasin in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The program offered lectures, readings, and workshops in poetry. Faculty and guest readers included Jennifer Clement, Annie Finch, Elizabeth Rosner, Owen Sheers, and Joseph Stroud. Registration was $200 and tuition was $500; payment was made upon acceptance. The W.D. Snodgrass Fellowship, which grants a full tuition scholarship to the winner, was selected from accepted participants. To be considered for the fellowship, accepted applicants send their writing sample by December 1. To apply for the conference, writers submitted four copies of up to four pages of poetry with a $25 application fee by November 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

San Miguel Poetry Week, P.O. Box 171, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276. (212) 673-4221.

Summer Literary Seminars–Kenya

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Nairobi,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
E-mail: 
ann@sumlitsem.org

The 2012 Summer Literary Seminars–Kenya was held from December 8 to December 22 in Nairobi and on Lamu Island. The conference included readings, lectures, roundtable discussions, meetings with local artists and writers, tours of the country, and workshops in poetry and fiction. The faculty included poet Eileen Myles and fiction writers Arthur Flower, Billy Kahora, and Binyavanga Wainaina. The fee, not including airfare and accommodations, was $1,950. Writers submitted 10 to 15 pages of poetry or no more than 25 to 30 pages of prose and an application with $150 application fee by November 15. Visit the website for information about the forthcoming conference. 

Contact Information: 

Summer Literary Seminars–Kenya, English Department, LB 683.03, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal QC H3G 1M8, Canada. Ann Ward, Contact.

Unified Literary Contest

Unified Literary Contest

Three prizes, valued at $5,200 each, to attend the Summer Literary Seminars program in Lithuania or Kenya are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer. The prizes include airfare, accommodations, and tuition. The winning poet's and fiction writer's works are published in Fence and online in the Walrus. The winning creative nonfiction writer's work will be published in DIAGRAM. Eileen Myles will judge in poetry, Mary Gaitskill will judge in fiction, and Ander Monson will judge in creative nonfiction. Submit up to three poems of 10 pages, a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages, or an essay or memoir excerpt of up to 15 pages with a $17 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts–France

Posted 2.23.10

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Auvillar,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
2014-02-14
E-mail: 
vcca@vcca.com

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offered workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France, taught by Marilyn Kallet, was held from May 12 to May 19. The cost was $2,295, which included tuition, lodging, and some meals. Registration was first come, first served. There was a $500 nonrefundable registration fee. Scholarships were available; the deadline was February 14. Call or visit the website an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts–France, VCCA Abroad, 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521. (434) 946-7236.