Items Tagged With LGBT

Contemporary Poets to Read Now, Eileen Myles Inspires New Feminists, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.18.16

Hilary Mantel’s writing day; an interview with National Book Award winner Ha Jin; U. of Illinois launches massive open online course in Modern American poetry; and other news.

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Return of Serial Novels, Judy Blume Opens Bookstore, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.15.16

Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.

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National Bookmobile Day, Equine Library, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.13.16

Marianne Moore’s revival; first books after forty; a new Kindle for book fetishists; and other news. 

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The Deepest Place: A Profile of Adam Haslett

by Kevin Nance

Feature

Posted 4.13.16

Kevin Nance

In his brilliant and devastating new novel, Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett navigates an enormous darkness, allowing his readers to bear witness to the persistence of love in the face of mental illness.

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Art and Change Grants

Art and Change Grants

Project grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly by the Leeway Foundation to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are at least 18 years old and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a partner for the project. Submit a project description and budget with the required entry form by March 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction

Posted 1.21.15

Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Berlin,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction was held from May 21 to May 25 at COJE Berlin in the Neukölln district of Berlin, Germany. The event offered workshops and one-on-one intensives for fiction writers. The faculty included fiction writers Anyta Sunday and Alexandr Voinov. The cost of the conference was €599, which included tuition, lodging in a private cabin, and meals. The workshop was limited to eight participants; writers registered via e-mail by March 27. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction, CritShop Literary Services, Buerogemeinschaft ATP24, Am Treptower Park 24, 12435 Berlin, Germany. Anyta Sunday, CritShop Program Coordinator.

Oregon Literary Fellowships

Oregon Literary Fellowships
Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. One Women Writers Fellowship and one Writer of Color Fellowship of $3,000 each are also given annually. Submit three copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose with the required entry form by June 24. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Transformation Awards

Transformation Awards
Awards of $15,000 each are given annually to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. Writers who have lived for at least two years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties, who are at least 18 years of age, and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Writers may submit an application by May 15. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and invite selected poets and writers to submit work for the second stage of the application process. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.