Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story, leads a literary tour of San Francisco, a city of rollicking rogues and home of the Beats.
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The writing workshop model presents a certain degree of risk—sharing artistic work inherently involves becoming vulnerable to critique and potential emotional fallout. Perhaps none experience this risk more than creative nonfiction writers, whose memoirs and essays are often deeply personal. Here, two writing workshop facilitators offer a set of guidelines for developing a safe, respectful workshop environment.
Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the Just Buffalo Literary Center offers workshops, youth programs, events, an international authors series, and an unmatched literary community in western New York.
With the goal of facilitating “global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry,” the Kent, Ohio–based Wick Poetry Center is expanding its programming and bringing poetry to a wider audience.
Goodreads hits 50 million reviews; how poetry teaches kids to love reading; the Bible to become Tennessee’s official state book; and other news.
The Bridge, an online forum launched by the literary nonprofit Brooklyn Poets, fosters connections between emerging and established writers, and provides a student-mentor alternative to the traditional MFA program.
For those considering a graduate program in writing but who may not feel the MFA is right for them, an author and teacher offers five practical reasons to consider a Master of Arts degree as an alternative.
The increasing success and growth of a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, reflects the incredible importance of storytelling in the lives of youths.
Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.
From Julia Fierro’s Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in Brooklyn to Edan Lepucki’s Writing Workshops Los Angeles, writers across the country are launching their own community-based workshops as a viable alternative to the traditional writing path.