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The Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference was held from August 12 to August 16 at the Boar’s Head Inn just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The conference offered workshops, craft lectures, readings, and panels for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty included poet Brian Turner, fiction writer Bret Anthony Johnston, and nonfiction writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. The cost of the conference was $950 ($800 for auditors), which included tuition and some meals. Using the online submission system, writers submitted four to seven poems totaling no more than 15 pages, or up to 20 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction (including a project summary for an excerpt from a longer work), and a short bio by June 30. A limited number of scholarships worth $350 each were available; writers applied by June 15. Lodging was available at the Boar’s Head Inn for $185 a night; writers reserved rooms by June 28. Visit the website for more information.
Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference, 5 Boar’s Head Lane, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22904. (434) 243-4995. Allison Wright, Coordinator.