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Catapult Launches More Than Books


Catapult, a new literary venture that launched in September, is working to provide resources for writers at every stage of their career—from workshops to self-publishing platforms to traditionally published books—in an effort to create an online community that “conceptually mirrors the ecosystem in which writers and creatives exist right now.”

A Safe Space for Veteran Writers


Ron Capps’s Washington, D.C.–based Veterans Writing Project helps military veterans and their families begin to heal through writing workshops around the country.

The Human Library's Many Books


A Danish organization challenges library patrons worldwide to confront prejudices and change perspectives through conversations with “human books.”

The Way of the Workshop

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

September/October 2015

<p>Not all MFA workshops are created equal. Eight writers and teachers describe their individual approaches to workshop and the culture of the classroom, revealing a range of aesthetic and pedagogical principles that reaffirm the value of writers coming together to share their work and learn from one another.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

The Telling Room


The increasing success and growth of a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine,­ reflects the incredible importance of storytelling in the lives of youths.


Lambda's San Diego School Initiative


In the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program’s first district-wide partnership, Lambda Literary teams up with the second largest school district in California to bring LGBTQ books and authors to students.

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.

A Writer’s Comeback: How I Built My Own Literary Scene and Saved Myself

Online Only, posted 8.20.14

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.

Academic Alternatives: The DIY MFA

by Michael Bourne

The Practical Writer

September/October 2014

<p>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.</p>
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