Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

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Event Date: 
June 21, 2021
Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2021
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The 2021 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held online from June 21 to June 26. The conference features workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript consultations for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Jennifer Elise Foerster and John Murillo, fiction writer Danielle Evans, and creative nonfiction writers Faith Adiele and J. Drew Lanham. The 2021 Distinguished Visiting Writer is poet Nikky Finney. The cost of the conference, which includes a five-day workshop, is $500 through April 1 and $575 thereafter. Half-hour manuscript consultations are available for an additional $60. An auditor option, which includes all conference events except a workshop, is available for $100. Workshops are limited to 12 participants; registration is first come, first served. Using only the online application system, submit 5 to 10 pages of poetry or 10 to 20 pages of prose by May 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact Bemidji State University’s Accessibility Services office at (218) 755-3883 or accessibility@bemidjistate.edu for accessibility details.

Contact Information

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE #4, Bemidji, MN 56601. (218) 755-2068. Mathew Hawthorne, Conference Coordinator.