North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The 2021 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops will be held from July 22 to July 25 at Appalachian State University in Boone. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes poet Kathryn Kirkpatrick; fiction writer Mark Powell; and nonfiction writer Zackary Vernon. The cost of the conference is $725 ($675 for NCWN members), which includes tuition and shared lodging; the cost for commuters is $575 ($425 for NCWN members).

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
July 22, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
July 22, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops, Attn: SW21 Registration, P.O. Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. (336) 293-8844. Ed Southern, Contact. 

Ed Southern
Contact
Contact City: 
Greenville
Contact State: 
NC
Country: 
US

Biographers International Organization Conference

The 2021 Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference was held online from May 14 to May 16. The conference featured panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussion of the topics of interviewing, writing about writers, and obituary writing. The faculty included biographers Blake Bailey, Kai Bird, David W. Blight, and Claudia Dreifus. Biographer David Levering Lewis delivered the keynote address. The cost of the conference was $99 ($49 for BIO members). Registration was rolling through May 16. Visit the website for more information.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 17, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Biographers International Organization Conference, Biographers International Organization, P. O. Box 33020, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Michael Gately, Executive Director.

Contact City: 
Online

Longleaf Writers Conference

The seventh annual Longleaf Writers Conference was held from May 10 to May 17 at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference featured workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire readings, and one-on-one consultations with agents for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty included poets Rose McLarney, Seth Brady Tucker, and Adam Vines, and fiction writers Julianna Baggott and Matt Bondurant.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 17, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Longleaf Writers Conference, 168 Smolian Circle, Seaside, FL 32459. Seth Tucker, Executive Director.

Seth Tucker
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Santa Rose Beach
Contact State: 
FL
Country: 
US
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Atlanta Writers Conference

The 2021 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, was held online and by phone from May 7 to May 9. The conference featured presentations on publishing, including a workshop offering critiques of book titles, book jackets, and jacket copy, as well as agent and editor pitch sessions, manuscript critiques, and query letter critiques conducted by phone for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 17, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Atlanta Writers Conference, 8080 Jett Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30350. George Weinstein, Conference Director.

George Weinstein
Conference Director
Contact City: 
Online
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
30354

Voices

5.13.21

“Is it the timbre of the voice, the poetry of the words?” writes Alessandra Lynch about becoming transfixed while watching Samuel Beckett’s play “That Time” in a piece for Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Books. In the lyric essay, Lynch tracks the emotional experiences of reading the works of her favorite writers aloud, quoting and discussing passages from the texts. This week, list writers whose works make you want to read them out loud and reflect on what emotions their words bring up for you. Construct an essay inspired by their works and consider how their words “gather and hold” you.

Summer Book Report

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In this CBS Sunday Morning video, Washington Post book critic Ron Charles gives his book report on new recommendations for the summer, including Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel, Gold Diggers (Penguin Press, 2021), Great Circle (Knopf, 2021) by Maggie Shipstead, and The Man Who Lived Underground (Library of America, 2021) by the late Richard Wright, which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Florida State University

PhD Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 01/15/2022
Application Fee: 
$30
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Florida State University

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 01/15/2022
Application Fee: 
$30
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Event Horizon Crete

Event Horizon offers residencies of up to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on five acres of olive groves in Crete, Greece. Residents are provided with lodging on site or in nearby affiliate housing, as well as work space. Residents will have access to nearby beaches and towns, including Fourni Village, Neapolis, and Mirabello Bay. Residents are encouraged to give a virtual talk or write an article and share their work on social media during the residency. Lodging ranges from €25 to €45 per night.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 17, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Event Horizon, Fourni Village, Lasithi, 72400, Crete, Greece. Julienne Dolphin Wilding, Director. 

Julienne Dolphin Wilding
Contact City: 
Crete
Country: 
GR
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Event Horizon

Wordplay

The 2021 Wordplay festival was held online from May 2 to May 8. The festival featured three sessions each day: a morning session of programming for children and young adults, an afternoon session on international literature and writing in translation, and an evening session featuring conversations with poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. Participating writers included fiction writers Yaa Gyasi, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Dean Koontz. The festival was free and open to the public, with add-ons such as facilitated discussions for select events available starting at $35.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 17, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Wordplay, Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Steph Opitz, Festival Director.

Steph Opitz
Festival Director
Contact City: 
Online
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
55415

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