“I only write about the things that haunt me in some way.” —Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies
Alex Torres reflects on the literary legacy of his beloved partner, Anthony Veasna So, the author of the debut story collection Afterparties, who died in December 2020.
The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 6 to June 12 and from June 13 to June 19 at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) campus in downtown Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference featured weeklong seminars with daily workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and readings. The faculty included poets Amelia Martens, Adrian Matejka, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Britton Shurley, and Keith Taylor; and fiction writers Tia Clark, John T.
Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference, 7 East Pasture Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535. (954) 242-2903. Alexander Weinstein, Director.
The 2021 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 25 to July 29 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference also offered virtual enrollment for remote participants. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, and daily excursions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty included poets Susan Browne and Joseph Millar; fiction writers Karen Joy Fowler, Lisa Fugard, Elizabeth McKenzie, and Josip Novakovich; and creative nonfiction writers Charles Hood and Dan White.
Catamaran Writing Conference, Catamaran, 1050 River Street, Studio 118, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Photo Credit: Brad Sharek
The 2021 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops was held from July 22 to July 25 at Appalachian State University in Boone. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty included poet Kathryn Kirkpatrick; fiction writer Mark Powell; and nonfiction writer Zackary Vernon. The cost of the conference was $725 ($675 for NCWN members), which included tuition and shared lodging; the cost for commuters was $575 ($425 for NCWN members).
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.