Hambidge Creative Residency Program

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Residents are provided with a private cottage with a bedroom, studio space, kitchen, and bathroom. The cost of the residency is $250 per week, which includes some meals. Scholarships are available.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 18, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Hambidge Creative Residency Program, P.O. Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. (706) 746-7324. Christine Jason, Operations Manager. 

Christine Jason
Operations Manager
Contact City: 
Rabun Gap
Contact State: 
GA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
30568
Country: 
US

MacDowell

MacDowell offers residencies of up to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room, work space, and all meals. Travel aid and personal expense grants are available based on need.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
May 18, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

MacDowell Colony, 100 High Street, Peterborough, NH 03458. (603) 924-3886. 

Contact City: 
Peterborough
Contact State: 
NH
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
03458
Country: 
US

Southampton Writers Conference

The 46th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held online from July 14 to July 18. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, lectures, and an agent panel. The faculty includes poets Billy Collins and Major Jackson; fiction writers Julia Phillips, Paul Tremblay, and Frederic Tuten; nonfiction writer Roger Rosenblatt; and fiction and nonfiction writers Melissa Bank and Matthew Klam. The cost to attend the full conference, including workshops, is $950; the cost to attend the lecture series is $150.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
July 14, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
July 1, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Southampton Writers Conference, Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968. (631) 632-5007. Christian McLean, Contact. 

Christian McLean
Contact
Contact City: 
Online

Get Lit! Festival

The 2021 Get Lit! Festival was held online from April 12 to April 18. The festival featured readings, craft classes, panel discussions, cocktail hours, and an annual Pie & Whiskey event for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Participating writers included poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil; fiction writers Esi Edugyan, R. O. Kwon, and Jess Walter; and nonfiction writer Robin Wall Kimmerer. Most events were free; select events, including craft classes and cocktail events, started at $25 and required advance registration. Visit the website for more information.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
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yes
Event Date: 
May 18, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Get Lit! Festival, Get Lit! Programs,  668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 258, Spokane, WA 99202. Kate Peterson, Director.

Kate Peterson
Director
Contact City: 
Online

Writers Speak Wednesday With Elizabeth McCracken

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“It was sodden daylight. The rain had stopped, but she could hear water dripping off things.” In this Stony Brook University virtual event, Elizabeth McCracken reads from her new story collection, The Souvenir Museum (Ecco, 2021), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Index of Experience

4.14.21

Amy Gerstler’s book of poems Index of Women, published last week by Penguin Books, depicts experiences of womanhood through a number of forms and perspectives, including a dramatic monologue from an aging opera singer, an ode to a head of lettuce, and prose poems recounting personal memories. The second poem in the collection, “Virginity,” builds an atmosphere around the experience of having sex for the first time, without ever naming the act itself. Through subtle details that hark back to adolescence—“passing notes rather than speaking” and “reading secret magazines a cousin stuffed / into the bottom of his sleeping bag”—Gerstler avoids cliché and develops the speaker’s voice using the oft-mythologized moment of losing one’s virginity, offering instead a sense of the speaker’s life that isn’t defined by sex. Write a series of scenes that study a character experiencing a key life moment without ever explicitly naming the experience itself. What is revealed or emphasized by gesturing to details that surround the experience?

Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers

The 34th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers will be held from July 12 to July 18 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. In the event that the workshop cannot safely convene in person, the gathering will pivot to a virtual event; any decision to move the event online will be announced no later than May 1. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions, craft talks, and readings. The theme for the 2021 conference is “Resilience” and features a keynote from nonfiction writer Craig Childs.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
July 12, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers, P.O. Box 38, Enterprise, OR 97828. (541) 426-3623. 

Contact City: 
Wallowa Lake
Contact State: 
OR
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
97828
Country: 
US

Green Mountain Writers Conference

The 23rd annual Green Mountain Writers Conference will be held from August 2 to August 6 at the historic Brandon Inn in Brandon, Vermont, a walkable Vermont village. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as discussions, one-on-one consultations, and readings. The faculty includes poets Justen Ahren, Joan Aleshire, and Verandah Porche; fiction writers Jensen Beach, Elizabeth Inness-Brown, and Stephen P. Kiernan; creative nonfiction writer Chuck Clarino; and poet and nonfiction writer Yvonne Daley.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
August 2, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 18, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Green Mountain Writers Conference, 47 Hazel Street, Rutland, VT 05701. (802) 236-6133. Yvonne Daley, Director.

Yvonne Daley
Director
Contact City: 
Brandon
Contact State: 
VT
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
05701
Country: 
US
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