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).

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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
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NC
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US

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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Dirt Being Dirt

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“The orchard was on fire, but that didn’t stop him from slowly / walking / straight into it, shirtless,” reads Carl Phillips from his poem “Dirt Being Dirt” in this video produced by Washington University in St. Louis where he is a professor. Phillips, author of fifteen books of poetry, most recently Pale Colors in a Tall Field (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020), is the recipient of the 2021 Jackson Poetry Prize.

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Poetry Prize

Red Wheelbarrow
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
July 31, 2021
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Red Wheelbarrow is given annually for a single poem. The winner will also receive 20 copies of a letterpress broadside of the winning poem, printed by Moving Parts Press. Mark Doty will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than one page each with a $15 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Kenyon Review Evening of Poetry and Song

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In this reading presented by the Kenyon Review, Shira Erlichman, Ross Gay, and Saeed Jones read poetry and present interdisciplinary work, as well as discuss their inspirations and writing processes in a discussion with the magazine’s editor Nicole Terez Dutton.

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Remembering Donald Hall

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“Great blue mountain! Ghost. / I look at you / from the porch of the farmhouse / where I watched you all summer / as a boy,” reads the late Donald Hall from his poem “Mount Kearsarge” in this 2018 PBS NewsHour video commemorating his death at the age of eighty-nine. For more Hall, read “Fleeting: In Memory of Donald Hall” by Christopher Locke.

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Motown Mic Finals

The Motown Mic spoken word competition came to an exciting conclusion with a grand finale virtual event on April 29 featuring five poets: Arrie Lane, Dizmantle, Keebie Mitchell, Kyle Mack, and Vizo. This annual poetry slam hosted by the Motown Museum in Detroit was open for submissions earlier this spring asking for pieces from poets that helped celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Motown legend Marvin Gaye’s record “What’s Going On.”

Interviews with all five poets can be found on their Instagram page, @motownmuseum. Each poet had the unique opportunity to work with performance coaches in the Motown Museum studio to record video and audio of their poetry performances to be aired for the grand finale. Former Motown Mic winner Mikhaella Norwood hosted a beautifully curated airing of the short films and performances from each poet of their submitted piece. At the end of the event, viewers were able to use a unique link to vote for their favorite poet.

On April 30, the 2021 Motown Mic spoken word artist of the year was announced via Instagram Live: Kyle Mack! Mack is a musician and rapper and his poem “Young America” is the first spoken word poem he’s ever written. The rhythmic piece reflects on what the city of Detroit means to him. In my next blog post, I’ll be interviewing Mack about his inspirations and what this victory means to him. Looking forward to it!

You can watch the grand finale event with an introduction from Smokey Robinson here:

Justin Rogers is the literary outreach coordinator for Poets & Writers in Detroit. Contact him at Detroit@pw.org or on Twitter, @Detroitpworg.

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
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The Writer’s Hotel Virtual Poetry Weekend 

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Poetry Weekend will be held online from June 10 to June 14. The conference features generative workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, and readings by faculty and as well as conference attendees. The faculty includes poets Diane Ackerman, Kim Addonizio, Peter Balakian, Samiya Bashir,  Ellen Bass, Sherwin Bitsui, Camille T. Dungy, Jorie Graham, Major Jackson, Kevin Larimer, Ada Limón, Thomas Lynch, Alexandra Oliver, Marge Piercy, Alberto Ríos, Tim Seibles, Jenny Xie, and conference directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
June 10, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
May 24, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 17, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writers Conferences, P.O. Box 472, Brunswick, ME 04011. Shanna McNair, Founder and Director.

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Online
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