Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
October 15, 2021
An award of approximately $62,500 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study outside of North America. Submit two copies of up to 40 pages of poetry or a published book and up to 20 pages of poetry by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

African Poetry Book Fund
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
October 1, 2021
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry by an African poet published in the previous year. Writers who were born in Africa, who are a national or a resident of an African country, or whose parents are African are eligible. Chris Abani will judge. Submit four copies (or unbound proofs) of a poetry collection of at least 48 pages published in 2021 by October 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for an entry form and complete guidelines.

Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference

The 26th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference was held online from August 9 to August 15. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, craft classes, and individual consultations with faculty members. Each workshop was limited to five or six participants. The faculty included poets Chen Chen, Eduardo C. Corral, Kathleen Graber, Tomás Q. Morín, and Patricia Smith; fiction writers Steve Almond, Andre Dubus III, William Giraldi, Ellen Lesser, and Bernice L.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
September 23, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference, 36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Ellen Lesser, Director. 

Ellen Lesser
Director
Contact City: 
Montpelier
Contact State: 
VT
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
05602
Country: 
US

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference was held online from August 6 to August 9. The conference featured evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscripts with poets, editors, and publishers. The faculty included poet Joan Houlihan and poets and editors Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books) and Ellen Doré Watson (Massachusetts Review). The cost of the session was $1,000. Using only the online application system, writers submitted three to four poems and a brief biography. There was no application fee. Applications were accepted on a rolling basis.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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yes
Event Date: 
September 23, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Concord Poetry Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742. (978) 897-0054. Joan Houlihan, Director

Joan Houlihan
Director
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Online
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Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

The 2021 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held online from August 5 to August 7. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mentoring sessions with faculty and a talk on trends in publishing. The faculty included poet Enzo Silon Surin, fiction writers Edith Maxwell, Nahid Rachlin, and Adam Reid Sexton, creative nonfiction writer Linda Joy Myers, and agent Tom Miller (Liza Dawson Associates). General registration was $80 and includes a yearlong membership to the Cape Cod Writers Center (registration was free for current members).

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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yes
Event Date: 
September 23, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, P.O. Box 408, Osterville, MA 02655.

Contact City: 
Online
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
02655
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Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference

The 32nd annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference was held online from August 5 to August 7. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations, open mics, and panels with agents. The faculty included poet Saretta Morgan; fiction writers Chris Dennis, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Lillian Li; and nonfiction writers Krys Malcolm Belc, Sam Krowchenko, and Suzanne Rivecca. Participating publishing professionals included agents Elise Capron (Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency) and Tricia Skinner (Fuse Literary).

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
September 23, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, P.O. Box 2087, Ft. Bragg, CA 95437. 

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Words as Weapons

8.17.21

In a preface to “After Cecilia Vicuña,” a poem from the collection Villainy, published in September by Nightboat Books, Andrea Abi-Karam includes a note on the Chilean poet and visual artist Cecilia Vicuña, who condemned General Augusto Pinochet and spoke out about how “the lies (the words, the language) of the Chilean dictatorship murdered & tortured thousands of people.” In the poem, Abi-Karam asks questions about the power of words and how to provoke change through a medium such as poetry that at times can feel devoid of consequence. “i ask questions like / … how to weaponize the poem words as weapons / give the poem teeth.” What questions would you ask yourself about the power of your own words? Write a poem that contemplates the impact you wish to make as a writer—the reasons, hesitations, desires, and conflicts that arise when you create.

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 20th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival will be held online and in person in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, from October 14 to October 17. The festival features readings, panels, and special events. Participants include poets Joshua Brandon Bennett, Dan Chiasson, Chard deNiord, Peter Filkins, Alexandria Hall, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Tim Mayo, Jennifer Militello, Deborah Paredez, Elizabeth A. I.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
October 14, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Brattleboro Literary Festival, P.O. Box 1116, Brattleboro, VT 05302. (802) 365-7673. Sandy Rouse, Contact.

Sandy Rouse
Contact
Contact City: 
Brattleboro
Contact State: 
VT
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
05302
Country: 
US
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Green Mountain Writers Conference

The 23rd annual Green Mountain Writers Conference was held from August 2 to August 6 at the historic Brandon Inn in Brandon, Vermont, a walkable Vermont village. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as discussions, one-on-one consultations, and readings. The faculty included 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?: 
yes
Event Date: 
September 23, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
September 23, 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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Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

The 40th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference was held from August 1 to August 6 on the main campus of Napa Valley College, in Napa, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft lectures, panels, and evening readings with wine receptions. The faculty included poets Victoria Chang, Brenda Hillman, Brian Teare, and Matthew Zapruder; fiction writers Charles Baxter, Lan Samantha Chang, Joan Silber, and ZZ Packer; and poet and translator Robert Hass.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
September 23, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
September 23, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558.

Contact City: 
Napa
Contact State: 
CA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
94558
Country: 
US

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