Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story, leads a literary tour of San Francisco, a city of rollicking rogues and home of the Beats.
The 2020 AWP Conference and Book Fair was held from March 4 to March 7 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The conference featured more than 550 events, panel discussions, and readings; and a book fair. The keynote speaker was fiction writer Helena María Viramontes. The cost of the conference was $320 for nonmembers, $220 for members, and $70 for students. Lodging was available at the conference hotel for discounted rates. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and Book Fair, 5700 Rivertech Court, Suite 225, Riverdale Park, MD 20737. (240) 696-8273.
On April 14 hundreds of scholars gathered in the Millennium Hall of the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia for the second day of the thirty-fourth annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America, a nonprofit, academic organization devoted to the study of William Shakespeare and his plays and poems.
The 16th annual Paris Writers Workshop wrapped up on July 5 after a week-long schedule of workshops, lectures, readings, and walking tours.
On February 2, over 170 writers, editors, agents, and publishers from five continents attended a two-day writers conference in Geneva, Switzerland—an intensive weekend of workshops, readings, panel discussions, and networking.
The term “creative communities” often evokes sequestered environments at far-flung artists’ colonies or graduate school MFA programs. This traditional notion was challenged, expanded, redefined, and reinvented during "The Future of Creativity" symposium in Chicago.
The nation’s oldest academic center dedicated to preserving Black poetry celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary.
Twenty-two writers, including Alexander Chee and Rebecca Makkai, offer their personal take on the best retreats for productivity, motivation, networking, and more.
The annual twelve-day conference at the University of the South, featuring workshops, craft lectures, and a historic community of writers, turns thirty.
From independent bookstores such as McNally Jackson Books in SoHo to long-time forums such as the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church on the Lower East Side, T Cooper, author, most recently, of The Beaufort Diaries, visits his favorite places to research, revise, and read in New York City.