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  • Posted October 14, 2021
  • Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference

  • Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021
    Event Dates: November 13–14, 2021
    Location: Virtual
    Join us on November 13th and 14th for the Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference! The online two-day conference features writing workshops and craft talks for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, children’s book authors, and young adult novelists. Some of this year's faculty include Jose Hernandez Diaz, Laekan Zea Kemp, Megan Harlan, and Jakob Guanzon. The keynote will be given by Anna Qu, author of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. Conference registration is $80 ($50 for students) now through November 12th. Please visit the website for more information.

  • Posted October 06, 2021
  • The Forge Writing Program: 10 Months to Writing Mastery

  • Deadline: December 31, 2021
    Event Dates: January – October
    Event Location: Virtual
    At The Forge, we'll give you the creative writing tools & training to light a fire under your writing, at a much lower cost than a traditional MFA program. You bring the fire—your love of creative writing—and we’ll help shape you into the writer you want to be: confident, keen, and committed to a writing community. In biweekly meetings and through individual mentorships, we'll stock you with craft know-how, revision skills, and writerly habits so you can forge your literary dream. We got our MFAs so you don't have to. Learn more: Get in touch: .

  • Posted October 04, 2021
  • Free Guides and Professional Advice from Seasoned Publishers

  • Deadline: Rolling
    Created by Exisle Publishing (established in 1991), Exisle Academy exists to help aspiring authors develop their books with an eye to traditional publication. Check out our free guides for authors of nonfiction books, memoirs, and books for children, and work with our editors to discover how to overcome impediments to publication, market your book, and succeed holistically as an author.

  • Posted September 24, 2021
  • 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
    Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
    Event Location: Virtual
    18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit Apply to attend a workshop by November 15.


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