Creative Writing Programs, Writing Conferences, and Festivals
Posted July 24, 2014
The Creativity Workshop
Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona,
Prague, Singapore. "I wrote my first published memoir because of this class.
The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our
unique creativity." Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my
Back and Professor, SDSU, CA. In The Creativity Workshop we use many
different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay,
poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free
writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir
and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography.
Posted July 17, 2014
2014 Other Words Literary Conference
November 6-8, 2014, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
Theme: Writing and Protest: Civil Rights, and the Rights for All
The city of St. Augustine will be holding events throughout the year, remembering its role in the Voting Rights Act signed 50 years ago. Our conference theme is about politics and writing broadly defined. However we entertain all ideas. The conference will feature panels, readings, a book fair, and a special exhibit created by Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes. For details on registration and other matters, please see www.floridarts.org.
Posted July 10, 2014
Get Your Story Submission Ready - Edits From Experts
Online registration deadline: August 15, 2014
Get your stories submission-ready by enrolling in our online
summer workshop. Editors from theNewerYork, Juked,
Joyland, and Riverteeth are all participating in
our August workshop, which pairs writers with experts in the field.
Registration provides all writers with an editorial letter from one
of our experienced instructors, outlining specific suggestions and
developmental edits that will elevate your story to the next level.
Find out what an editor really thinks of your work. Get your work in
front of the people who make decisions! Edits, feedback, and more!
Windsor International Writers Conference,
November 13th-16th, 2014
Registration deadline: Rolling
Join us for "Writing Across Boundaries," a fun-filled intense learning experience for published authors and beginners alike! Schmooze with fellow writers and agents. Explore writing techniques for many genres including screenplay, poetry and journalism. Learn the how to's of getting published; morals in writing; incorporating minorities. Featuring Nino Ricci, Naomi Ragen,
W. Bruce Cameron, Elliot Grove, Michael Greyeyes, Ron Silliman, Gordon Kirkland, Tracy Beckerman, Rick Sykes and many more! Pre-conference Intensive Roundtables with agents and editors. Earlybird registration
fee extended to September 1st. Contests! Surprises! For more information go to
Posted July 3, 2014
Anhinga Press 40th Anniversary Celebration & Poetry Festival
October 9-11, 2014, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida
Anhinga Press has been publishing fine poetry for 40 years—a significant achievement for a small, independent, nonprofit poetry press. To celebrate, we are hosting two days and three nights of panel discussions, presentations, and poetry readings by more than 25 Anhinga poets, including David K. Kirby, Diane Wakoski, Erika Meitner, Frank Gaspar, Lola Haskins, Don Morrill, Sylvia Curbelo,
Earl S. Braggs, and Jeff Gundy. Register before August 1 and save $40.
Learn more about the poets, the program, and the venue at
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