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Learn more about various writing conferences, workshops, festivals, residencies, and MFA programs in creative writing.

  • Posted May 13, 2015
  • HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers (PA)

  • Registration deadline: July 15, 2015
  • August 7-9, 2015;
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Three days of creative nonfiction goodness in a city rich in arts and culture, Lancaster, Pa. You’ve got to see our line-up. Dozens of break-out sessions led by scores of talented presenters, panels with publishing professionals and debut authors, social and networking events, and optional add-on craft and query workshops. Keynote: Lee Gutkind (Creative Nonfiction) and Jane Friedman (digital media expert/former Writer’s Digest publisher). We’re closer than you think: Lancaster is about 2.5 hours from NYC; 1 hour from Philadelphia; 90 mins from Baltimore/DC area. Amtrak station less than mile from conference center. Brought to you by Hippocampus Magazine. Save $20 using code NEWPAGES. conference.hippocampusmagazine.com

  • Posted May 11, 2015
  • Practice Your Craft along the St. Mary’s River

  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • July 12-18, 2015;
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2015. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants, or just write on the banks of the St. Mary’s River. July 12-18, 2015. College credit available. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/

  • Posted May 06, 2015
  • CUTTHROAT Online Writing Mentorship

  • Four Week One-On-One Mentorships in poetry, short story, memoir, essay, mixed genre, and flash fiction are $1000. Participant and mentor will Skype and/or email two sessions per week for four weeks. Participants will receive detailed feedback about their work. We offer Six Week Intensive Full Manuscript Evaluations in Poetry, Poetry-In-Translation, Memoir, Short Fiction, the Novel, Screenwriting, and Essay for $2000. Master writers include Beth Alvarado, Doug Anderson, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Joy Harjo, Lorian Hemingway, Linda Hogan, Richard Jackson, Patricia Spears Jones, Marilyn Kallett, William Luvaas, Darlin’ Neal, Meg Pokrass, Melissa Prichard, William Pitt Root, Patricia Smith, Pam Uschuk, and Donley Watt. 970-903-7914. www.cutthroatmag.com

  • Posted May 04, 2015
  • The Frost Place: Poetry Conferences at Robert Frost's Former Home

  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • June 21-25, July 12-18, August 2-8;
  • The Frost Place, Franconia, NH
  • The Frost Place’s Summer Poetry Programs offer many ways to immerse oneself in poetry at Robert Frost’s former home in the beautiful White Mountains of NH.
    Conference on Poetry and Teaching—June 21–25, 2015—Classroom teachers and highly skilled poet/teachers share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom. Both graduate credit and CEUs are available.
    Conference on Poetry—July 12–18, 2015—"an intensive poetry camp" with writers who are committed to the craft of writing poetry
    Poetry Seminar—August 2–8, 2015—small group setting, one-on-one faculty meetings, a dynamic and supportive environment. www.frostplace.org

  • Posted May 04, 2015
  • The Creativity Workshop

  • Dates vary.
  • Locations vary.
  • Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, Singapore, and Dublin. "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. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, 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. Learn how to stay inspired and overcome writers block.
  • Posted May 04, 2015
  • Psychopomp Magazine Summer Online Workshops - Fiction, Magical Realism

  • Registration deadline: May 15, 2015; August 7, 2015
  • Six-week Fiction Workshop (special price: $125) beginning on May 18th and Three-week Bending Genre & Form Workshop ($95) on August 10th. Instructor and peer critiques. Ongoing relationship with editors. Guaranteed one-on-one revision session up to two months after workshop. Topic based discussions on publishing, genre, professional development. More info about courses and instructors: psychopompmag.com/workshop

  • Posted May 01, 2015
  • Join A Vibrant Literary Community in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • Claim your voice in an inclusive community of writers and scholars at Mills College. Located in Oakland, California, Mills offers innovative MFA programs in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book art. You’ll work with outstanding faculty committed to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative. At Mills, you will grow as a reader, writer, and artist so you can publish your work, perform, teach, or join the dynamic publishing and editing world. Learn more about Mills College at www.mills.edu/english.

  • Posted May 01, 2015
  • Structure your summer writing with The Southeast Review's Writer's Regimen

  • Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • The Writer's Regimen is a month-long writing project for poets, essayists, and fiction writers who want a daily dose of inspiration. Participants receive thirty consecutive emails packed with writing prompts, reading-writing exercises, craft talks, riff words, daily podcasts, and inspiring quotes, PLUS a copy of a recent issue of The Southeast Review through snail mail and the opportunity to enter the Writer’s Regimen contest. The June Writer’s Regimen features craft talks from Wayne Harrison, Skip Horack, Sara Eliza Johnson, and Keetje Kuipers. All this for just $15! Learn more and sign up by June 1st at southeastreview.org/30-day-writers-regimen.

  • Posted April 30, 2015
  • Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshops

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • The Fine Arts Work Center offers inspiring year-round writing workshops. Work with renowned Summer Program Workshop Faculty to develop your craft within a supportive community of students, faculty, and staff. Our spectacular location at the tip of Cape Cod’s spiral is the perfect place to escape the routine of everyday life. Here is the time and space to concentrate on what truly matters—your creative work. 24PearlStreet Workshops offer an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized writers. Focus on doing your best work under the guidance of exceptional faculty, no matter where you are or what your schedule. fawc.org

  • Posted April 29, 2015
  • Writers in New York: NYU's Summer Program

  • Application/Registration Deadline: Rolling
  • May 26-June 18, 2015
  • New York City
  • Writers in New York offers students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction an opportunity to develop their craft while living the writer's life in Greenwich Village. Daily workshops and craft seminars are supplemented by readings and lectures by New York-based writers and publishing professionals. Faculty include Cris Beam, Matthew Rohrer, Darin Strauss, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Helen Schulman, Elissa Schappell, Rachel Zucker, and Joanna Yas (Director). Recent visiting writers and editors include Lydia Davis, Chad Harbach, A. M. Homes, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Sam Lipsyte, Eileen Myles, Ed Park, Dani Shapiro, and Wells Tower. The program offers eight undergraduate credits. All writers are welcome to apply. cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/summer

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