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

  • Posted January 30, 2015
  • Write from the Heartland

  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • Ashland University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is a low-residency program, designed to help writers develop more deeply in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, with a long-term goal of a book publication. A cross-genre option is available. Strengthen your craft and love of literature. Develop your literary skills in a community of writers who work collectively and individually toward the full potential of their art. We offer students the option of completing our annual 14-day summer residency in Ohio or Paris. The 2015 Visiting Writers include: Patricia Henley, EJ Levy, Lee Martin, Celeste Ng, and Patricia Smith.

  • Posted January 28, 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.

  • Posted January 27, 2015
  • Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program 2015

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors, and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more. In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation, and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program.

  • Posted January 01, 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.

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