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

  • Posted January 19, 2017
  • The Creativity Workshop

  • Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, Iceland, and 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. 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 January 19, 2017
  • Chesapeake Writers' Conference: Write Your Story, Find Your Champions

  • Deadline: Rolling Admissions
  • June 18, 2017-June 24, 2017;
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2017. 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. New this year: workshop exclusively for teachers, which will include graduate credit. June 18-24, 2017. College credit available. Rolling admissions.

  • Posted January 11, 2017
  • Shanti Arts - Art, Nature, Spirit - Online Workshops

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Shanti Arts Publishing, home of Still Point Arts Quarterly, offers online workshops on topics related to literary arts, visual arts, creativity and spirituality. Instructors are accomplished artists and writers from around the country with a strong interest in teaching, supporting, and mentoring those interested in growing and learning. Upcoming workshops: (1) Words & Images: Ekphrastic Writing, with poet and essayist Naomi Beth Wakan, February 6 to March 5, 2017, $160. (2) Experiments in Abstract and Impressionistic Photography, with photographer Susan Ruach, March 6 to April 16, 2017, $190. More information and registration at

  • Posted January 05, 2017
  • Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University: Write Next to the Beach!

  • The MFA at Florida Atlantic University, a fully funded program, is home to a lively literary community. In addition to workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, students can take courses in literary translation, book arts, and creative writing pedagogy. Students can receive course credit for internships as well as work on our brand-new literary journal, Swamp Ape Review. Stipends are available for both conference travel and summer travel.  Our Off the Page reading series and the Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence program bring nationally known writers to the FAU campus. Faculty: Becka Mara McKay (Director), A. Papatya Bucak, Andrew Furman, Susan Mitchell, Kate Schmitt, Jason Schwartz, Mark Scroggins.

  • Posted January 02, 2017
  • Find Your Audience

  • Applications accepted year-round.
  • It starts in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a world literary capital—during 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. Through Lesley University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, ranked #4 by Poets & Writers, you’ll work one-on-one with groundbreaking authors, developing your own writing, studying craft technique, and reading widely in your genre. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your WORK before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world.


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