NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.

NewPages Classifieds
— Workshops, Conferences & Programs —

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

  • Posted February 20, 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. www.creativityworkshop.com.

  • Posted February 20, 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. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/

  • Posted February 13, 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) Experiments in Abstract and Impressionistic Photography, with photographer Susan Ruach, March 6 to April 16, 2017, $190. (2) Writing Place: Landscape, People, and the Natural World, with writer Linda Buckmaster, March 27 to April 30, 2017, $175. More information and registration at www.shantiarts.com/workshops.

  • Posted February 06, 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. www.fau.edu/english/mfa/

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • All Write Now! Annual Writers' Conference 2017

  • Registration Deadline: June 26, 2017
  • July 15-16, 2017;
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • All Write Now! Writers’ Conference 2017 July 15th (conference), July 16th (Master Classes), Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Illustrator’s Contest & Master Classes have been added to an already quality-packed writers’ experience! Visit www.allwritenowmo.wix.com/allwritenow to see how AWN! 2017 can make you a better writer, inspire your next masterpiece, or connect you with an agent or publisher to help further your writing goals. Join us for workshops, pitches, networking, contests, or critiques while having a fabulous time along the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” –Mark Twain

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Creative Writers, Creating a Literary Community

  • Manhattanville College’s MFA program is a unique, creatively nourishing literary community just 30 minutes outside New York City, with competitive tuition and affordable on-campus housing options. Our faculty are authors who will help you transform your writing; our alumni keep coming back for more. Want to check us out? Come to Manhattanville College’s 32nd Summer Writers Week, June 19-23. Workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and writing for young adults. Joseph O’Neill is our keynote. Panels on graphic novels, arts in social justice, manuscript preparation, and more. Learn about us at Mvillemfa.com or send inquiries to MFA Director Lori Soderlind at .

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Find Your Community with the North Carolina Writers' Network

  • After graduation, how will you find community? The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves writers of all types. We provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, and support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina. NCWN believes writing is necessary both for self-expression and a healthy community, that well-written words connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing and reading should be available to everyone. Join us with Promo Code: NCWNAWP. www.ncwriters.org

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Learn About Johns Hopkins MA in Writing Program

  • Whether writing is your passion or your profession, acquire or enhance your writing craft skills and career potential with a Master of Arts in Writing, Science Writing, or Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Through over 20 years of success in helping writers achieve an array of creative and professional goals, a part-time MA offered at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Advanced Academic Programs will challenge, cultivate, and expand your knowledge. The MA in Writing offers numerous courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more at our Washington D.C. Center, or on our main Homewood Campus in Baltimore. The varied Science Writing and Teaching Writing courses are all offered online. advanced.jhu.edu

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • MA in Creative Writing and Literature, Kansas State University

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Master's students in Creative Writing at Kansas State University work with award-winning faculty in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction and prepare for careers in writing, teaching, and editing. Recent graduates have won the AWP Intro Journals Project and the Wick Poetry Prize, entered top MFA programs, and published in prestigious journals. Students have the opportunity to work on Touchstone literary magazine, teach in our Young Writers' Workshop, and take courses in children's literature. Recent guests in our Visiting Writers Series include Lauren Groff, Ross Gay, and Roxane Gay. Deadline for fall admission: August 1; GTA applications encouraged earlier. Visit www.k-state.edu/english/.

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • MA in Creative Writing at Eastern Michigan University

  • Distinguished as one of the only interdisciplinary programs for creative writing in the country, we provide a rich space for exploring the relationships between poetry and poetics, experimental prose, cultural translation, community service, pedagogy, and contemporary arts. The MA emphasizes the importance of aesthetic risk and social application, while offering opportunities for writers to explore multiple arts and mixed genres, sound and performance, digital technologies and new media, as well as community-based and collaborative projects, innovative curating, and alternative publishing. Visit: www.emich.edu/english/programs/creative-writing/ Faculty: Rob Halpern, Carla Harryman, Christine Hume, Matthew Kirkpatrick.

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • MA in Writing at Coastal Carolina University

  • Application Deadline: May 15 and November 15
  • A two-year program near Myrtle Beach that offers extensive study in creative writing plus coursework in composition and rhetoric, linguistics, literature, and professional and technical writing. We provide project-based learning supported by an academic press, an acclaimed literary journal, and opportunities to teach college composition classes. Graduates are prepared for a variety of professional opportunities and for continued study in MFA or PhD programs. Qualified applicants may be awarded graduate assistantships that cover the full cost of tuition. Application deadline: May 15 for fall enrollment, November 15 for spring enrollment. More info: coastal.edu/english/writing.

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Register for the 2017 David R. Collins Writers' Conference

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 15, 2017
  • June 22-24, 2017;
  • St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
  • The Conference will be held at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA June 22-24. Faculty includes Joe Blair, Anaïs Duplan, Abby Saul, Kali Van Baale, and Rachel Yoder, all leading three-day workshops. Plus pitch and critique opportunities, readings, and more! As a special edition, MWC will host a special guest keynote event at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA on June 22. Register at www.mwcqc.org before June 15th for the early bird discount. Full registration starts at $220 plus registration fee, which includes the concluding lunch and admission to the keynote meet and greet on June 22.

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Rivendell Writers' Colony Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Residencies

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Fostering a community of writers and readers who embrace the life of the book, Rivendell, nestled in the Tennessee woods, provides a deep sense of place and the opportunity to be inspired. We welcome writers of all genres to join us for a two- or four-week residency. Each new applicant will be considered for one of our fellowships. We also offer mini-residencies—between 3-12 days—for those individuals whose schedules don't allow for a full residency. No application is required for a mini-residency. Please visit us at rivendellwriterscolony.org to learn more. Accepting applications for 2017 now.

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Writers in New York: NYU's Undergraduate Summer Program

  • May 22-June 15;
  • 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. Field trips, cultural activities, readings, and guest lectures constitute an integral component of the program. Faculty include John Murillo, Elissa Schappell, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Rachel Zucker. Recent visiting writers include Lydia Davis, Geoff Dyer, Matthea Harvey, A. M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Eileen Myles. cwp.as.nyu.edu

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Reinhardt University Etowah Valley Low-Residency MFA

  • Application Deadline: April 1
  • Richard Blanco is the keynote speaker at Reinhardt University’s Etowah Valley Low-Residency MFA in July 2017. We emphasize “Story and Place in the New South,” especially writing about place, regional and environmental. In the multicultural New South north of Atlanta, this means rural and urban, Appalachian and African-American, Latino and Asian. We offer Fiction, CNF, Poetry, and Scriptwriting. We house The James Dickey Review and the radio program “Melodically Challenged.” Core faculty includes Stephen Corey, William Wright, Bill Walsh, Raymond Atkins, Michael Morris, Anne Corbitt, Anjali Enjeti, Karen Salyer McElmurray, screenwriter Michael Lucker, playwright Scott Wilkerson. Go to www.reinhardt.edu/mfa-cw.

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • 4-Day Creative Writing Seminar for Helping Professionals

  • For 25 years, the University of Iowa, School of Social Work has offered a 4 day creative writing seminar for helping professionals. Held on the UI campus, the seminar combines the teaching of writing skills with speakers who use writing in their professional practice with a variety of populations. July 21-24, 2017.  clas.uiowa.edu/socialwork

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Begin the Next Chapter in Your Creative Life

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • July 15-22, 2017;
  • Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
  • Saint Leo University’s Master of Arts in Creative Writing gives aspiring fiction writers, essayists, memoirists, and poets the tools to begin a new phase of their creative life as a professional writer. We offer one-on-one mentoring with published authors, using an individually designed program of study. We are also the only graduate creative writing program with an optional track of study in war literature and writing by and for veterans. www.saintleo.edu/academics/graduate/creative-writing.aspx

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • Image Text MFA at Ithaca College

  • Priority Scholarship Deadline: February 1 (annual)
  • The Ithaca College low-residency Image Text MFA is a unique terminal degree program focused on the intersection of writing and photography. Students in our exploratory, flexible, and innovative twenty-five month program will work directly with faculty and visiting artists during three annual month-long summer sessions in Ithaca, New York and during two annual week-long winter sessions in our New York, Los Angeles, or London centers.  During the fall and spring academic terms, students will pursue independent study in close consultation with their faculty advisors. www.ithaca.edu/gradprograms/image-text/

  • Posted February 01, 2017
  • The MFA in Creative Writing at Arizona State University

  • The ASU MFA in Creative Writing is, and has always been, an unswervingly student-first program. Through small classes, intimate workshops, and one-to-one mentoring, the centuries-old apprenticeship model thrives within the New American University. The program is distinguished by an outstanding faculty that has garnered national and international attention, and it is consistently ranked among the “top-tier” three-year programs in poetry and in fiction. In concert with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of international writing and teaching fellowships. english.clas.asu.edu/admission/graduate-admission/master-fine-arts-creative-writing

  • Posted February 01, 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. lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program

  • Posted January 25, 2017
  • Writefest: A Festival for Emerging Writers

  • Workshop Registration Deadline: February 26, 2017
  • March 6-12th, 2017;
  • Silver Street Studios, Houston, TX
  • Writefest is a week-long writers festival taking place March 6-12th, 2017 in Houston, TX. It is hosted by Writespace, Houston's grassroots nonprofit literary arts center. Writefest features a series of Monday-Thursday workshops in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Speculative Fiction, and Poetry. It culminates in a weekend of panels and presentations by national writers and literary journal editors, a Literary Journal Fair, and readings by nationally-recognized authors. This year’s keynote speakers are Ken Liu and Kelly Luce. The 2017 festival is funded by grants from the City of Houston and Houston Arts Alliance. Find out more at www.writefesthouston.com.

newpages-footer-logo

We welcome any/all Feedback.