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

  • Posted August 30, 2016
  • Bring Your Writing to the World

  • Writing is the labor that nourishes you. Crafting sentences, shaping phrases, revising and refining language for your audience—these efforts keep you up at night, or wake you at dawn. At Lesley University, you’ll find a community where you’ll be mentored and challenged by teaching writers who share your passion for literary art. Located in literary Cambridge, Massachusetts, our MFA in Creative Writing program is ranked the #4 low-residency MFA program by Poets and Writers. Here, you’ll realize your aspirations in the company of committed authors who, like you, are deeply engaged in their craft and readying their work for publication.

  • Posted August 17, 2016
  • Atlanta Writers Conference: Twice-Yearly Opportunity for Writers

  • Deadline: November 2, 2016
  • November 4-5, 2016;
  • Atlanta, GA
  • The twice-yearly Atlanta Writers Conference, held in May and November, features: 10-12 acquisition editors & literary agents who provide manuscript sample critiques and query letter critiques, respond to pitches, and headline Q&A panels; workshop on the craft/business of writing presented by a publishing industry professional; free presentations by experienced, successful authors; award ceremony with Best Manuscript Submission and Best Pitch certificates from the editors and agents; evening mixer for participants with the editors and agents. Past participants have earned major publishing deals and representation contracts. Past agents & editors consider it “the Cadillac of conferences.”

  • Posted August 15, 2016
  • The Creativity Workshop

  • Dates vary.
  • Locations vary.
  • Creativity Workshops in New York, Singapore, Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, and Iceland. "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 August 10, 2016
  • Writing at Western State Colorado University

  • Western State Colorado University offers a 25-month low-residency MFA and a 13-month low-residency MA and Certificate in Publishing. Academic concentrations are Genre Fiction, Screenwriting (Film & TV), and Poetry. All programs focus on craft and include both manuscript review and rigorous study of genre. Intensives take place each July in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and include attendance at our national conference, Writing the Rockies. Contact program director: Dr. David J. Rothman, . 970.943.2058.

  • Posted August 09, 2016
  • The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline

  • Students in Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs (CWP) are part of a series of outstanding programs in creative writing—undergraduate and graduate—in the heart of a dynamic and rich literary community. CWP students have at their fingertips not only the resources at Hamline—the only university in the United States with three fine arts programs in creative writing and an award-winning national literary magazine—but the cultural and literary bounty of the Twin Cities.


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