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

  • Posted September 15, 2016
  • The Creativity Workshop

  • Creativity Workshops in New York, 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 September 15, 2016
  • 2017 Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
  • January 14-21, 2017;
  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Located on the coast of the picturesque Boca Ciega Bay, the Thirteenth Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise offers an intimate eight-day experience of workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, readings, book signings, and receptions with our award-winning faculty and guest speakers. This year’s faculty and guests include: 2013 Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, Lan Samantha Chang, Andre Dubus III, Denise Duhamel, Ann Hood, Major Jackson, Fabienne Josaphat, Laura Lippman, Peter Meinke, Stewart O’Nan, Les Standiford, Helen Wallace, Sterling Watson, David Yoo and more. We have over 20 fellowships and scholarships available, including 10 Sterling Watson MFA Fellowships for current and recent MFA students. Learn more at

  • Posted September 14, 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 September 08, 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.

  • 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.


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