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

  • Posted May 03, 2016
  • Join A Vibrant Literary Community in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • Claim your voice in an inclusive community of writers and scholars at Mills College. Located in Oakland, California, Mills offers innovative MFA programs in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book art. You’ll work with outstanding faculty committed to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative. At Mills, you will grow as a reader, writer, and, artist so you can publish your work, perform, teach, or join the dynamic publishing and editing world. Learn more about Mills College at www.mills.edu/english.

  • Posted May 02, 2016
  • Writers in New York: NYU's Summer Writing Program

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • May 23-June 16;
  • New York, NY
  • 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.fas.nyu.edu/page/summer

  • Posted April 26, 2016
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello Online MFA Program

  • Deadline: November 1, 2016
  • The University of Arkansas at Monticello's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is designed to help poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers develop their craft through exposure to literature and working with established mentors in small classes. Students complete 18 hours of electives, 18 hours of workshop, and 12 hours of working one-on-one with a thesis advisor.

  • Posted April 18, 2016
  • 2016 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference

  • Deadline: May 25, 2016
  • May 27 - 29, 2016;
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Spend three days exploring the art, craft, and business of creative nonfiction with authors, editors, agents, and publishers. From brainstorming to book promotion, we’ve got you covered. In just three days you can get concrete advice from professional writers; pick up useful tips for revising & polishing your work; hear what different kinds of editors are looking for; meet one-on-one with a literary agent or publishing consultant; and hone your skills in inspiring small-group sessions. You’ll also meet and mingle with writers from across the country who share your excitement about the writing process. Learn more at www.creativenonfiction.org/conference.

  • Posted April 11, 2016
  • The Creativity Workshop

  • Dates vary.
  • Locations vary.
  • Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, 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 April 11, 2016
  • The Writer's Hotel Writers Conference, June 1-7: NYC

  • Deadline: April 22, 2016
  • June 1-7, 2016;
  • Library Hotel, Bryant Park Hotel & The Algonquin
  • The Writer's Hotel is a hybrid writers conference that meets each June at a floating campus between three hotels in Midtown, Manhattan. We work with each writer from the moment of acceptance, for months before the conference. On site in NYC: Workshops, agents, editors, lectures, genre labs and more. Writers read at KGB Bar Lit, Cornelia Street Café or Book Culture. Faculty includes Meghan Daum, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Scott Wolven, Shanna McNair, Marie Howe, Tim Seibles, Roger Bonair-Agard, Elyssa East, Wesley McNair, Bill Roorbach, Kevin Larimer and Carey Salerno. TWH Trailer: vimeo.com/161219560. www.writershotel.com

  • Posted April 07, 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. western.edu/mfa

  • Posted April 07, 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. hamline.edu/cwp

  • Posted April 06, 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. www.lesley.edu/mfa-creative-writing

  • Posted April 06, 2016
  • Practice Your Craft along Southern Maryland's St. Mary's River

  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • June 19-25, 2016;
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2016. 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; this year we'll also be offering a multi-genre youth workshop. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches and restaurants, or just write on the banks of the St. Mary’s River. June 19-25, 2016. College credit available. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/

  • Posted April 05, 2016
  • Writing Fiction with Renowned Novelist Jim Lynch in Pacific Northwest

  • Deadline: April 29, 2016
  • June 12-18, 2016;
  • Saint Martin's University in Olympia, WA
  • Calling writers seeking inspiration and keen on refining fiction writing skills. Spend a week on the craft of writing fiction in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with internationally famous novelist Jim Lynch (The Highest Tide, Truth Like the Sun, Before the Wind) on Saint Martin’s University’s campus, Olympia, Washington, June 12-18. Morning presentations by Lynch on writing fiction, afternoon one-on-ones with Lynch on writings. Other activities, including day trip to lodge on Puget Sound. Advanced fiction writing focus; all abilities welcome. Registration deadline April 29. Tuition: $995 residential (room, meals); $840 nonresidential. Registration capped at 20. Contact Tiffany McDuffy 360.438.4564, . www.stmartin.edu/writinginstitute

  • Posted April 04, 2016
  • Manuscript Critiques Highlight Jackson Hole Writers Conference

  • Registration Deadline: May 10, 2016 (early bird deadline)
  • June 23-25, 2016;
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Conference speakers Gretel Ehrlich, Brian Doyle, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Zachary Lazar, Alix Kates Shulman, Lauren Miller, and Katharine Sands. Poets Paisley Rekdal and Bethany Schultz Hurst. Seven agents and editors. Panels, craft talks, and workshops; informal gatherings in the Tetons. Manuscript critiques (three one-on-one for $50; extended one-hour meeting for additional $125); critiques in addition to the registration fee. Editors, agents, and resident faculty provide most of the critiques. After May 10 registration $395. Scholarships for bonafide MFA students. jacksonholewritersconference.com

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