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  • Posted September 24, 2021
  • 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
    Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
    Event Location: Virtual
    18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit Apply to attend a workshop by November 15.

  • Posted September 08, 2021
  • Emerald City Writers' Conference is Almost Here!

  • Final Registration Date: October 14, 2021
    Event Dates: October 15-17, 2021
    Event Location: Virtual
    Join us for the 32nd Annual Emerald City Writers' Conference: October 15-17, 2021. Online master classes, workshops on both the craft and business of writing, and pitch appointments with agents and editors are available!

  • Posted September 07, 2021
  • You Had Me at Room Service!

  • Application Deadline: September 28, 2021
    Applications for A Hotel Room of One’s Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program will be accepted Sept. 7-28. Fee: $25. Two emerging humor writers will receive registration, travel and hotel expenses for the March 24-26 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, where they will spend two weeks at the University of Dayton Marriott to work on their writing projects. It’s the gift of time to write and free room service. Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, and Mike Reiss, veteran Simpsons writer, will choose two winners. Package value: approximately $5,000. Experience: priceless. Cash prizes for finalists and honorable mentions.

  • Posted August 31, 2021
  • University of South Alabama

  • Earn your MA with an emphasis in Creative Writing in the vibrant city of Mobile, near some of our country's best beaches. Tuition waivers and assistantships are available as are additional scholarships for excellence and summer creative writing projects. Home of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing. For more information, visit our website:


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