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

  • Posted June 22, 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.

  • Posted June 14, 2017
  • 18th Annual Writing the Rockies Conference

  • Deadline: July 15, 2017
  • July 19-23, 2017;
  • Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
  • July 19-23 2017, Western State University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing hosts the Writing the Rockies conference. Led by nationally celebrated authors, editors, and industry professionals, the conference offers students additional opportunities to explore their craft while learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry. In addition to workshops, panels, and readings, celebrated poets and critics gather at the Critical Path Poets Symposium to discuss, debate, and explore modern criticism. Students may attend those tracks and sessions that interest them most. These events include opportunities for pitch sessions with agents, producers, and acquisition editors.

  • Posted June 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.

  • Posted May 30, 2017
  • Calliope Authors Workshop - Expense-paid Writing Retreat

  • Deadline: June 30, 2017
  • September 8-10th;
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Join us for the Calliope Authors Workshop—including private time with an author mentor, panel discussions with publishing industry experts, and opportunities to connect with other writers and editors. The third annual workshop is free for accepted applicants and includes a travel voucher, accommodations, and food for the entire weekend. Post-workshop, writers will have opportunities to publish in our literary publications, join our Cinder Writers Groups, receive our MFA scholarship, and more. We accept fiction, nonfiction, short story, personal essay, and graphic novels. Find more information online: or contact .


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