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  • Posted November 29, 2022
  • Affordable, Online Poetry, Publishing, & Critique Workshops

  • Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to support, inspire, and energize poets through affordable monthly Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and teacher John Sibley Williams. All workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, and writing prompts. Hosted by award-winning poet, teacher, editor, publicist, and agent John Sibley Williams. Upcoming class themes include experimenting with punctuation, sharpening poem titles, erasure poetry, the haibun and golden shovel forms, building a chapbook, monthly critique workshops, and more. 1-on-1 poetry editing and coaching, book publicity assistance, agent/publisher targeting, and more also available.

  • Posted November 29, 2022
  • Uncommon Hours: Design and De-stressify the Writing Life

  • Deadline: Year-round
    Event Dates: Beginning January 11, 2023, monthly on second Wednesdays; Event Location: Virtual. Tap into the science of productivity for creative people. Gain emotional fortitude and mindful resilience. And write those beautiful pages with us. Join our warm and welcoming Uncommon Hours community, which is alive with writers and creatives like you who want to finish their passion projects—and do it by activating their joy, imagination, and inner wisdom. Find out how potent the combination of contemplation, creative visualization, and solidarity with a creative, supportive community can be. Second Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Mountain Time via Zoom.

  • Posted November 21, 2022
  • The Forge Writing Program: 10 Months to Writing Mastery

  • Deadline: December 31, 2022
    Event Dates:
    January thru October 2023; Event Location:Virtual. At The Forge, we’ll give you the creative writing tools & training to light a fire under your writing, at a much lower cost than a traditional MFA program. You bring the fire—your love of creative writing—and we’ll help shape you into the writer you want to be: confident, keen, and committed to a writing community. In biweekly meetings and through individual mentorships, we’ll stock you with craft know-how, revision skills, and writerly habits so you can forge your literary dream. We got our MFAs so you don’t have to. Learn more: Get in touch: 

  • Posted November 16, 2022
  • Apply Now for the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference

  • Deadline: December 15, 2022 Event Dates: May 18-21, 2023 Event Location: Brevard, North Carolina. Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the May 18-21, 2023 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference will explore the theme “A Sense of Place” with faculty Camille Dungy, Jamie Ford, and Margaret Renkl leading workshops on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing. A partnership between the Transylvania County Library and Brevard College, the annual conference consists of writing workshops for select participants and community readings by the workshop leaders. Workshops are limited to 12 participants and scholarships are available. Acceptance is competitive and based on manuscript evaluation. There is no charge to apply. For more information visit


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