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

  • Posted August 06, 2018
  • 15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

  • Application Deadline: November 12, 2018
    January 21-26, 2019; Delray Beach, Florida
    15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2019. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets: Ellen Bass, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Stuart Dischell, Aracelis Girmay, Campbell McGrath, Gregory Pardlo, Matthew Olzmann, Eleanor Wilner. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussions, one-on-one conferences, social events, and so much more. Other faculty: Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Stephen Gibson. Special Guests: Sharon Olds and Poet-At-Large, Tyehimba Jess. To find out more, visit Apply to attend a workshop! Deadline: November 12, 2018.

  • Posted August 03, 2018
  • Follow Your Muse to Persephone's Island: Write in Sicily

  • November 10-17, 2018; Noto, Sicily
    Deadline: August 15, 2018
    Birds & Muses’ Writing-Intensive Retreats goes to Sicily’s Ionian Seacoast November 10-17, 2018. Designed to optimize writing time while feeding the imagination. Advance full manuscript review followed by a week of guided writing, consultations, and craft tutorials at Villa Vendicari, located on Sicily’s most pristine seacoast & nature preserve. Excursions to Baroque city of Noto, Syracusa’s Greek Theater, Mt. Etna. Led by Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed author of Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think; founding editor/staff writer at Salon, senior editor at North Point Press; renowned teacher & mentor taking writers under her wing for three decades. Details & Application:

  • Posted August 02, 2018
  • Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program

  • Find Your Audience. Cultivate inspiring relationships with fellow-writers at Lesley’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. You’ll stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a capital of creative culture—during your 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. 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 pieces 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. Learn more:


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