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

  • Posted September 12, 2019
  • Writers in Paradise 2020

  • Submission/Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
    Event Dates: January 18-25, 2020; St. Petersburg, Florida
    Focused, intimate, and rigorous workshops in novel, short story, crime & suspense, memoir, creative nonfiction, structure, screenwriting, flash fiction, poetry, and narrative suspense, plus craft sessions, panels, Q&As, readings, signings, and receptions with our award-winning faculty and lecturers. 2020 Lineup: Billy Collins, Andre Dubus III, John Dufresne, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Ann Hood, Ashley M. Jones, Michael Koryta, Laura Lippman, Peter Meinke, Stewart O'Nan, Gregory Pardlo, Dani Shapiro, Les Standiford, Helen Pruitt Wallace, Sterling Watson, editor George Gibson and agent Ann Rittenberg.
    Apply by November 1:

  • Posted September 10, 2019
  • 16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

  • Application Deadline: November 10, 2019
    The 16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held January 20-25, 2020 at Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Six days and evenings of workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and social events. Workshop faculty includes poets: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nickole Brown, Reginald Gibbons, Jessica Jacobs, Major Jackson, Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, Adrian Matejka, and Maggie Smith. Special Guest is U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Poet At Large is Patricia Smith. Workshop admission is by application online with Submittable including three poems with a $25 application fee and tuition deposit by November 10, 2019.

  • Posted August 22, 2019
  • The Loft's Wordsmith: A Craft, Career, and Connection Conference for Writers

  • Event dates: November 1-3, 2019; Minneapolis, MN
    Registration opens in August 2019
    Wordsmith is intended for those ready to pitch their work, those already with a book out or with an agent, and those who want to get more prepared to publish their work. It's intended for prose writers and poets, genre and literary writers, beginning and advanced. The lineup features 19 visiting agents, 4 visiting editors, and authors Madeline Miller, Hanif Abdurraqib, Ibi Zoboi, Richard Blanco, Téa Obreht, Nami Mun, Courtney Maum, and many


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