Creative Writing Programs, Writing Conferences, and Festivals
Posted September 18, 2014
2014 Other Words Literary Conference
November 6-8, 2014, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
Theme: Writing and Protest: Civil Rights, and the Rights for All
The city of St. Augustine will be holding events throughout the year, remembering its role in the Voting Rights Act signed 50 years ago. Our conference theme is about politics and writing broadly defined. However we entertain all ideas. The conference will feature panels, readings, a book fair, and a special exhibit created by Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes. For details on registration and other matters, please see www.floridarts.org.
Posted September 11, 2014
Windsor International Writers Conference,
November 13th-16th, 2014
Registration deadline: Rolling
Join us for "Writing Across Boundaries," a fun-filled intense learning experience for published authors and beginners alike! Schmooze with fellow writers and agents. Explore writing techniques for many genres including screenplay, poetry and journalism. Learn the how to's of getting published; morals in writing; incorporating minorities. Featuring Nino Ricci, Naomi Ragen,
W. Bruce Cameron, Elliot Grove, Michael Greyeyes, Ron Silliman, Gordon Kirkland, Tracy Beckerman, Rick Sykes and many more! Pre-conference Intensive Roundtables with agents and editors. Earlybird registration
fee extended to September 1st. Contests! Surprises! For more information go to
Write or Rewrite Your Novel Step by Step
This novel writing program, created by NYC business professionals, is for serious writers who wish to become career commercial authors. You write or rewrite the entire novel manuscript as you progress methodically through the 16 parts of the program with the aim being to make your ms as commercially competitive as possible on all levels. Review the program syllabus and the home page FAQ for more details, including information about the potential of agency representation: novelwriting.authorsalon.com.
Indiana Faith and Writing Conference
Registration deadline: October 15, 2014
Join this community of literary Christians. Hosted by the English Department at Anderson University (October 31-Nov. 1, 2014) this conference is for aspiring writers, published authors, bloggers, academics, and more. Meet with agents, authors and acquiring editors from Tyndale, Waterbrook, Wesleyan and other publishing houses. Choose from thirty-five industry and craft workshops. From traditional publishing, to self-publishing, to the world wide web, this conference covers it all. Only $139, including two meals. Affordable on-campus housing available. Bonus: Conferees can enter the writing contest (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry); we are seeking thoughtful, literary, transformational writing. www.faithandwriting.com
Posted September 4, 2014
Anhinga Press 40th Anniversary Celebration & Poetry Festival
October 9-11, 2014, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida
Anhinga Press has been publishing fine poetry for 40 years—a significant achievement for a small, independent, nonprofit poetry press. To celebrate, we are hosting two days and three nights of panel discussions, presentations, and poetry readings by more than 25 Anhinga poets, including David K. Kirby, Diane Wakoski, Erika Meitner, Frank Gaspar, Lola Haskins, Don Morrill, Sylvia Curbelo,
Earl S. Braggs, and Jeff Gundy. Register before October 1 for only $75.
Learn more about the poets, the program, and the venue at
Posted August 28, 2014
The Creativity Workshop
Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona,
Prague, Singapore, and Dublin. "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 and Professor, SDSU, CA. In The Creativity Workshop we use many
different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay,
poem, 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.
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