Literary Events & Writing Programs
Discover various in-person and virtual writing conferences, writing workshops, book and literary festivals, writing residencies, readings, issue launches, and graduate programs in creative writing.
- Posted January 18, 2021
Driftwood Seminars for Fiction Writers & Poets
Deadline: February 14, 2021
Event Dates: February 15 - March 19, 2021 Event Location: Virtual
Both of our beloved seminars have returned! Whether you're a fiction writer looking to improve your craft or a poet looking to build a chapbook, we have a seminar ready for you. Both seminars will run concurrently, from Feb 15th to Mar 19th. Check out the testimonial below, and make sure to join your course before the seats fill! “[Instructor James’] sincerity and love for the "craft" (and for literature itself) came through loud and clear in this seminar. It is clearly a daily labor of love to maintain an exemplary literary journal like Driftwood…. You have given us a candid glimpse behind the curtain.”—Richard Ellett Mullin, on the Editors & Writers Seminar. "The Driftwood Press Chapbook seminar is an insightful look into an often-overlooked way to collect work. Led by a strong coach, the five-week course was insightful and engaging even for experienced writers."—Anonymous, on the Chapbook Seminar
- Posted January 11, 2021
Affordable, Virtual Monthly Poetry & Publishing Workshops, & Literary Coaching
Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to support, inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable monthly Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and writing coach John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, writing prompts, and plenty of writing time. Upcoming classes include Writing Evocative Love Poems ($40; January 29, 1:30-4pm PT), Marketing Your Small Press Book ($45; February 10, 1-4pm PT), and Mastering Blackout, Erasure, & Redacted Poetry ($40; February 24, 1:30-4pm PT). 1-1 personalized workshops, coaching, and manuscript critiques to keep you writing and inspired also available. More information: www.johnsibleywilliams.com/upcoming-classes. To register, email .
- Posted January 05, 2021
University of South Alabama
Earn your MA with an emphasis in Creative Writing in the vibrant city of Mobile, near some of our country's best beaches. Tuition waivers and assistantships are available as are additional scholarships for excellence and summer creative writing projects. Home of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing. For more information, visit our website: www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/english/.
- Posted December 22, 2020
Poetry Brings Us Together
Event Dates: January 18-23, 2021 Location: Virtual
Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
17th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, Florida, January 18-23, 2021. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes, and Tim Seibles. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussion, social events, and so much more. One-on-one conference Faculty: Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso-Torres. Special Guest: Gregory Orr and the Parkington Sisters. Poet At Large: Brian Turner. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop!
- Posted December 21, 2020
Shooter Literary Magazine 2021 Short Story Courses Open for Enrollment
Event Dates: January 8-February 26, March 5-April 23, April 30-June 18
Event Location: Virtual
Registration Deadline: Year-round
Shooter’s editor, Melanie White, leads eight-week short story courses throughout the academic year. They are designed to help writers develop their craft and complete a polished short story. The courses are best suited to aspiring fiction writers keen to hone their skills and publish their work. Courses comprise a weekly class via email, including readings and exercises; a private Facebook group where participants can discuss class topics and work; one-to-one guidance with the course leader via email; optional feedback on completed stories; and consideration for inclusion in Shooter. Further information at shooterlitmag.com/short-story-courses.