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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 June 14, 2021
  • “Where is Your Fire?” with Bridgette Bianca

  • Registration Deadline: July 1, 2021
    Event Dates: July 1, 8, 15, 29, 2021
    Event Location: Virtual via Zoom
    Join L.A. literary phenomenon Bridgette Bianca for an exciting craft, critique, and generative workshop presented by The Poetry Lab. This course is a call to action for poets wondering about their place in the socio-political movements emerging over the past year and a half. During a revolution, the role of the poet is as it has always been—to bear witness, to protest, and to protect. The torch has been passed to us now. So, poet, where is your fire? Enrollment is $150 for five weeks of instruction. Payment plans and student discounts are available! More information at thepoetrylab.com/fire.  

  • Posted June 10, 2021
  • Affordable, Virtual Poetry & Publishing Workshops, & Literary Coaching

  • Deadline: Year-round
    Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to support, inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and writing coach John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, writing prompts, poem critiques, and plenty of writing time. Come join our growing community! Upcoming classes include Mastering Traditional Forms: Haiku, Sonnet, Ghazal & Pantoum (four sessions in July & August), Marketing Your Small Press Book (August 21, 1-4pm PT), and others. 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 June 03, 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 May 27, 2021
  • IWWG Summer Event: Writing Our Way Forward

  • Registration Deadline: July 20, 2021
    Event Dates: July 22-24, 2021
    Event Location: Virtual
    This 3-day event will provide connection, inspiration, and learning from a range of instructors and keynote speakers. Sessions will include author panels, agent/editor panels, pitch appointments, a variety of workshops, raffles, and Open Mics. Featured Keynotes: Sylvia Mendoza, Sonali Dev, and Aine Greaney. www.iwwg.org

  • Posted May 25, 2021
  • Vermont Young Writers' Conference, June 24-27

  • Deadline: Rolling
    Event Dates: June 24-27
    Event Location: Virtual
    High School Students & Adult Writers: Join us for a virtual weekend of fiction, poetry, & songwriting workshops, craft sessions, Moth storytelling, & open mic at the 2021 VERMONT YOUNG WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, JUNE 24-27. Now in our 21st year, our doors are open to students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly cohorts—and with celebrated New England authors.

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