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 October 18, 2021
Apply Now for the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Event Dates:May 19 - 22, 2022
Location: Brevard, North Carolina
Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the May 19-22, 2022 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference will explore the theme “A Sense of Place” with faculty Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Crystal Wilkinson leading workshops on poetry, nonfiction, and fiction writing. A partnership between the Transylvania County Library and Brevard College, the annual conference consists of writing workshops for select participants and community readings by the workshop leaders. Workshops are limited to 12 participants and scholarships are available. Acceptance is competitive and based on manuscript evaluation. There is no charge to apply. For more information visit www.lgrwc.org.
- Posted October 14, 2021
Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference
Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021
Event Dates: November 13–14, 2021
Join us on November 13th and 14th for the Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference! The online two-day conference features writing workshops and craft talks for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, children’s book authors, and young adult novelists. Some of this year's faculty include Jose Hernandez Diaz, Laekan Zea Kemp, Megan Harlan, and Jakob Guanzon. The keynote will be given by Anna Qu, author of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. Conference registration is $80 ($50 for students) now through November 12th. Please visit the website for more information.
- Posted October 06, 2021
The Forge Writing Program: 10 Months to Writing Mastery
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Event Dates: January – October
Event Location: Virtual
At The Forge, we'll give you the creative writing tools & training to light a fire under your writing, at a much lower cost than a traditional MFA program. You bring the fire—your love of creative writing—and we’ll help shape you into the writer you want to be: confident, keen, and committed to a writing community. In biweekly meetings and through individual mentorships, we'll stock you with craft know-how, revision skills, and writerly habits so you can forge your literary dream. We got our MFAs so you don't have to. Learn more: www.theforgewriting.com. Get in touch: .
- Posted October 04, 2021
Free Guides and Professional Advice from Seasoned Publishers
Created by Exisle Publishing (established in 1991), Exisle Academy exists to help aspiring authors develop their books with an eye to traditional publication. Check out our free guides for authors of nonfiction books, memoirs, and books for children, and work with our editors to discover how to overcome impediments to publication, market your book, and succeed holistically as an author. exisleacademy.com
- Posted September 24, 2021
18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
Event Location: Virtual
18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop by November 15.