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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 December 07, 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: Get in touch: .

  • Posted December 02, 2021
  • Creative Writing at George Mason University

  • The MFA in Creative Writing program at George Mason University combines acclaimed faculty with a welcoming community to be the place where you want to create literary art. With the new Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice, we are here to develop your artistic and professional careers. Students can receive funding as Graduate Teaching Assistants or Graduate Professional Assistants. Be part of the rich cultural life at Mason, in Northern Virginia, and throughout the Washington, D.C., region. Check out a recording of our Online Open House! Just email to request access.

  • Posted December 02, 2021
  • Free Guides and Professional Advice from Seasoned Publishers

  • Deadline: Rolling
    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.

  • Posted November 30, 2021
  • Amherst Writers: Valuing All Voices-Building Bridges through Writing

  • Registration Deadline: Rolling
    Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) workshops follow a proven method that affirms writers by building confidence, creating an atmosphere of equal exploration, and protecting confidentiality. AWA trains writers to uphold the AWA method and become workshop leaders who work with everyone from novice writers, who have been led to believe they have no voice, to experienced writers seeking to hone their craft. AWA-trained leaders have founded a number of incredible non-profits devoted to using writing to address social justice issues. See our website for more information.

  • Posted November 29, 2021
  • Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing

  • Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing grows from Rachel Carson '29, a creative writer known for her social conscience. Our students treat writing as a public act with the power to effect meaningful change. Their ideas, convictions, and writing matters. Our students think deeply about their spaces and identities. They look within then connect to the world with care and intention. Concentrations include travel writing, nature writing, food writing, publishing, social engagement, and pedagogy to complement the MFA degree with genres in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s writing (low-residency only). Additionally, we offer an on-ground full-residency program and a low-residency program.

  • Posted November 23, 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 Apply to attend a workshop by November 15.


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