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  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    National Poetry Month

    Celebrate each holiday with a poem.


  • Graduate Campaign


    Graduates, renew for only $49

    Now through June 30, recent graduates can purchase a one-year membership for 35% off!


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Dispatch from the Poetry Cave

    Genevieve Kaplan on coordinating the Kingsley & Kate Tufts awards.


  • Conference: 2020 Panel Proposals

    Conference & Bookfair

    Propose a Panel for #AWP20

    Proposals for our 2020 conference in San Antonio, TX, are now being accepted through May 1.


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know member Julie Hensley, associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University & faculty at The Bluegrass Writers Studio.


  • March/April Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    Vivid with Character

    Daniel Groves on vital signs in Merrill's late body of work in the March/April 2019 issue


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Julie Hensley

Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University; Core Faculty, The Bluegrass Writers Studio

Writer's Notebook: " Ditch the Quotes: Teach Your Students to Italicize Dialogue"

Samantha Edmonds | March 2019

Podcast: Episode 30: A Connoisseur of Waves—Dave Hickey, MacArthur Fellow in Art and Cultural Criticism

Denver 2010

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Arturo Vivante: On Fiction"

Lisa Zeidner | May 1980

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  • Apr 27

    Writing in the Pines

    April 27, 2019 A one day writing getaway

  • Apr 27

    Western Reserve Writers' Conference

    Free one-day writing conference.

  • Apr 27

    North Carolina Writers' Network Spring Conference

    A full day of instruction and camaraderie on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Small classes, top writing faculty, and intensive Master Classes and breakout sessions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and publishing. Other feature

  • May 01

    Inkers Con Author Boot Camp 2019

    Bootcamp was created for aspiring and debut authors. Its intensive curriculum is designed to give the knowledge, inspiration, and tools to write, publish and promote a debut novel!

  • May 02

    The 16th Annual Las Vegas Writers Conference

    The 16th annual Las Vegas Writers Conference will be held May 2-4, 2019, at the beautiful Tuscany Resort in Las Vegas.

  • May 03

    Hedgebrook VORTEXT

    Join us for an extraordinary Hedgebrook weekend salon led by six renowned women writers. Connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops. Enjoy dynamic keynotes and discussions about opportunities and challenges for women who write.

  • May 04

    Inkers Con Author Conference 2019

    INKERS CON was created for the purpose of author networking, education, and inspiration. Join hundreds of other authors and experience unique workshops and panels in writing, marketing, and business practices.

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