Story Ending Ethology
Dustin M. Hoffman and Wendell Mayo discuss the endings of stories.
In the Spotlight
Get to know our newest featured member: Natalia Sylvester, author and faculty mentor at Regis University.
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Defensive Masculinity in the CW Workshop
Rachel Lyon shares what she learned while leading a workshop.
What’s an Older Job Seeker to Do?
Alyssa Colton describes the road from a creative writing degree to career.
Narrative Logic of the Personal Essay
Bruce Ballenger in the March/April 2018 issue
Featured This Month
In the Spotlight: Natalia Sylvester
Author; Faculty Mentor, Regis University
Writer's Notebook: Defensive Masculinity in the Creative Writing Workshop
Rachel Lyon | April 2018
Podcast: Episode 150: 40th Anniversary Reading from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College
Washington, DC 2017
The Writer's Chronicle Archives: The Great Mistakes: Teaching Flawed Poems
Tony Hoagland | October/November 1991
The Writer's News
May 14, 2018
University of Montana: “Canary in the Coalmine” for Creative Writing Program Funding
State funding of public colleges and universities has never recovered since the Great Recession, and current funding levels are significantly lower than they were in 2008. In response, public higher education administrators have looked to various measures—increases in tuition, cuts in course offerings, increased use of part-time and adjunct faculty, and reductions in full time faculty appointments.
May 9, 2018
AWP Receives a $70,000 Art Works Grant from the NEA to Support Services to American Writers
AWP has been awarded a $70,000 grant to support its upcoming Conference & Bookfair in Portland, Oregon, and the continued production of the organization’s website and magazine The Writer’s Chronicle. This grant is part of the NEA’s second round of 2018 Art Works awards totaling $80 million.
May 9, 2018
MIT to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Junot Díaz
On Monday, May 7, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced in a statement that the university will investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against creative writing professor Junot Díaz.
May 8, 2018
NEA Chair to Step Down
Jane Chu announced that she will step down from her position of chair of the National Endowment for the Arts when her four-year term ends on June 4.
May 7, 2018
2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Postponed
For the first time since 1949, the jury for the Swedish Academy that selects the annual winner of the world’s most prestigious literary honor will not award a Nobel Prize this year.
This intensive workshop provides a small group of writers the opportunity to explore and write poems and short prose in response to the rich cultural heritage of Barcelona.
A Tuscan retreat for emerging writers.
One-week seminar in Paris, France. You will write in the mornings in small cafes, share many great meals, enjoy walks and top-notch jazz—and time alone. Nonfiction and creative writing.
"Exploring the Frontiers of Language," the North Words Writers Symposium welcomes all to an intimate setting with just 40 participants engaging with authors in a spectacular Alaska setting.
Writing residency in Tucson at The University of Arizona Poetry Center for poets.
The Indiana University Writers' Conference meets in Bloomington, Indiana, June 2-16, 2018
June 2 - June 10 Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon - Zion