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    KODON wins the 2018 design award!

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  • May/Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    On the Value of Science and Art

    Tracy Daugherty in the May/Summer 2018 issue

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  • In the Spotlight

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    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Brian Kaufman, publisher at Anvil Press.

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    Writer's Notebook

    Defensive Masculinity in the CW Workshop

    Rachel Lyon shares what she learned while leading a workshop.

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In the Spotlight: Brian Kaufman

Publisher, Anvil Press

Writer's Notebook: "Hemingway's Workshop: What a Writing Program Can Offer You"

Alan Cheuse | July 2012

Podcast: Episode 151: Reclaiming the Past: The Challenge of Understanding Vanished Cultures

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?"

John Clellon Holmes | September 1979


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Calendar

  • Jun 20

    Chautauqua Writers' Festival

    Each June, writers convene to explore the craft of writing in the context of urgent social questions through panel conversations, breakout sessions, and a keynote address--and, if they choose, intensive genre-specific workshops led by extraordinary author

  • Jun 23

    The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching

    Come gather with other teachers of writing and learn how to effectively teach poetry in the classroom.

  • Jun 23

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway

    June 23, 2018 A One Day Retreat for Poets and Writers

  • Jun 24

    Chesapeake Writers' Conference at St. Mary's College of Maryland

    Intensive workshops in three genres for serious writers at all levels of experience, as well as a multi-genre workshop for high schoolers and grad credit for teachers (to be used for Continuing Professional Development).

  • Jun 27

    Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops Andros Greece

    Intensive writing workshops for published and aspiring writers, held on a quiet Greek island. Small groups. June 27-July 7 2018

  • Jun 27

    The Frost Place Writing Intensive

    The Frost Place Writing Intensive is a day-and-a-half session for classroom teachers who want to focus on their own writing and revision practices. The workshop is limited to participants who have already attended the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Co

  • Jun 28

    David R. Collins Writers' Conference

    Come to the Mississippi River for three days of inspiration, writing, and community at The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference, held on the campus of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Here, you can develop your writing working with award-winning a

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