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  • #AWP19 Registration

    Conference & Bookfair

    Join us for #AWP19!

    We hope to see you in Portland!


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Ditch the Quotes

    Samantha Edmonds on teaching students to italicize dialogue.


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Paying Tribute to Donald Hall

    Martin Lammon shares an excerpt from one of Hall's letters.


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know member Philip Kenney, author and psychotherapist.


  • 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


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Teaching Critical Literary Citizenship

    Robert McGill and André Babyn on fostering thoughtful community involvement.


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In the Spotlight: Philip Kenney

Author, Psychotherapist

Writer's Notebook: "Unbinding Our Eyes: Poetry as a Way of Seeing"

Nausheen Eusuf | February 2019

Podcast: Episode 3: 2007 Keynote Address by Lee Smith

Atlanta 2007

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Unconscious Mind: The Art & Soul of Fiction"

Madison Smartt Bell | May/Summer 1996

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  • Mar 27

    AWP Conference & Bookfair

    The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers.

  • Mar 31

    The Himalayan Writers Retreat

    If stimulating the brain helps our writing, then touristy, urban India is a stimulation overdose. But at this retreat, we strive for balance. We'll meet you at the Delhi airport and take you on a day-trip to the Taj Mahal. Then we take you to a surprise -

  • Apr 01

    Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

    A seven-month residency, for any kind of writer at any stage of career, in a remote but comfortable cabin in the Rogue River backcountry of southwestern Oregon. Caretaking duties required. $5,000 stipend. See website for complete information.

  • Apr 03

    Iceland Writers Retreat

    We invite published and aspiring writers in the fields of both fiction and non-fiction to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures, we’ll offer the chance to

  • Apr 05

    2019 Writing By Writers Spring Manuscript Boot Camp

    The Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp is for the writer who has a full book-length manuscript (novel, memoir or short story collection) and would like to engage with a small group for a serious and productive response. The long weekend will include

  • Apr 06

    San Antonio Book Festival

    The San Antonio Book Festival is a FREE, annual, daylong event that unites readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries, and literary culture. Featuring more than 90 nationally and regionally acclaimed authors, the Festival offers progr

  • Apr 12

    Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication

    Two days of workshops, panels, and presentations designed to help writers of all ages and experience find their best path to publication.

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