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    Horsepower by Joy Priest

    VBC reads and discusses 2019 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry winner Joy Priest's newly-released Horsepower.


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    Evolution of Writing

    Courtney Maum, Parneshia Jones, and Paulette Perhach discuss preserving your unique voice and making yourself a priority.


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    AWP Award Series

    Congratulations to the 2020 AWP Award Series Winners!


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The Writerr's Chronicle Archives: "Like Water Remembering Light: An Interview with Marilyn Nelson"

Leslie McGrath | September 2009

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Oct 21

    2020 Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop

    The WxW Tomales Bay Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known poets and writers. Choose from a generative or manuscript workshop in fiction, memoir or poetry.

  • Oct 22

    The Writer's Hotel 2020 Virtual Poetry Weekend

    Writers study with phenomenal writers in an intimate virtual setting. Work on your writing with the best of the best.

  • Nov 05

    The Craft of Writing Series: Poetry/Online via Zoom

    A three week online series focused on the craft of writing poetry with Kimberly Blaeser and Sean Hill.

  • Nov 06

    2020 Writing By Writers Fall 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.

  • Nov 10

    NCWN Writingest State Online Conference

    A five-day festival for writers featuring classes and conversations on the craft and business of writing.

  • Nov 11

    15th National Black Writers Conference

    The 15th National Black Writers Conference has been rescheduled and will be held virtually from Wednesday, November 11 to Saturday, November 14, 2020.

  • Nov 15

    Paris Cafe Writing

    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.

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