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    Kurt Brown Prize Winners

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Kurt Brown Prizes.


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    Imagining Your Way through Pandemic

    Emily Carr's love letter for students of creative writing in our free Summer 2020 issue


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    Check out the new listing of books by our members and find your next read!


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  • Jul 07

    Get Away to Write - Spain

    July 7-14, 2020, Spain 11th annual international writing retreat

  • Jul 08

    Southampton Writers Conference

    Located in the Hamptons with a stellar faculty and ocean views, where else would you want to be this summer? Workshops in fiction, memoir, poetry, nonfiction, novel, playwriting, children's lit & TV writing.

  • Jul 09

    NCWN Squire Online Writing Workshops

    An intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with three hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days.

  • Jul 17

    "Finish your play" Zoom Master Class (7 weeks)

    Up to 8 playwrights will work on the final drafts of their plays. Students will be chosen by an application process.

  • Jul 18

    AWA Workshop Leadership Training in Sacramento, CA

    This is a pilot version of the AWA Workshop Leadership Training taking place over two consecutive weekends (July 18–19 and 25–26). It remains an intensive course focused on instructing individuals in the AWA method. This training prepares people to lead w

  • Jul 19

    Leopardi Writing Conference

    Writers, join us this summer in beautiful Italy!

  • Jul 19

    Mineral School July 2020 Residency

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2020, we're offering four two-week residency periods to a total of 16 artists, including screenwriters, poets, prose

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