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    Writer's Notebook

    The Novel at the End of the World

    An inquiry by Hilary Plum


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know member Emma Bolden, associate editor-in-chief at Tupelo Quarterly.


  • November Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    I Have Been on a Fried Chicken Journey

    Colson Whitehead in the November 2019 issue


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    Conference & Bookfair

    Event Schedule

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    Conference & Bookfair

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Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Emma Bolden

Associate Editor-in-Chief, Tupelo Quarterly; Associate Director of Marketing, First Avenue Ventures

Writer's Notebook: "Active Shooter: When Language Isn’t Enough"

Carlie Hoffman | September 2019

Podcast: Episode 75: A Reading and Conversation with David Guterson and Erik Larson, Sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle 2014

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Reading and Editing: Interviews with Editors "

AWP Editor | December 1979

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Jan 07

    Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

    Join award-winning authors, editors, agents and marketing experts for a three day intensive writing conference focused on both the craft and the business of writing essays, biography, memoir, and narrative nonfiction.

  • Jan 09

    Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program

    Key West has one of the most intriguing literary heritages of any place in America. With an annual readers' seminar and an array of writers' workshops, plus scholarship opportunities for teachers and librarians, the Key West Literary Seminar ensures that

  • Jan 17

    26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

    January 17-20, 2020 Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring.

  • Jan 17

    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

    January 17-20, 2020 A supportive, participant-focused writers' conference

  • Jan 20

    16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

    Six days and evenings of extraordinary poetry events featuring America's most engaging and award-winning poets. Held annually in January in Delray Beach, Florida. The Festival also hosts community poetry events throughout the year.

  • Feb 01

    Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program

    The Writers in Residence Program is Hedgebrook’s core program, supporting the fully-funded residencies of approximately 40 women writers at the retreat each year.

  • Feb 12

    San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival

    SMWC is a prestigious bi-lingual, tri-cultural literary gathering in the Americas. Held in Travel & Leisure's and Conde Nast Traveler's #1 city in the world, San Miguel de Allende, in the central highlands of Mexico.

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