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    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 25

    Independent Study for Book Writers with Mary Carroll Moore at MISA West-Santa Fe

    Plenty of quiet and private time to produce pages or revise, plus daily assignments and support from Mary. Includes optional craft classes on chapter arcs, transitions, theme, and more. End-of-week feedback on up to 30 pages of your manuscript.

  • Mar 25

    Your Book Starts Here! How To Plan, Write, And Develop Your Memoir, Novel, Or Nonfiction Book with Mary Carroll Moore at MISA West-Santa Fe

    Find out why Mary’s method of writing and revising is so popular among the thousands of writers she’s coached. Great for any stage or genre of book. Includes daily coaching and craft workshops and plenty of time to write, plus a great community to share m

  • 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

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