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    Conference & Bookfair

    Join us for #AWP18!

    Will-call registration for #AWP18 in Tampa, FL, is open! Register now to save time onsite.


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    The '80s Are, Like, Ancient

    Leslie Pietrzyk on writing and researching modern historical fiction in the March Writer's Notebook blog article.


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Theodore Wheeler, Owner of Dundee Book Company; Adjunct Professor at UNO-Creighton.


  • Writer's Chronicle

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    Writing the Journey

    Lawrence Coates on teaching storytelling in the undergraduate workshop.


  • Kurt Brown Prize


    Kurt Brown Prizes

    Submit to the 2018 Kurt Brown Prizes in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.


  • February Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    Heathcliff at the Village Green

    Margot Livesey examines the country village in the February 2018 issue.


  • AWP Award Series


    AWP Award Series

    Submit now in creative nonfiction, novel, poetry, and short fiction.


  • Conference & Bookfair Schedule

    Conference & Bookfair

    Event Schedule

    Build your own 2018 Conference & Bookfair schedule.


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Theodore Wheeler

Owner, Dundee Book Company; Adjunct Professor, UNO-Creighton

Writer's Notebook: The Eight Questions Writers Should Ask Themselves

Roxane Gay | November 2013

Podcast: Episode 148: To Sing the Idea of All: Walt Whitman in DC (1863-73)

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: Poetry & Memorability

Mark Irwin | December 2010

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  • Mar 21

    University of North Dakota Writers Conference

    The UND Writers Conference is a free and open literary festival that features readings and panel discussions by invited authors. In addition, we offer community workshops and open-mike readings. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Mar 22

    14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature”

    14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” will be held March 22–25, 2018, at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Mar 22

    Write Stuff Writer's Conference, The

    Bob Mayer will be the Keynote speaker at the 2018 Write Stuff Writer's Conference. This annual conference, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, offers valuable opportunities to network with and learn from published authors, agents, editor

  • Mar 22

    Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries

    The Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University hosts its fourth national collegiate summit this spring, March 22-24, for undergraduate and graduate students. This year's theme, “Poetry Without Boundaries,” reaches across geographical borders

  • Mar 23

    The Work Conference

    A boutique writers' event in NYC for authors of YA and adult fiction of all genres.

  • Apr 06

    Writing on the Door: Children's Literature Conference

    Two-and-a-half days of presentations by leading authors, illustrators, editors and publishers of picture books, middle grade and young adult literature.

  • Apr 06

    2018 Writing By Writers 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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