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    Philip Gerard shows how music can transform words.

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    Beth Kephart on bending language.

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    The Happy Ending in Fiction

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In the Spotlight: James McNulty

Managing Fiction Editor, Driftwood Press

Writer's Notebook: "Sentence Pioneers: Bending Language with Lydia Kiesling, R. O. Kwon, Ali Smith, Alyson Hagy, Jesse Ball, & Sally Rooney"

Beth Kephart | May 2019

Podcast: Episode 70: A Reading and Conversation with Chris Abani and Chang-rae Lee

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Calendar

  • Jun 16

    Juniper Summer Writing Institute

    Every summer, the Juniper Institute gathers a community of writers to explore the creative process and develop new approaches to the craft of writing. Hosted by the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Juniper is an

  • Jun 16

    Colgate Writers' Conference

    Spend a week at the campus that the Princeton Review named "America's most beautiful." Our senior staff is here to talk with you about writing and the writing life, and to work with you on your fiction, poetry, novel, or memoir. Whether you are a veteran

  • Jun 16

    Furious Flower Legacy Seminar -The Living Truth: The Life and Work of Nikki Giovanni

    Furious Flower Poetry Center invites educators and poets to a week-long seminar focused on the life and work of Nikki Giovanni this June at James Madison University. The seminar is designed to share ideas, strategies, and material for teaching Giovanni’s

  • Jun 16

    Paris Café 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.

  • Jun 16

    Mineral School June 2019 Residency (Mixed Genre)

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2019, we're offering four two-week residency periods to a total of 16 artists, including screenwriters, poets, prose

  • Jun 17

    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

    Every summer in late June, writers at every stage of development gather on the beautiful shores of Lake Bemidji for an enlivening week of literary activity with award-wining faculty – including Pulitzer-prize winners and National Book Award winners – who

  • Jun 17

    Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

    Two-week and one-month-long workshops and residencies in the city of Thessaloniki and on the Greek island of Thasos. We offer workshops in three genres, as well as instruction in Greek language and culture. We also offer several residency options for th

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