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    Story Ending Ethology

    Dustin M. Hoffman and Wendell Mayo discuss the endings of stories.


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    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Natalia Sylvester, author and faculty mentor at Regis University.


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    Writer's Notebook

    Defensive Masculinity in the CW Workshop

    Rachel Lyon shares what she learned while leading a workshop.


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    What’s an Older Job Seeker to Do?

    Alyssa Colton describes the road from a creative writing degree to career.


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    Narrative Logic of the Personal Essay

    Bruce Ballenger in the March/April 2018 issue


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Natalia Sylvester

Author; Faculty Mentor, Regis University

Writer's Notebook: Defensive Masculinity in the Creative Writing Workshop

Rachel Lyon | April 2018

Podcast: Episode 150: 40th Anniversary Reading from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: The Great Mistakes: Teaching Flawed Poems

Tony Hoagland | October/November 1991

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  • May 27

    NYU Writers in Florence

    A Tuscan retreat for emerging writers.

  • May 27

    Paris Cafe 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.

  • May 30

    North Words Writers Symposium

    "Exploring the Frontiers of Language," the North Words Writers Symposium welcomes all to an intimate setting with just 40 participants engaging with authors in a spectacular Alaska setting.

  • Jun 01

    University of Arizona Summer Residency in Tucson AZ

    Writing residency in Tucson at The University of Arizona Poetry Center for poets.

  • Jun 02

    Indiana University Writers' Conference 2018

    The Indiana University Writers' Conference meets in Bloomington, Indiana, June 2-16, 2018

  • Jun 02

    Roads to Write 2018

    June 2 - June 10 Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon - Zion

  • Jun 04

    Odyssey Writing Workshop

    Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Top authors, editors and agents serve as guests, and 59% of graduates go on to professional publication.

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