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    What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Identity

    Eileen Cronin examines issues related to disability and identity in our free Summer 2020 issue


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The Writer's Notebook: "The Art of Conducting E-Interviews"

Kamala Thiagarajan | August 2004

Podcast: Episode 83: Finding Voice with Roxane Gay, Pablo Medina, and Michael Thomas, Sponsored by Grove/Atlantic Press

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The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "The Old Testament and Feminist Imagination"

Alicia Ostriker | September 1988

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  • Aug 12

    MASS MoCA Poetry Retreat

    Join Jan Freeman, acclaimed poet and Paris Press founding director (1995–2018), for the summer MASS MoCA Ekphrastic Poetry Retreat at the Studios @ MASS MoCA Artist Residency Center in the heart of the Berkshires.

  • Aug 16

    Live Free and Write

    August 16-21, 2020 A writing retreat in scenic New England

  • Aug 16

    Mineral School August 2020 Residency

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2020, we're offering four two-week residency periods to a total of 16 artists, including screenwriters, poets, prose

  • Aug 16

    Elk River Writers Workshop

    Intensive writing workshop for published and aspiring writers. We accept only 10 students in each genre: poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

  • Aug 28

    AWA Workshop Leadership Training in Chicago

    The AWA Initial Leadership Training is a five-day intensive course focused on instructing individuals in the AWA method. This training prepares people to lead writing groups for the general population and for traditionally silenced people in places such

  • Aug 31

    Great River Writers Retreat

    The Great River Writers Retreat winner is selected from an applicant pool of writers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin across multiple genres, and allows the winner to spend a week working on a specific writing project they have underway.

  • Sep 06

    Form and Freedom: An Online Poetry Workshop

    Sunday, September 6 – Friday, October 9, 2020 Limited to 12 participants Led by Stephanie Cawley

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