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    Horsepower by Joy Priest

    VBC reads and discusses 2019 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry winner Joy Priest's newly-released Horsepower.


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    Evolution of Writing

    Courtney Maum, Parneshia Jones, and Paulette Perhach discuss preserving your unique voice and making yourself a priority.


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    AWP Award Series

    Congratulations to the 2020 AWP Award Series Winners!


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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

Minneapolis 2015

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Like Water Remembering Light: An Interview with Marilyn Nelson"

Leslie McGrath | September 2009

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Nov 05

    The Craft of Writing Series: Poetry/Online via Zoom

    A three week online series focused on the craft of writing poetry with Kimberly Blaeser and Sean Hill.

  • Nov 06

    2020 Writing By Writers Fall 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.

  • Nov 10

    NCWN Writingest State Online Conference

    A five-day festival for writers featuring classes and conversations on the craft and business of writing.

  • Nov 11

    15th National Black Writers Conference

    The 15th National Black Writers Conference has been rescheduled and will be held virtually from Wednesday, November 11 to Saturday, November 14, 2020.

  • Nov 15

    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.

  • Jan 07

    Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program

    Key West has one of the most intriguing literary heritages of any place in America. With an annual readers' seminar and an array of writers' workshops, plus scholarship opportunities for teachers and librarians and emerging writers, the Key West Literary

  • Jan 07

    The Craft of Writing Series: Nature/Online via Zoom

    A three week online series focused on the craft of nature writing with authors Camille Dungy and Scott Russell Sanders.

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