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    Congratulations to the 2018 AWP Award Series winner for short fiction: Zachary Doss.

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    Harder, Better: Debuting Late in Life

    Leslie Lawrence on change and continuity.

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    Get to know our newest featured member: Elizabeth Austin, writer and visual artist.

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    Miracle Monocle wins the 2018 content award!

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    Congratulations to the 2018 AWP Award Series winner for creative nonfiction: Steven Moore.

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    On the Value of Science and Art

    Tracy Daugherty in the May/Summer 2018 issue

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Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Elizabeth Austin

Writer and Visual Artist

Writer's Notebook: "One Book to Rule Them All: Jamaica Kincaid's See Now Then"

Ru Freeman | July 2014

Podcast: Episode 152: I Did It My Way: Writing Who We Are

Washington, DC 2017

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Calendar

  • Jul 22

    Juniper Institute for Young Writers

    Over the course of eight days, high school students at Juniper find access to the writer’s life. Through a curriculum that facilitates wild invention, participants generate new writing, experiment with style and form, access tools for finding inspiration

  • Jul 23

    Leopardi Writing Conference

    Writers, join us this summer in beautiful Italy!

  • Jul 25

    2018 Paris Writing Retreat (July 25-30, 2018) feat. award-winning writers Katheen Spivack, Rita Banerjee & Diana Norma Szokolyai - Cambridge Writers' Workshop

    The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will take place from July 25-30, 2018 and features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry workshops with award-winning writers Kathleen Spivack, Rita Banerjee, and Diana Norma Szokolyai.

  • Jul 29

    The Glen Workshop

    The Glen Workshop combines the best elements of a writing workshop, an arts festival, and a conference. This annual gathering is located at St. John's College in the stunning foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Jul 29

    Napa Valley Writers' Conference

    The Napa Valley Writers' Conference is heading into its 38th year as one of the nation's most prestigious summer writing programs. Since its beginning as an informal summer gathering of writers, the conference has remained a place to convene for fellowshi

  • Jul 29

    The Frost Place Poetry Seminar

    The Frost Place Poetry Seminar is a unique opportunity for dedicated poets to delve intensely into the poetic process in a small group setting.

  • Jul 29

    Pennsylvania Writers Conference (PWC)

    The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. The conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary a

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