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    Writer's Notebook

    Don’t Write Me Off

    Haddiyyah Tegally on being an emerging writer in Mauritius.


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    To Raise a Reader

    Paula Silva on becoming a lover of literature.


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    Writer's Notebook


    Mmakgosi Anita Tau on her life and destiny as a writer in Botswana.


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    Writer's Notebook

    Beware of Books!

    Ivania Cox on the perceived dangers of being a reader and writer.


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    A Space to Read

    Firdous Hendricks on what she has learned from her students.


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  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know member Jenny Romero Llaguno, member of the Philippine Center of International PEN.


  • May/Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    The Happy Ending in Fiction

    Has it fallen out of style? LeeLee Goodson answers this in the May/Sum 2019 issue


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Jenny Romero Llaguno

Member, Philippine Center of International PEN

Writer's Notebook: "The Talking Stick: Navigating Gender Inequity in Publishing"

Sarah Bigham | April 2019

Podcast: Episode 58: What Is Criticism? With NBCC Winners and Finalists

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The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "An Interview with Nikki Giovanni"

Marcelle M. Soviero | September 1995

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  • May 22

    Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops Andros Greece

    Intensive writing workshops for published and aspiring writers, held on a quiet Greek island. Small groups. May 22nd-June 1st 2019.

  • May 27

    Paris Writers Retreat

    Acclaimed writers conference with New York Times best-selling authors and literary agent. Held in May and September each year. Scholarships available.

  • May 29

    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.

  • May 30

    Bear River Writers' Conference

    The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, discussions, nature walks, and time for writing.

  • May 31

    Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference

    The Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference is a week-long writers’ conference designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by Middlebury Co

  • May 31

    Bread Loaf Translators' Conference

    The Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft classes, meetings with editors and agents, and readings by faculty and guests.

  • Jun 01

    Indiana University Writers' Conference 2019

    Workshops and classes focused on fiction, poetry, and various prose narrative styles.

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