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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

    Writer's Notebook

    Defensive Masculinity in the CW Workshop

    Rachel Lyon shares what she learned while leading a workshop.


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    Career Advice

    What’s an Older Job Seeker to Do?

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


  • March/April Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    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 21

    Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers

    A 5 day conference for emerging writers, featuring workshops, manuscript consultations, and a day of professionalism panels. This low-cost conference is specifically designed for new writers.

  • May 21

    NYU Writers in New York

    Live the writer's life in Greenwich Village.

  • May 24

    Writing About Art in Barcelona

    This intensive workshop provides a small group of writers the opportunity to explore and write poems and short prose in response to the rich cultural heritage of Barcelona.

  • 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.

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