Writing News Roundup

November 23, 2021

We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events and writings that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.

  • This year, the Georgia Writers Association launched the John Lewis Writing Grants and recently announced the recipients at Red Clay. Grant recipients were awarded for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction categories.
  • On Thursday, December 2, Kristen Millares Young and Keila Vall de la Ville will explore what it means to be a Latina woman writing in the US and how the intersection of their cultural and gender identities has informed their work in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 9 p.m. Register in advance.
  • Emergent Seed supports emerging artists in the greater DC Metro area with $150 and $500 grants for original Music and Writing and the opportunity to share their work with new audiences. Emergent Seed has the great opportunity to host two more performances at the Eaton Hotel's rooftop this year - on Sunday, November 28 and Sunday, December 19. We would love it if you could join us at this event. There will be music performances, food, drinks, and even an open mic jam session! It’s on a beautiful rooftop, will have great music/performances, and the event is free! Register to attend.
  • Join Donna Sandstrom, founder and executive director of the Whale Trail, for a discussion her book, Orca Rescue, on Friday, December 3, at 9 p.m. Orca Rescue!: The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer, illustrated by Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island) based visual artist Sarah Burwash, tells the riveting story of how two countries and hundreds of people worked together to return a young orca to her family. Donna Sandstrom will share photos and inside stories based on her perspective as a community organizer on the project. Register in advance.
  • Philadelphia Stories is seeking fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and artwork for their Winter 2022 issue that will be distributed at the AWP Conference, the biggest annual event for writers in the US, coming to Philadelphia on March 23–26. Find submission details on their website. Deadline: December 17, 2021.
  • MASS MoCA’s artist residency, the Studios at MASS MoCA, has launched a new application cycle for their Summer/Fall 2022 residency season. Due to limited capacity resulting from 2020 COVID rescheduling, this year they are only accepting applications from artists who qualify for one of their limited, fully funded fellowships, including anyone eligible for their regular fellowship for Black or Indigenous artists and writers. Application deadline: January 8, 2022.
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