Nonfiction

NF 4 NF Nonfiction Conference for Children’s Writers

Nonfiction writers are eight times more likely to be published than fiction writers. Common Core Standards have increased the demand for quality NF. Find out how to use your writing talents to create excellent biographies, science and history books and articles for kids. Faculty includes Candace Fleming, Peggy Thomas, Melissa Stewart, Karen Blumenthal and Nancy I. Sanders. …

Published: March 18, 2015

A Rally of Writers

A Rally of Writers will be held on April 18, 2015. This annual one-day conference, in its 28th year, features a keynoter and 16 breakout sessions led by published Michigan authors in several genres of writing. Keynoter Jack Lessenberry is the senior political analyst who delivers daily essays and commentary on Michigan Radio and NPR. …

Published: March 18, 2015

Stonecoast Writers’ Conference

37th Annual Stonecoast Writers’ Conference Portland, Maine July 19-25, 2015 Don’t bring a book on your vacation. Take a vacation with your book! Writing workshops in the foodiest town in New England. Prize-winning faculty include: Peter Behrens, Elizabeth Peavey, Lewis Robinson and Betsy Sholl. Workshops span four genres and cater to a variety of experience …

Published: March 16, 2015

The Writers’ Summer School

A week-long program for writers of all ages, abilities and genres featuring courses, workshops, panels and one-to-one sessions. Cost includes full board and evening entertainment. 2015 inspirational guest speakers include Simon Brett and Alex Gray. See www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk for more details

Published: March 13, 2015

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 18 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference offers intensive workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, on-site “lunch with an author,” readings and …

Published: March 12, 2015

Get Away to Write – Spain

Are you a writer who loves to travel? Join us this summer in beautiful northern Spain to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, panoramic cliff top views and excursions to Barcelona and the town of Vic, where the outdoor market dates …

Published: March 12, 2015

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a week focused on story, voice, craft, marketing and networking. This year’s evening speakers include Mona Simpson, Anthony Breznican, Danny Bland, Meg Gardiner and Tawni …

Published: March 11, 2015

Writing in the Pines

Tired of winter? Tired of being cold? Tired of writing the same thing or not writing at all? Leave your winter doldrums at home and join us in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, where spring will be breaking through the sandy soil. Let this getaway revitalize and inspire you as you set some …

Published: March 11, 2015

Write the World, “Selfie-Reflection”

Research has linked excessive social media use—in particular the phenomenon of the “selfie” (the taking and posting of one’s own photo online) to narcissism and other personality disorders. It has also been linked to low self-esteem and has been seen as a cry for attention and approval. However, this research is contested by selfie supporters, …

Published: March 10, 2015

Ink & Insights 2015

Ink and Insights writing contests focus on the feedback so that writers of any level can improve their work. We request the first 10,000 words of the manuscript for four judges with experience in that genre to read, score and comment on. The scoresheet is an extremely detailed six-page report on the different aspects of …

Published: February 16, 2015