Personal Journals

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015

Hampton Roads Writers’ 7th Annual Writers’ Conference

HRW’s Seventh Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2015 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills and pitch work to agents. One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 …

Published: April 28, 2015

“Memories Are Made of This” The Genre-LA Writers Conference for Memoirs and Autobiographies

The Genre-LA™ Writers Conference is devoted to the craft and business of writing one or more genres. Each includes genre-specific workshops, panels, seminars, pitch sessions and more, featuring educators, industry experts, best-selling authors, literary agents and publishers. Open to all levels. The 2015 conference is devoted to writing memoirs, autobiographies or biographies. You can learn in …

Published: April 28, 2015

Writer on the Moon: Exploring Universal Themes and High Concepts

“The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon,” Thoreau noted mournfully, “or perchance a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.” This seminar will help you rediscover the high concepts and universal themes (those lofty ideas) that first …

Published: April 27, 2015

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY A One Day Writing Getaway June 20, 2015, Atlantic City, NJ Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing …

Published: April 25, 2015

Literature & Landscape of the Horse

IS THERE A HORSE GALLOPING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR STORY? This unique adventure is for any writer who yearns for nature, longs to reconnect with horses and hungers for creative inspiration in an authentic western ranch setting. Held at the historic Vee Bar Guest Ranch near Laramie, Wyoming (the same country as Mary O’Hara’s …

Published: April 24, 2015

The Weather

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever. Send us your true …

Published: April 22, 2015

Power of Words: Transformation, Liberation & Celebration Through the Spoken, Written & Sung Word

Join us for our 12th annual Power of Words Conference to explore how we can use our words — written, spoken or sung — to make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up and foster empowerment and transformation. The conference features workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, …

Published: April 17, 2015

Page Lambert’s 18th Annual River Writing Journey for Women

ON THE RIVER OF DISCOVER WITH WOMEN OF INFLUENCE A 6-day rafting and writing retreat for women entering the crossroads of their lives—professionally, artistically, personally—the perfect time and place to inspire creative change. Featuring Special Guest Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the Denver-based American Indian College Fund. Destination: The Majestic Canyons of Utah’s …

Published: April 8, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Spring 2015 Essay Contest

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Spring 2015 Essay Contest http://highfieldpress.wix.com/contests $20 ENTRY FEE. Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Spring Fever.” Submission may be a personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or short story. It must reflect the inspirational photo …

Published: March 23, 2015