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    Kurt Brown Prize Winners

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Kurt Brown Prizes.


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    Imagining Your Way through Pandemic

    Emily Carr's love letter for students of creative writing in our free Summer 2020 issue


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  • Jul 07

    Get Away to Write - Spain

    July 7-14, 2020, Spain 11th annual international writing retreat

  • Jul 08

    Southampton Writers Conference

    Located in the Hamptons with a stellar faculty and ocean views, where else would you want to be this summer? Workshops in fiction, memoir, poetry, nonfiction, novel, playwriting, children's lit & TV writing.

  • Jul 18

    AWA Workshop Leadership Training in Sacramento, CA

    This is a pilot version of the AWA Workshop Leadership Training taking place over two consecutive weekends (July 18–19 and 25–26). It remains an intensive course focused on instructing individuals in the AWA method. This training prepares people to lead w

  • Jul 19

    Juniper Institute for Young Writers

    Over the course of eight days, high school students at Juniper find access to the writer’s life. Through a curriculum that facilitates wild invention, participants generate new writing, experiment with style and form, access tools for finding inspiration

  • Jul 19

    Mineral School July 2020 Residency

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2020, we're offering four two-week residency periods to a total of 16 artists, including screenwriters, poets, prose

  • Jul 21

    Sewanee Writers' Conference

    The Sewanee Writers' Conference gathers distinguished faculty to provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting.

  • Jul 26

    Sitka Writing Adventure

    The Sitka Writing Adventure is a week-long workshop with Pam Houston where writers will generate new work while hiking, kayaking and exploring the pristine beauty of Sitka, Alaska.

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