Writing conferences and literary events from the United States, Canada, and beyond including centers and virtual offerings.

August 2022 eLitPak :: Todos Santos Writers Workshop 10th Anniversary Session

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The Todos Santos Writers Workshop is thrilled to announce our 10th anniversary session, JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 5. Join us for a week of workshops, craft talks, fiestas, and camaraderie in our pueblo magico by the sea. Faculty: Christopher Merrill, Leigh Newman, Jeanne McCulloch, Karen Karbo, and Rex Weiner. Open to writers in all genres and at all levels. For more information and to register, please go to our website. Register with early bird discount before October 15.

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Event :: Rain Taxi “Coffee Break”

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Rain Taxi Review of Books is holding its first event of the 2022-2023 season on Wednesday, September 14, 3pm Central. Their first Fall event is a virtual “coffee break” visit to celebrate the new novel W. with Swedish author Steve Sem-Sandberg in conversation with the book’s English-language translator, Saskia Vogel. This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

W. (The Overlook Press) is a literary reimagining of one of modern literature’s touchstone texts, the play Woyzeck. Considered the first modern drama, Woyzeck tells the story of a poor soldier who kills the woman he loves. In 1836 this true story inspired Georg Büchner to write the play, unfinished at his death at just twenty-three years old.

Events :: Snapdragon Virtual Workshops

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Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing offers a variety of online workshop and “popup workshops” open to the public with some accepting donations and others with set fees. Snapdragon offers a membership that includes an annual subscription to their quarterly publication, discounts on classes and workshops, members-only content, and other freebies. Upcoming workshops include “Writing the Ancestors: A Generative Online Workshop with Jacinta V. White” (July 30 & 31), “Poetry and Ritual: A Path Towards Self Awareness & Awakening with Poet, Author, & Publisher Jacinta V. White” (August 14), and “Writing & Rage: Discussion & Workshop with Jacinta White & Aginetta Mulima” (August 25). Check their website for other events and the newest issue of Snapdragon journal.

Event :: Free ELA PD 5 Days of Poetry

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Every month, Ethical ELA hosts a five-day “Open Write” and invites English Language Arts teachers to join in! ELA is broadly defined to include active and retired K-12 and college/university teachers as well as teachers of English and language arts in a variety of settings. The Open Write is five days of poetry writing developed by different educators with 30 to 100 of teachers participating at various times and thousands observing and borrowing resources. Founded by Sarah Donovan in 2005, this remains a free and ad-free event. I personally participate in this event and look forward to it every month! Some months I miss, sometimes I miss a poem or two, and I know some who visit each month for the prompts but never post them to the site, and that’s okay – however you choose to approach it.

Sarah offers these simple guidelines for first-timers:

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Event :: 2022 Daphne Review Online Mentorship Program Session I

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Every year literary magazine The Daphne Review hosts an online mentorship program for rising seniors. This year they will be hosting three sessions. The first session will take place from July 25 – August 15. In these sessions 5-7 students work with professional writers on a one-on-one basis. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more. Mentors and students need to apply for Session I by July 11.

Event :: Brilliant Endings for Flash Fiction Writing Workshop

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Brilliant Flash Fiction is offering Brilliant Endings for Flash Fiction Writing Workshop with Todd Mitchell on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 12:00noon – 1:00pm (Mountain Time/Denver, CO, USA). The workshop aims to help writers “learn about creating dazzling endings for your flash fiction stories.” Mitchell is an award-winning author and director of the Beginning Creative Writing Teaching Program at Colorado State University. The suggested donation to attend is $10.

Event :: Environmental Writers Conversation An Online Conversation with Sandra Steingraber and Taylor Brorby promo image invites participants to attend an online conversation between acclaimed environmental writers and activists Sandra Steingraber and Taylor Brorby. In this event, noted environmental author and activist Sandra Steingraber is in conversation with Taylor Brorby about his debut memoir, Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land. This conversation is sponsored by, with Zoom hosting provided by the University of Arizona,
Monday, June 27, 2022, 5 p.m. PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET. Registration is free.

Events :: Chestnut Review July Workshops

Chestnut Review Managing Editor Maria S. Picone will offer three workshops this July:

  • Unpacking Flash (for Stubborn Writers)—New Version! Generative! 7/9/22, 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm UTC-0/8pm CET, 1.5 hours, $25
  • Stubborn Writers Workshop—multigenre, come and get feedback on your prose or poetry and workshop with other CR readers and writers. 7/30/22, 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm UTC-0/8pm CET, 2 hours, $25
  • 6 Weeks, 6 Poems—beginners and advanced poets alike will find the inspiration, community, and tools to write six new poems in six weeks. Each poet will also have a chance to workshop once during the class. 6 Sundays from 7/10-8/14, 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm UTC-0/8pm CET, 1.5 hour sessions, $200

Discounts are available for contributors, staff, or returning attendees. For more information see the Chestnut Review workshops page.