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

March 2022 eLitPak :: 6th Annual Taos Writers Conference

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Join us in the beautiful Taos, New Mexico, for an award-winning writers conference July 29 through July 31, 2022 for over twenty workshops in every genre and keynote speaker/author: Ana Castillo. Confirmed faculty include Leeanna Torres, Beth Piatote, EJ Levy, T.J. English, Juan Morales, Connie Josefs, Amy Beeder, and many more. For further information visit website, call 575-758-0081, or email.

View the full March 2022 eLitPak Newsletter here.

March 2022 eLitPak :: Take 10% off CARVE Online Writing Classes

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Take 10% off Carve’s peer group online classes! Learn on your own schedule how to improve your short stories through all original content. The Fundamentals class introduces how to use Character & Plot, Point of View, Dialogue, Inner Monologue, Description. The Techniques class introduces Use of Senses, Imagery, Metaphors & Similes, Rhythm & Pacing, and Threading. Visit website.

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March 2022 eLitPak :: 2022 Elk River Writers Workshop

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Our workshop embodies the idea that deep, communal experiences with the wild open the door to creativity. Students who are serious about fostering a connection with place will work with some of the most celebrated nature writers in the U.S. For our 2022 workshop, we welcome faculty members Camille Dungy, Sean Hill, J. Drew Lanham, Beth Piatote, and Laura Pritchett. Visit website.

View the full March 2022 eLitPak Newsletter here.

Art & Healing Online Popups

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In addition to its quarterly thematic e-publication, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing also offers quarterly, donation-based online events featuring a different artist and artistic practice. Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 2:00-3:30 (EST) Toni Becker will host “The Art of Losing.” An intuitive, mixed media artist, healing art facilitator, and Reiki II practitioner, Becker will share her “experience with grief, the act and art of letting go through ritual, ceremony, and art that brings forth healing and a level of self-discovery.” She adds, “Grief is heavy but there is another side to it — one that will grace you with light and ease.” Visit the Snapdragon website for registration information.

Young Writer Summer Mentor Program

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Now in its tenth year, The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program is an entirely online program that pairs experienced writers with high school and secondary students (students in grades 9-12 and gap year students, high school class of ’21 or ’22) interested in learning more about the creative writing processes of drafting, redrafting, and editing. The program offers mentorships in the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The aim of the program is not formalized instruction, but rather an individualized, flexible, and often informal correspondence. Poetry students will share weekly work with mentors and peers, while fiction and creative nonfiction/memoir students will share biweekly work with mentors and peers.

Participation in the mentorship for students who do not qualify for financial aid will cost $450 per mentee. There is no application fee. Mentee applicants for whom tuition will be a barrier are assured that fee remission and robust financial aid will be available.

Applications will be open through March 15, 2022.

February 2022 eLitPak :: CARVE Editing Workshop begins March 28

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Benefit from 10 rounds of intensive editing by an experienced editor on several of your short stories or essays and two one-on-one meetings. You may choose up to five stories or essays to work on through the course of the workshop. Deadlines are flexible and accommodate your schedule. Registration deadline: March 28, 2022. Visit website.

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February 2022 eLitPak :: Elk River Writers Workshop 2022

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Voices. Elevated.
Our workshop embodies the idea that deep, communal experiences with the wild open the door to creativity. Students who are serious about fostering a connection with place will work with some of the most celebrated nature writers in the U.S. For our 2022 workshop, we welcome faculty members Camille Dungy, Sean Hill, J. Drew Lanham, Beth Piatote, and Laura Pritchett. Visit website.

View full February 2022 eLitPak Newsletter.

Able Muse Translation Special Reading 2022

Able Muse Press Authors: Lee Harlin Bahan, Jan D. Hodge, John Ridland

Able Muse is pleased to announce a special reading taking place February 19, 2022 from 3 to 4:30 PM EDT. It will feature poets and translators Lee Harlin Bahan, Jan D. Hodge, and John Ridland with Len Krisak acting as host.

The reading will take place via Zoom and it’s open to the general public and free to register. Find full details and the registration information here.