Session II of Daphne Review‘s Mentorship Program for Rising Seniors will take place virtually from September 5-26, 2022. This session will focus on entries to YoungArts and Scholastic Competitions. Learn more by stopping by the NewPages Classifieds.
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.
This year’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop will be taking place October 20 through 22. You get to enjoy celebrated comedians and authors, including “Cathy” cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, SNL legend Laraine Newman, and more. Deadline to register is October 1 or until the event is sold out. Learn more by stopping by the NewPages Classifieds.
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.
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.
Terrain.org 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 Terrain.org, 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.
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.
Writer and cartoonist Alyssa Graybeal is inviting participants to join her Group Coaching for Crip Memoirists. Identifying as “queer crip editor/book coach and award-winning memoirist,” Graybeal’s mission is to “ignite budding crip memoirists to start writing their books with confidence” in an effort to “untangle ableism” and empower marginalized communities of all kinds. If you are a writer who identifies as disabled, chronically ill, or neurodiverse, and you’re “ready to take down ableism through storytelling,” Graybeal promises a “superchill, supportive environment” to help get you started – or perhaps continue – to develop your story to share with others. The 60-minute weekly group sessions start on Monday, July 11, 2022. Find more details at her website here. Graybeal’s manuscript, Floppy: Tales of a Genetic Freak of Nature at the End of the World won the 2020 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award and is forthcoming Spring 2023.
The Society of Classical Poets welcomes all to attend a reading of exquisite poetry and conversations with the poets with the 100 Days of Dante Poetry Competition’s winning poems read as part of the event. Hosted by James Sale.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
2 p.m. (New York time), 7 p.m. (U.K. time)
Duration: 1 hour via Zoom
Featured Poems & Readers
“Silver Fire” by Gail Kathleen Jardine, read by Michael Pietrack
“Contemplating Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer” by James A. Tweedie
“Aurora” by Andrew Benson Brown
“Easter Monday” by Cynthia Erlandson
“Papa’s Commedia” by Nicholas Walz
“Three Fates” by Cheryl Corey, read by Joseph Sale
“Stars” by Jillian Bober, read by Evan Mantyk
“Dante’s Song” by Professor Angela O’Donnell
This event is open to everyone. On June 26, simply visit this page and click the link that will appear at the top of this listing under “Location.”
Join us for the Willow Writers Retreat in Hermann, Missouri July 10-14. Sumptuous breakfasts, yoga, wineries. Discussions led by Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer. Topics include Writing Strong Characters; Creating a Sense of Place; Believable Dialogue. Before May 31: $350.00; Before June 15: $400.00; After June 15: $450.00. Accommodations separate, contact the Inn at Hermanhoff for reduced rate: (573) 486-5199. Visit website or call (954) 806-3878.