2022 Events

Lit Mag News :: The Common Author’s Postcard Auction

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The Common, the award-winning literary magazine based in Amherst, MA, is opening its ninth annual Author Postcard Auction on November 7, 2022. Authors will write and send postcards in time for the holidays! This unique online auction gives book lovers from around the world the opportunity to bid on handwritten, personalized postcards from their favorite writers. The Common, whose mission is to deepen society’s sense of place through literature and nurture the careers of new and international writers, is directly benefited by proceeds from the auction. They support payment to and mentorship of emerging authors as well as The Common’s post-grad editorial fellowship.

2022 Postcard Auction Authors: Rumaan Alam, Rabih Alameddine, Gina Apostol, Christina Baker Kline, Alison Bechdel, Matt Bell, Alexander Chee, Tara Conklin, Jennifer Croft, Edwidge Danticat, Anthony Doerr, Esi Edugyan, Jennifer Egan, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Craig Finn, Jonathan Franzen, Neil Gaiman, Andrew Sean Greer, Lauren Groff, Joe Hill, Leslie Jamison, Hari Kunzru, Fran Lebowitz, Min Jin Lee, Megha Majumdar, Elizabeth McCracken, Natalie Merchant, Claire Messud, Christopher Moore, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Tommy Orange, Julie Otsuka, R. J. Palacio, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Safran Foer, George Saunders, David Sedaris, Jim and Karen Shepard, Amanda Shires, Lynn Steger Strong, Elizabeth Strout, Donna Tartt, Jeff Tweedy, Anne Tyler, Claire Vaye Watkins, Chris Ware.

October 2022 eLitPak :: Madville Publishing at the 2022 Southern Festival of Books

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Madville Publishing congratulates Pauletta Hansel, Susan O’Dell Underwood, and Jeff Hardin, all featured authors at The Southern Festival of Books this year, Friday, October 14, 12 PM – Sunday, October 16, 5 PM, in Nashville, Tennessee. We hope to see you there! (We’ll be in booth #15!) View flyer or visit our website.

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Event :: Winter 2022-23 Caesura Poetry Workshop Offerings

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John Sibley Williams’ Caesura Poetry Workshop has announced Winter 2022-23 virtual events! First off there is a FREE generative workshop taking place Saturday, December 10 via Zoom: Burning Down the Old Year: Writing Poems About the New Year. Then in January, enjoy a critique and generative workshops series happening each Friday while in February these will be held on Sundays.

View their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

September 2022 eLitPak :: 24th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival

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Registration Deadline: October 15, 2022
Featuring headliners Carmen Agra Deedy, Sarah “Juba” Addison and local legend, Cisco Guevara at the main show on 10/15/22 at 7pm at the TCA, Taos, NM. Other events include community storytelling, storyswap, storytelling workshop, and a children’s performance at an elementary school. Come, tell a story, hear a story, laugh, cry and be entertained. FMI, go to our online schedule or call SOMOS, 575-758-0081. View flyer to learn more.

View the full September 2022 eLitPak Newsletter here. Want to get our eLitPak opportunities delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe today!

Events :: Poetry Foundation Library

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You don’t need to live in New York to take advantage of the many free events offered by the Poetry Foundation Library. Their calendar is peppered with community activities that include in-person with a virtual option as well as virtual-only events. Events like a Book Club with small group discussion online, moderated by library staff, with all participants residing in the U.S. offered a complimentary copy of the book; Forms & Features, which is billed as “part discussion, part poetry workshop,” online monthly series; and numerous Readings and Lectures, Screenings, and Performances.

The two upcoming Book Clubs are All the Blood Involved in Love by Maya Marshall [pictured] on September 30 and Somebody Else Sold the World by Adrian Matejka on October 21. Participants are welcome to sign up for one but not both club events. Closed captioning is available via Google Meet and an ASL interpreter will be provided upon request.

Event :: National Write Out 2022

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Write Out (#writeout) is a free two-week celebration of writing, making, and sharing inspired by the great outdoors. It is a public invitation to get out and create that is supported with a series of online activities, made especially for educators, students, and families, to explore national parks and other public spaces. The goal is to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing using the common hashtag #writeout.

This year’s Write Out is STEAM-Powered (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and will run October 9-23, 2022. To support this theme, Write Out will be organized around the use of notebooks and journals that inspire observing, describing and annotating just like STEAM professionals do!

Write Out encourages all participants to get outdoors, write, create, reflect, share, and connect with one another on and offline. Your time commitment and level of participation in Write Out is flexible; you can use any of the content created in your own way, at your own pace, for and with your own community—you are also welcome to create your own!

Sign up now to receive information to support your planning and participation: https://writeout.nwp.org.

Event :: Caesura Poetry Workshops Fall 2022 Offerings

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Join award-winning poet, editor, and writing coach John Sibley Williams this fall for virtual Caesura Poetry Workshops. These are hosted via Zoom. Upcoming classes include Writing Evocative Love Poems (September 17), Elegy: Writing Poems of Loss (October 2 & 9), two group critique classes (Fridays in October, Sundays in November), and more.

See the ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Events :: Chestnut Review Aug/Sept Workshops

Stubborn writers wanted! Join Chestnut Review Managing Editor Maria S. Picone and Poetry Editor A.R. Salandy for a variety of unique workshops offered through August (there’s still time!) and September:

  • Drop-in Accountability Workshop (August 28)
  • Using Multiple Languages in Your Work (September 4)
  • The Submission & Editorial Process: Understanding the Literary World (September 10)
  • Stubborn Writers Workshop (September 17)
  • Unpacking Flash (September 25)

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

Free Feedback Fridays Ongoing

If you’re not following Chestnut Review on Twitter, you’re missing out on Free Feedback Fridays! Follow and retweet our #freefeedbackfriday post on the first Friday of each month and you’ll enter a drawing to win a free critique on your submission. The next one is on Friday, September 2nd.

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.