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Event :: Amherst Writers & Artists Workshops

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Registration Deadline: Rolling
Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) workshops follow a proven method that affirms writers by building confidence, creating an atmosphere of equal exploration, and protecting confidentiality. AWA trains writers to uphold the AWA method and become workshop leaders who work with everyone from novice writers, who have been led to believe they have no voice, to experienced writers seeking to hone their craft. AWA-trained leaders have founded a number of incredible non-profits devoted to using writing to address social justice issues. See our website for more information.

Event :: Get Your Tickets for the 2022 Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival is taking place January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. There’s still time to purchase tickets to individual events and apply for a one-on-one conference!

November 2021 eLitPak :: 2022 Uncommon Hours

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Live Virtual Classes on Craft, Publishing, and Productivity

Catalyze your writing in 2022 and meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Uncommon Hours 2022 monthly virtual class + generative writing community features 10 live classes on craft, publishing, and productivity. Boost your skills with craft tips; support yourself as a writer with self-care practices; and find out how to query agents, write book proposals, pitch editors, and submit to journals.

View the full November 2021 eLitPak Newsletter.

November 2021 eLitPak :: 2022 Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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Virtual festival takes place January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. Apply to attend a one-on-one conference by December 1. Special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Find out more at our website.

View the full November 2021 eLitPak Newsletter.

Obsidian Announces Three New Events for Fall 2021

Obsidian Voices Fall 2021 LineupStarted in 2020 to help bring writers and audiences together in celebration of newly created work, #ObsidanVoices is back with three new events! All events are virtual and free to attend. You do have to register, still, though.

First off is Radiant Youth. Taking place November 19th at 6PM CST, this event is a reading and conversation celebrating Issue 46.2. Lineup includes Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Alex Jennings, C. Liegh McInnis, Chinonye Omeirondi, and Kristina Kay Robinson. Moderator of the event is Danielle L. Littlefield.

Next is Suppose Sorrow Was a Time Machine – a reading and conversation celebrating Obsidian 47.1. This will take place virtually on December 3 at 6PM CST. Moderated by Sheree Renée Thomas and Nandi Comer, the lineup features Sheree L. Greer, Michal “MJ” Jones, Shayla Lawz, Christian Loriel Lucas, and Daniel B. Summerhill.

Lastly, we have Heirloom: Preserving HBCU Futures – a reading and conversation celebrating Obsidian 47.2. This will take place online December 10 at 6PM CST. Moderated by Sheree Renée Thomas and featuring Reynaldo Anderson, Roman Johnson, Tony Medina, Carmin Wong, and more.

If you’re interested in submitting to Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, they have extended the deadline to submit to their Gender Queer/Genre Queer Playground Special Issue. Ronaldo V. Wilson is the issue’s guest editor. Submissions due by January 1, 2022.

Event :: Able Muse November 2021 Book Launch Reading

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to register! Able Muse Press’ next Book Launch and Reading will take place on November 13, 2021 from 3-4 PM EDT. Registration is required, but no worries it’s free!

The event will be hosted by Deirdre O’Conner and will feature a reading and Q&A with authors Len Krisak and Rebecca Starks.

Len Krisak, winner of the 2020 Able Muse Book Award, will be reading from his winning book just released on November 1, Say What You Will. Rebecca Starks will be reading from her forthcoming title Fetch, Muse (due out on November 26, but available for pre-order).

Besides the reading and Q&A, Able Muse Press has announced the publication of Brian Culhane’s Remembering Lethe. The book is available for pre-order and will be published on December 17. Culhane was a finalist for the 2020 Able Muse Book Award.

Event :: Amherst Writers: Valuing All Voices-Building Bridges through Writing

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Registration Deadline: Rolling
Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) workshops follow a proven method that affirms writers by building confidence, creating an atmosphere of equal exploration, and protecting confidentiality. AWA trains writers to uphold the AWA method and become workshop leaders who work with everyone from novice writers, who have been led to believe they have no voice, to experienced writers seeking to hone their craft. AWA-trained leaders have founded a number of incredible non-profits devoted to using writing to address social justice issues. See our website for more information.

Creative Nonfiction’s Self-Guided Write Your Memoir Month

creative nonfiction write your memoir month screenshotNot wanting to let novelists have all the fun during the month of November, Creative Nonfiction is offering a self-guided Write Your Memoir course.

Running from November 1-26, the course is patterned after their popular Thirty-Minute Memoir and is designed to “help you break the potentially overwhelming task of writing a memoir into manageable daily writing assignments.”

Each week’s lesson will be revealed on Mondays and will focus on a different aspect of memoir writing and offers daily prompts to help you generate work and inspiration via written lectures and selected readings.

The best part? It’s only $29.99, so join NaMeWriMo today!

Event :: Still Time to Register for a Workshop at the 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival is taking place January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop by November 15!

Event :: Ireland Writing Retreat – Wild Atlantic Way – June 12-16, 2022

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Event Dates: June 12-16, 2022
Location: Delphi Resort Adventure Spa in Leenane, Ireland
With Carolyn Dawn Flynn, acclaimed novelist/memoirist and TEDx speaker, and writer-poet Jona Kottler. Let the mythic landscape of Connemara call you to a writing adventure at this enchanted spa resort. For writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Participants receive an extensive editorial letter and individual consultations, plus craft talks. Whether you’re writing essays or a book-length memoir, short stories or a novel, this retreat is designed to help you deepen and refine your work-in-progress. You will have time to write at this generative and restorative retreat. Website: www.carolynflynn.com/ireland-retreat-2022/