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Event :: Apply Now for the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference

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Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Event Dates:
May 19 – 22, 2022
Location: Brevard, North Carolina
Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the May 19-22, 2022 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference will explore the theme “A Sense of Place” with faculty Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Crystal Wilkinson leading workshops on poetry, nonfiction, and fiction writing. A partnership between the Transylvania County Library and Brevard College, the annual conference consists of writing workshops for select participants and community readings by the workshop leaders. Workshops are limited to 12 participants and scholarships are available. Acceptance is competitive and based on manuscript evaluation. There is no charge to apply. For more information visit www.lgrwc.org.

October 2021 eLitPak :: 18th Annual 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 workshop by November 15. 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 October 2021 eLitPak Newsletter.

Event :: 2021 Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference

Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021
Event Dates: November 13–14, 2021
Location: Virtual
Join us on November 13th and 14th for the Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference! The online two-day conference features writing workshops and craft talks for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, children’s book authors, and young adult novelists. Some of this year’s faculty include Jose Hernandez Diaz, Laekan Zea Kemp, Megan Harlan, and Jakob Guanzon. The keynote will be given by Anna Qu, author of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. Conference registration is $80 ($50 for students) now through November 12th. Please visit the website for more information.

Three Able Muse Authors Book Launch Reading Event on October 24

Able Muse October 24, 2021 Reading bannerAble Muse Press will be hosting a virtual launch, Q&A, and reading event for three of its authors on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 3-4PM EST. Host will be Emily Leithauser, winner of the 2015 Able Muse Book Award.

Will Cordeiro will be reading from Trap Street: Poems. Cordeiro was the winner of the 2019 Able Muse Book Award. J.C. Todd, runner-up of the 2019 Able Muse Book Award, will be reading from Beyond Repair: Poems.

David Berman’s collection Progressions of the Mind: Poems has been published posthumously. Special mini host Paulette Demers will be reading from his work with Bruce Bennett and Rhina P. Espaillat.

Registration is free and required to attend. Register now so you don’t miss out and don’t forget to grab your copies of these titles.

Event :: 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
Event Location: Virtual
18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, 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.

September 2021 eLitPak :: Come to the 22nd Annual Taos Storytelling Festival

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Our 22nd Annual Taos Storytelling Festival features a two hour workshop by Cisco Guevara on “The Art of Storytelling,” a free community story swap, and an evening of ten featured tellers competing for cash prizes on the theme of “Transformations.” Judges are Cisco Guevara, Sarah Malone, & David McDonnell. For registration and schedule view our website, call 575-758-0081, or send us an email.

View the full September 2021 eLitPak Newsletter here.

September 2021 eLitPak :: 20% off Your First Class at Caesura Poetry Workshop

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Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, group discussion, writing prompts, poem critiques, and writing time. Come join our growing community! 1-1 personalized workshops, coaching, and manuscript critiques to keep you writing and inspired also available. More information here.

View the full September 2021 eLitPak Newsletter here.

Call :: Seeking 20 Word Quotations, Inclusion in Outdoor Exhibit, Cash Award

outdoor art and writing exhibitDeadline: October 6, 2021
Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images paired with a quotation created by local, national, and international artists and writers. Entries can be no longer than 20 words and should be centered by our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be displayed from January 15 – April 10, 2022. A cash award of $1,000 is given for “Best Quotation.” www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-a-quotation-2022-exhibit/

Event :: You Had Me at Room Service!

Hotel Key ChainApplication Deadline: September 28, 2021
Applications for A Hotel Room of One’s Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program will be accepted Sept. 7-28. Fee: $25. Two emerging humor writers will receive registration, travel and hotel expenses for the March 24-26 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, where they will spend two weeks at the University of Dayton Marriott to work on their writing projects. It’s the gift of time to write and free room service. Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, and Mike Reiss, veteran Simpsons writer, will choose two winners. Package value: approximately $5,000. Experience: priceless. Cash prizes for finalists and honorable mentions.

River Heron Review’s Fall 2021 Workshops

watercolor painting of a river heronDid you know River Heron Review offers workshops? These virtual workshops create an encouraging writing environment with a supportive community open to offering and receiving feedback. The Fall 2021 workshops include “Witnessing and the Poetics of Social Justice,” “(Re)Discovering Your Writer’s Voice,” and “Write the Story of Your Life,” among others. The dates and prices vary, so don’t miss out on your chance to attend these workshops—go check out the Fall 2021 offerings here.