Elk River Writers Workshop 2016

The Elk River Writers Workshop takes place in beautiful southwest Montana in historic Chico  Hot Springs between Yellowstone and Livingston. It is a 4-day seminar taking place on August 8-11. Accepted students are able to pick their own workshop formats and faculty members to work with during the program. The class sizes are small and the faculty are experienced in a variety of different writing fields. Workshops being offered include: Writing About Environment, Eccentrics and Left Outs (Generative Non-fiction), Writing What You Know (Autobiography in Fiction) and Swimming Upstream. Applications for this program are open until June 1. Submissions include a completed application, writing sample and $15 application fee. All writing samples must be under 1,000 words. Program fees are $1,000 for tuition and $200 for meals and fees. Lodging is up to you and is paid for separately and on your own. There are scholarships available for this conference. If interested in applying for either the Native American or General scholarships, email Elk River Books with both a letter of reference and a 500 word essay describing your desire to attend the conference and your financial need by May 1.

Summer Writers Colony 2016

The Summer Writers Colony takes place at the New School in the heart of historic Greenwich Village (NY). They host a variety of workshops in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Here is a supportive place to make progress on a current writing project, experiment with new writing styles and forms across genres and meet other writers who are working at all different levels. Currently, they are looking for a total of 36 writers for their June program. Students who attend may earn 6 undergraduate credits in 3 weeks or opt for no credit. Housing will be offered at the new University Center and check in for housing will be May 31, check out on June 20. Keep in mind that tuition and fees for credit are $7,260 total and for noncredit are $4,340 total excluding registration fees and enrollment is on a first come first serve basis.

Writers in New York

Writers in New York is part of NYU’s Creative Writing Opportunities which also include Writers in Florence (May 19-June 25), Writers in Paris (June 25-July 23), and their on-campus Writing Workshops (May 23-July 5 and July 6-Aug. 16). Writers in New York will take place May 23-June 16 and take place in Greenwich Village in a historic townhouse in the same neighborhood as many famous writers (including Mark Twain, E.E. Cummings, Richard Wright and Frank O’Hara among a few). There will be workshops and craft classes offered daily in the subjects of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction during this intense 4-week program. There will also be assigned reading and writing designed to encourage immersion in New York City as well as a series of readings, panels, literary field trips and special events with acclaimed authors and editors. There is no application deadline, but it is encouraged that you apply as soon as possible.

Summer Residency Program

The University of Arizona Poetry Center awards one residency each year to a poet to spend two weeks (between June 1-Aug. 31) writing in Tucson, Arizona. Writers at any stage of their careers are more than welcome to apply, including emerging writers. Residents stay at a studio apartment on the University’s campus and close to the library of contemporary poetry. Writers will also receive a stipend of $500. The deadline for applications is April 3 and there is an application fee of $15. Residents will have plenty of quiet time to focus on their writing and are given no responsibilities beyond a single public reading. Only one person is offered this residency every year.

Conference on Poetry

Applicants are invited to spend a week at an intensive poetry writing conference hosted by The Frost Place. Here, those who attend will be able to network with other writers while learning more about crafting poetry. There will be daily classes and workshops, lectures, writing and revising time in a safe, supportive environment comprised of your poetry writing peers. They also offer the Latin@ Scholarship for this conference to encourage the Latin@ voice in poetry and literary arts at The Frost Place and broader literary world. This scholarship will be offered to an applicant who, ideally, identifies as Latin@, has strong commitment to the Latin@ community and is at least 21 years old. They also offer the Gregory Pardlo Fellowship to African American poets writing in English who have published up to one book of poetry. This particular conference will take place July 10-16. The application deadline is June 5 and the scholarship deadline is May 5.


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