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Writing Workshops You May Want To Check Out

Here are some writing workshops that are approaching that you may not know about yet: 

Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Application deadline: Rolling

The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2014. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants. July 6-12, 2014. College credit available to undergraduate students. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/summer/writing/


Dylan Thomas’ Wales

July 8-15, 2014

Writer who loves to travel? Join us in the UK to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Immerse yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline. For poets, fiction, memoir and nonfiction writers. “I had a more enriching experience at the retreat than in the book-writing group I attended for a year. Our workshop leader was at the top of the scale, keeping the workshop intensive, genuine, supportive and inspiring.” —Juliet, Philadelphia, PA
Learn more: www.murphywriting.com/writing-getaways/dylan-thomas-wales-writing-retreat.html.


The Frost Place Poetry Programs

Application deadline: Rolling

Study poetry at the home of Robert Frost in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Conference on Poetry and Teaching—June 22–26, 2014— Classroom teachers and poet/teachers to share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom.

Conference on Poetry—July 13–19, 2014—Spend a week at “intensive poetry camp” with writers committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry.

Poetry Seminar—August 3–9, 2014—Dedicated poets delve intensely into the poetic process in a small group setting. Discounts and scholarships available. www.frostplace.org ~ frost@frostplace.org ~ 603-823-5510


The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers

June 4-9, 2014

Small, intensive workshops focused on manuscript revision. Craft talks and public readings by our distinguished faculty including Stanley Plumly, Rebecca McClanahan, Lee K. Abbott, and Sidney Wade. Private manuscript consultations with a Gettysburg Review editor. www.gettysburgreview.com/conference/


Jackson Hole Writers Conference

Online/Postmark application/registration deadline: June 25, 2014

If you need inspiration to write, come to the mountains of Wyoming for the 22nd Jackson Hole Writers Conference, June 26-28, 2014. Scenery, clear alpine air, and wildlife abound, even in the streets of Jackson. Our conference proudly continues its tradition of fostering the practical and literary sides of writing. Featured writers include Justin Torres, Craig Johnson, Katherine Howe, Jon Mooallem, Tim Sandlin, James Magnuson, and Bill Ransom. Workshops, panels, Q&A. $365 registration until May 12; $30 manuscript critiques a conference hallmark. Accompanying teens are welcome. www.jacksonholewritersconference.com

Colgate Writers’ Conference

June 15-21, 2014 

Our senior staff is here to talk with you about writing and the writing life, and to work with you on your fiction, poetry, novel, or creative nonfiction. Whether you are a veteran writer or a novice, we offer a full schedule of consultations, workshops, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and informal conversations that will sustain your long-range efforts or help you get started.

Bring a story, a book in progress, some poems, or a novel, and work with us on developing narrative strategies, verse techniques, and methods of research. Members of the publishing profession will also be here to discuss marketplace tactics while you spend a week at the campus that the Princeton Review named America’s most beautiful.

For more information check out this link http://www.colgate.edu/community/summerprograms/adult-programs/colgate-writers-conference


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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