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    Writer's Notebook

    Giving Thanks to the Ampersand

    Did you know that September 8 is National Ampersand Day?


  • September Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    An Eye for the Long Run

    Martin Lammon's tribute to Donald Hall in the September 2019 issue


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    Writer's Notebook

    The PCJ Essay

    Clifford Thompson on the personal in the critical-slash-journalistic essay


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Witnessing the Furious Flowering

    Joanne V. Gabbin on valuing Black poetry


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    Writer's Notebook

    Feeling Possible

    Chelsea McLin reflects on the legacy of Toni Morrison


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    Conference & Bookfair

    #AWP20 Accepted Events

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Writer's Notebook: "Witnessing the Furious Flowering of African American Poetry"

Joanne V. Gabbin | August 2019

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Sep 19

    Hampton Roads Writers 11th Annual Writers' Conference Sept 19 - 21, 2019

    HRW's 11th Annual Writers' Conference, which takes place Sept. 19 - 21, 2019 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills, and

  • Sep 21

    Mini Writing Getaway

    September 21, 2019 - Atlantic City, NJ A one day retreat for poets and writers

  • Sep 22

    Bread Loaf in Sicily

    This intensive program provides a small group of writers with a concentrated and personalized Bread Loaf experience.

  • Sep 25

    Your Right Livelihood: A Training in Doing the Work, Art, & Service You Love

    "The training gave me the tools to wade through all the possibilities, identify those that best expressed my values, and make a plan for my future.” ~ Diane Glass, writer and spiritual director

  • Sep 26

    The Power of Words

    Transformation, liberation, and celebration through the spoken, written, and sung word. Find your voice with workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration, and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activi

  • Sep 30

    The Himalayan Fiction Writers Retreat

    To shake up your writing, you need to take a big leap out of your comfort zone. Chances are, your writing will follow.

  • Oct 01

    Bookgardan: A Year's Sustenance for Writers

    A 12-month, low-residency book cultivation & mentorship program of sustained individual mentorship and ongoing small-group interaction online, bracketed by two week-long residencies.

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