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    The Unrecog-nized Present

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  • November Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    I Have Been on a Fried Chicken Journey

    Colson Whitehead in the November 2019 issue


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Writer's Notebook: "The Novel at the End of the World: An Inquiry"

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Podcast: Episode 76: A Reading and Conversation with Ben Fountain and Amy Tan, Sponsored by the National Book Critics Circle

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  • Jan 07

    Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

    Join award-winning authors, editors, agents and marketing experts for a three day intensive writing conference focused on both the craft and the business of writing essays, biography, memoir, and narrative nonfiction.

  • Jan 09

    Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program

    Key West has one of the most intriguing literary heritages of any place in America. With an annual readers' seminar and an array of writers' workshops, plus scholarship opportunities for teachers and librarians, the Key West Literary Seminar ensures that

  • Jan 17

    26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

    January 17-20, 2020 Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring.

  • Jan 17

    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

    January 17-20, 2020 A supportive, participant-focused writers' conference

  • Jan 18

    16th Annual Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

    Located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, this writers’ conference features professional writers at the top of their form spending quality time with motivated and talented participants seeking an intimate, un

  • Jan 20

    Maui Writers Retreat

    Acclaimed writers conference with New York Times best-selling authors and literary agents. Hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency.

  • Jan 20

    16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

    Six days and evenings of extraordinary poetry events featuring America's most engaging and award-winning poets. Held annually in January in Delray Beach, Florida. The Festival also hosts community poetry events throughout the year.

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