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The Vermont Studio Center is seeking a visionary, passionate, and inspiring leader to carry on the remarkable spirit and success created over the Center's first 35 years. The Executive Director will work with VSC's engaged trustees and the Center's experienced and dedicated staff to continue, strengthen, and advance the community's founding Mission and Core Values. The position is charged by the Board of Trustees to provide leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the Vermont Studio Center.
PEN OUT LOUD
PEN America presents PEN Out Loud, an author conversation series presented with the Strand Book Store that convenes vital and timely conversations and uplifts emerging and established literary voices. This winter, join Saidiya Hartman with Leslie Jamison, Mitchell S. Jackson with Imani Perry, Ken Liu with Andrew Marantz, Bernardine Evaristo with Safiya Sinclair, Emily St. John Mandel with Samantha Hunt. Tickets and more information can be found at
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COMMUNITY OF WRITERS WORKSHOPS
For 50 years, the Community of Writers has held weeklong summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley, California. Our goal is to help talented poets and writers improve their craft with workshops, individual conferences, craft lectures, and panels. Poetry: June 20-27; Writers Workshops: July 6-13. Financial aid available. Deadline to apply is March 28.
www.communityofwriters.org (530) 470-8440.
2020 WRITING CONFERENCE: ITALY
Join us in Italy for an exciting and intimate event: the third annual Leopardi Writing Conference. Workshop your writing with award-winning authors in an inspiring medieval Italian hilltop town, minutes from the coast. Prose: Samina Ali, Jonathan Moore, and Mary Volmer; Poetry: Brandon Amico and Gabe Gomez. Meet with a literary agent and get expert advice. Past faculty include Patricia Hampl, Lynn Freed, and Lou Berney. Scholarships available, including full tuition and lodging at luxury hotel. NO FEE TO APPLY!
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FESTIVAL OF FAITH & WRITING
The Festival of Faith & Writing is a three-day celebration of literature and belief from April 16–18, 2020, and includes pre-conference workshops on April 15 to focus writing and personal development. As we celebrate Festival’s 30th anniversary, we’re thrilled to host Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, Coretta Scott King recipients, and 100+ others, including novelist Min Jin Lee, On Being podcaster Krista Tippet, poet Kaveh Akbar, and speechwriter for former First Lady Michelle Obama Sarah Hurwitz. Register today!
LITERARY MENTORSHIP & EDITING
Realize your vision for your book with the guidance of internationally acclaimed novelist/memoirist Kate Moses: professional editor with 30+ years experience (Salon, North Point Press), bestselling author translated into 18 languages (Wintering, Mothers Who Think), devoted & generous teacher taking writers under her wing for three decades. Specializing in literary fiction, nonfiction, & mixed genre. Whether developmental brainstorming or strategic restructuring of a draft, Kate's work with you & for you will be invested, insightful, expansive, and nurturing. Holistic and fine-detailed feedback during recorded manuscript conferences. Free initial consultation. Also: writing-intensive retreats, year-long Bookgardan program with residencies. Email:
Complete details at Birds & Muses
2020 JOURNAL NON/FICTION PRIZE
Submit to The Journal's Non/Fiction Collection Prize! The prize carries a cash award of $1500 and publication with The Ohio State University Press. Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories, essays, or a combination of the two, and should be between 150–350 pages. Individual pieces may be previously published, just not the manuscript as a whole. All manuscripts will be judged anonymously. The prize is open to all writers, whether or not they have previously published a book. Submit between February 1 and March 1. For more information, visit
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SANTA FE & TAOS AUTUMN SOJOURN
Sacred Lands. Sacred Words. Sacred Art. A 7-day/6-night adventure into the cultural heartland of the American Southwest focusing on Native American art, Pueblo culture, the great literary salons of a century ago, and the delicious cuisines of New Mexico. Includes a day with renowned Santa Clara Pueblo sculptor Roxanne Swentzell (at her gallery and touring Bandelier National Monument), and a rare and intimate encounter with the horses of EQUUS©. Led by Cherokee artist John Gritts and author Page Lambert (leader of creative retreats for 23 years).
10 spaces remain (sells out quickly/early booking recommended). September 6-12, 2020.
Books & Publications
SPDhandpicked features four new titles every month—the best of the 500 independent publishers that SPD represents. And we put these books on sale to the public at 20% with code HANDPICKED for the whole month! Loosely themetized around concepts of readerly interest, from HISTORY to INTIMACY, or even DELIRIUM, these books are certified small press—we're sure you'll relish them.
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