In these workshops, participants were encouraged to tell the story of someone whose voice would not otherwise be heard, along with their own stories. The two-day workshops invite participants at every level of writing experience. Nominations are now open for the Alaska State Writer Laureate! Eligibility is open to Alaskan writers from all genres who, throughout their careers, have demonstrated:.
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Service to Alaskan communities and a commitment to the advancement of the Literary Arts in Alaskan communities. The role of the Laureate is to promote the literary arts and artists of Alaska.
Janice A. Lowe is a composer, poet and pianist.
Drew, Jr. She is the composer of Make Some Learned Noise , text by Randal Horton, an interactive poem with music, performed with the incoming freshman class, University of New Haven, She is a co-founder of The Dark Room Collective and a founding member of absolute theater co. Leora Fridman is an interdisciplinary artist, organizer, and educator living in California. She lives in Philadelphia.
Details can be found here. Both events are free and open to the public. She is a Kundiman fellow from Singapore and Ohio, where she now lives and works in Cincinnati. Martin has held senior editorial positions at Gulf Coast , Washington Square Review , and Epiphany , a literary journal, and he is Founding Editor of Loaded Bicycle , an online journal of poetry, art, and translation.
Hunt, S. She is founder and co-editor of Transom , an independent on-line poetry journal. She lives in Brooklyn.
Emily Pettit is the author of Goat in the Snow. She is a writer, visual artist, teacher, and an editor for Factory Hollow Press and jubilat. Home can be where we learn to first understand our place in the world, and a place we return to, again and again, for answers about how to be. A highlight of the conference!
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Be sure to join us for a chance to mingle and converse with authors and fellow attendees, and take advantage of the opportunity to get your books signed. Appetizers and a no-host bar with beer and wine will be provided from p. Faculty readings will begin at 5 p. Bring your coffee, journal, and questions: what can you expect of creative process, work patterns, editing opportunities, readings, publishing, and more.
Enjoy this early morning time together candidly discussing the writing life. Using prompts from Courtney Putnam's oracle deck Body Cards: Insight for the Body, Wisdom for the Soul , we will write from our bodies—perhaps our spleens, our scalenes, or our stirrup bones—and immerse ourselves in embodied writing practice. This session will explore how the body offers a landscape of personal experience, how the breath interacts with the poetic line, and how movement can lead to breakthroughs.
To what extent do characters—fictional, real-life, questionable, animal, and otherwise—drive all other elements of a story? What does it mean to find your voice? From sound and syntax to tone and point of view, writers of prose and poetry—Quenton Baker, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Jane Wong—discuss the challenge of crafting voices that carry. Writers ask how they can market their books effectively and economically.
No matter the genre, these tips help if you are self-marketing or working with a publicist. Learn how, when, and why to share what others need to know about you and your book. For years, YA literature was anathema to most teen readers.
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It was for the most part a mark of immaturity to be seen reading it. What happened to change all this and make YA now one of our premier centers of storytelling and bestsellers? How hard is it to write YA as compared to adult fiction?
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But what if we start uncovering what is true? In this session, we will use prompts, write together, and then read aloud, if desired. The prompts are designed to touch into those silences and facilitate connection with the body in order to stir stuff up and bring it out. Do you get overwhelmed or feel helpless at the mere thought of raging against the racism machine?
This is the class for you! Bring your guilt, your overwhelm, and your open mind as we successfully navigate the path to a better understanding of ally-ship through conversation and writing. This session engages the elegy, a lament for the dead. Through generative writing exercises, reading, and discussion, we will sing of grief, honor, and hope in verse.
Includes in-class writing exercises and critiques.
You have something to say and you are the best person to say it. Take seven concrete steps toward finding your voice, blending the political with the personal, and crafting an essay that commands attention. In this class, Nancy will offer a new, more expansive way of thinking about how we categorize fiction.