November 29, 2023

Free Talk: How to Write Opening Pages that Win Over Readers and Agents With Eric Smith

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November 4, 2023

Free Talk: A Conversation with a Literary Agent Michael Mungiello and Author Daisuke Shen

Announcing Short Fiction Intensive with Daisuke Shen. The workshop includes in-depth personal feedback on two drafts of a story, as well as personal recommendations for literary journals that may be interested in your work. It’s from December 18th to 22nd. Space is strictly limited to just 10 participants. If you’re interested, you can learn more…

October 18, 2023

Free Lecture: Practical Ways to Combat “Publishing Block”

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September 20, 2023

Free Lecture: Sentiment & Sentimentality — The Art and Craft of Writing Powerful Emotions

Visit Ellen’s Website Ellen mentioned quite a few authors, books, and quotes during the lecture here are some of them. The Situation and The Story by Vivian Gornick Dog Years by Mark Doty Best Words, Best Order by Stephen Dobyns The Art of Fiction by John Gardner “A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to…

August 13, 2023

Free Lecture: How to End a Poem with Resonance with Kimiko Hahn

Visit Kimiko’s Website This lecture was loosely based on an essay originally published in the American Poetry Review. You can get a copy here.

August 10, 2023

Free Lecture: How to Hook Readers and Publishers With Your Opening Pages

Presented By Emily Colin Download the Slides

July 24, 2023

Free Lecture: How to Write a Dynamic Act One for Your Novel

Presented by Ley Taylor Johnson Visit Ley’s Website Download the Slides Download Ley’s Book

July 4, 2023

Free Lecture: How to Write Romance Novels Readers Love

Presented by Emily Colin Work With Emily Colin On Your Romance Novel Download the Slides

June 16, 2023

Free Lecture: Reflections on Voice and Responsibility in Poetry with Kwame Dawes

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June 14, 2023

Lecture: Not a Poem, Not an Essay, but a Secret Third Thing ‒ Introduction to the Zuihitsu

Presented by Eugenia Leigh Buy Eugenia’s Book View the Slides Eugenia Leigh is a Korean American poet and the author of two poetry collections. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Atlantic, The Nation, Guernica, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Poetry Northwest. Her latest book, Bianca, was released this March. You can order…