Countdown to the Gathering of Writers!

Writing Well-Done: How Do You Know Your Work is Reader Ready? 

Fiction writer Bryan Leung, will address this topic in his keynote lecture for this year’s Gathering of Writers, “Raw, Rare, Medium, or Well-done: When can You Stick a Fork in It? (vegetarian version)”.

Leung offers a 100% guarantee that the moment his lecture is over, “…you will know with absolute certainty when any piece of writing you are working on is done, complete, fin.”

Though, he says, Restrictions may apply: Side effects may include nausea, writer’s block, inner peace, turf toe, prolific output, self-doubt, self-confidence, mixed metaphors, and/or a lifetime of satisfying manuscripts. You will learn ways to know when your story, poem, essay, or play is finished—and much, much more.

Join us at the Indiana Landmarks Center when Indiana's best established and emerging writers will meet for a full day of classes on the writing craft.  Sessions in poetry, fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction will be presented by nine accomplished Indiana writers, including Andrew Black, Brian Brodeur, Mary Ann Cain, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Jean Harper, George Kalamaras, Adrian Matejka, Michael McColly and Greg Schwipps.  You’ll leave full of inspiration, armed with ideas to reach the moment when you know your work is well-done—along with a hundred other writers who feel the same way.  


Brian Leung is the author of Take Me Home (HarperCollins) which was a recipient of a Willa Award for Historical Fiction, World Famous Love Acts (Sarabande Books) the recipient of both the Mary McCarthy Award in Short Fiction and the Asian American Literary Award for fiction, and the well-received novel, Lost Men (Random House). In 2012 Lambda Literary Foundation presented him with its Mid-Career Novelist Award. Brian’s fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies as well as Story, Numero Cinq, The Ocean State Review, Crazyhorse, Grain, Gulf Coast, Kinesis, The Barcelona Review, Mid-American Review, Salt Hill, Gulf Stream, River City, Runes, The Bellingham Review, Hyphen, Velocity, The Connecticut Review, Blithe House Quarterly, Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, Crowd, and in the short story anthologies, The Habit of Art, Law and Disorder, and Altered States. He is also the co-author of the non-fiction humor title, Not Another Feel Good Singles Book.  For six years Professor Leung worked with the U.S. Department of State Institute on Contemporary U.S. Literature where, in his final year, he served as Principal Investigator and Director. He is a recipient of the University of Louisville's President’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity, and a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award at that same institution.  Currently, he serves as Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University. A native of California, he received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He has teaching experience in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, literary genre, and special topics in contemporary American literature. His writing interests include writing within difference and diversity including concerns surrounding race, class, gender, and sexuality. His novel, Ivy vs. Dogg is forthcoming from C&R press in fall, 2017.



Make your Gathering experience complete and take the Sunday Master Class with Brian Leung!  $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
Master Class: Revising Revision


$85 Members / $150 Nonmembers

Special Scholarship Opportunity:
One scholarship available for a woman in financial need, who has overcome or lives with a learning disability, or a disability of another kind.  Please submit a 250 word statement which describes your need and how you would benefit from going to the Gathering of Writers. This scholarship was made possible by donation, and includes registration for the Gathering of Writers on Saturday, March 25th, as well as the Master Class with Brian Leung on Sunday, March 26th. Non-transferable.
Email your statement to rachel@indianawriters.org.


*A limited number of scholarships are available for full-time students. They may be requested with a teacher recommendation. Email rachel@indianawriters.org 

Lunch will be guaranteed for all attendees who pre-register by 03/21/2017. 

                

 

Gathering of Writers Refund Policy

 

 

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:


 

 

 

Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions

Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share?  Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:

Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park

Frankfort, recently received a $3,000 grant through the Indiana Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks and Historic Places program to offer a program for writers at all levels called Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park.

Writers can participate in the program by submitting essays, poems, and short stories about or inspired by McCormick’s Creek State Park to a chapbook being compiled, edited, and published by Craig, who also is a freelance editor and writing coach. Writers don’t have to attend the Writing in Place workshop or be a resident of Indiana to participate, but they do have to have visited McCormick’s Creek State Park and must write about or from their experiences there. Submissions must be received by midnight, Sunday, April 30, 2017, and are limited to 1,000 words of prose or two poems (no more than 1,000 words combined) per participant.

The public can participate in the Writing in Place program by purchasing copies of the chapbook, which also will be titled Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park, at the park’s annual Arts in the Park Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park.
Get more details here:
http://writinginplace.charitysingletoncraig.com/. Those interested can also find more details at the program’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/writinginplace/.



Zionsville Cultural District announces Step-On-Us Sidewalk Poetry Contest
Zionsville’s first ever poetry contest to transform downtown sidewalks

Got a rhyme? Got a thought? Got a poem for a sidewalk? Now is the time, and Zionsville’s the place. Put that poem on paper or computer screen and send it to the Zionsville Cultural District (ZCD). That organization is sponsoring the first-ever “Step-On-Us Sidewalk Poetry Contest.” 

The project, unique in Indiana and one of only a handful in the nation, is to promote the arts in the Village of Zionsville. Winners, one adult and one youth, will see their work stamped into a Village sidewalk. Winning poems will be stepped on, stomped on, skipped on, and read by villagers and visitors alike for years to come.

Poems may be simple or profound but may not be political or profane. They must be short. Poets are divided into two categories – youth (students 18 and under, Zionsville residents) and adult (Indiana residents 19 and over). Entry fees are $5 for youth and $10 for adults.  Entries are due March 30 with the winners announced in April – which is National Poetry Month. Entries can be mailed to Zionsville Cultural District (225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville, IN 46077) or submitted online at www.zionsvilleculturaldistrict.org. Submitted poems will be reviewed without the authors’ names on them by ZCD Board members, a board member from Poetry on Brick Street and a board member from the Poetry Society of Indiana.



POET TO PRESENT  “POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE & BY THE PEOPLE”
WORKSHOP AT MOUNDS STATE PARK

Poet John Sherman of Indianapolis will present a “Poetry for the People and by the People” workshop at Mounds State Park, 4306 Mounds Road, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 1. The workshop has been scheduled prior to the April 15 deadline for the park’s annual photography and poetry competition.

Sherman, an Indianapolis-based poet with three poetry books and two spoken-word CDs, received an Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. He has written poetry and taken photos in the park in preparation for the workshops.

Registration is required so that ample supplies and seating will be available. The workshops are free. All supplies are provided. To register, email kmorgan1@dnr.in.gov or call the park’s nature center at 765-649-8128.
Sherman will also be on site to meet with students on field trips to the park on April 5 and April 12 to discuss the park and work on poetry based on the students’ observations. Registration is required.

Words and phrases that Sherman feels represent aspects of the park have been put on display at the park, with the request for the public to add their own.
Click here to read a poem.

 

Brebeuf Jesuit Creative Writing Workshop for Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students

Instructor:  Chuck Wagner
June 12-16, 2017, Noon-3:00 PM
Cost: $160

 Do you have children in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade who are interested in exploring the craft of Creative Writing? Brebeuf Jesuit's Creative Writing Workshop will remind young writers to value and nurture their imaginations. Activities will include journaling, community creativity circles, character creation, drafting, and more. To register and for more information on the complete list of engaging programs offered by Prep@Brebeuf Academic & Sports Summer Camps, please visit https://campscui.active.com/orgs/BrebeufJesuitPreparatorySchool1

 




Go here to get information and register:

http://womenwhowrite.com/events/297/spring-rejuvenation-conference/




Proudly announces it's 2nd International Writing Contest for Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction

Go here for all the details and to submit: https://hourglassonline.org/

 


Mother’s Day 2017 Essay Contest

This year for Mother’s Day, in honor of the strength and commitment mothers provide for their children and families, Swift River and Shame Kills are proud to sponsor the “My Mother, My Hero” essay contest with a $200 prize for the winning essay!
In the world of addiction, it is often the families who help pull a loved one out of the clutches of substance abuse. It’s through their support that many people find healing, and quite often it is a mom (or a mother figure) who is always there in a time of need. Of course, it’s also likely that a mom has been hurt most in watching her child suffer the pain of addiction, which doesn’t just affect the addict, it touches everyone in their life.
In 250 words or less, tell us why your mother is your hero.

Go here for all the details: http://www.swiftriver.com/my-mother-my-hero/



Essays for Democracy- Call for Submissions



In an effort to document what is proving to be a unique era in American political history on several fronts, Dr. Betty Wells and I have developed a project we are calling Essays for Democracy. The purpose is to provide the venue whereby women's voices can create the historical record of this era.  To this end, we are soliciting essays from women
activists for a book, tentatively titled "Resist: Women's Voices Speaking Truth to Power" being published by McFarland Publishers.

We are inviting any women members of various writing groups to submit an essay for this book, on a topic of their choosing.  This might be immigration, health care, the environment, a living wage, or any other concern they feel passionate about and are committed to protecting and defending.

Anyone who is interested should contact us at womenresisting@gmail.com for further details.  We will work with essayists on the deadline.




Call for submissions
BRANCHES invites submission of essays, artwork, poetry, and photographs. Submissions must be written or created by Hoosiers or feature topics directly related to life in Indiana.  Send essays, artwork, and/or calendar items to the editor.
Go here for all the submission details:
http://www.branches.com/submissions/



 


The Geeky Press: Downtown Writer Jam Podcast
 Go here to listen.

Submission Opportunities from the Geeky Press

We are accepting submissions for an anthology titled Dear America: Reflections on Race http://thegeekypress.com/dear-america-reflections-on-race-a-call-for-submissions/. This collection takes the issue that most divides this country, and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn't meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story. I'm particularly excited about this anthology because it will be both a book and a digital experience - we are accepting photo and video essays as well as more traditional formats.

Finally, we have just started a new reading series titled Scripted http://thegeekypress.com/scripted/ - it is an opportunity for playwrights to showcase new work and to have it read by local actors. It's a monthly reading with a rolling deadline.




We are excited for the debut of Booth Books, a natural extension of the Publishing Lab at Butler University. Our first project will be an anthology: 'Birth of the White House Cool: Reflections on the Obama Years.' We are actively seeking submissions of literature and art. More info here: http://www.boothbooks.org/




Seeking Indiana Authors for Book signing Event

I am hosting this event on May 20, 2017 at the Garrett Public Library, Garrett, Indiana 107 w. Houston st. Garrett, Indiana, 1PM – 3PM.  260-357-5485.

This event is free to any author from Indiana who wishes to participate.  Since I am hosting this event the Garrett Library will not be paying authors to participate.  You will keep all your money you make from selling your books.  The event will be advertised in the newspapers, on facebook, & twitter.  Please help spread the word and encourage all your author friends to come and join us.

Light refreshments will be offered.  Contact me Janie Ebinger chefjanie@hotmail.com 260 908 0827 or Andrea at the Garrett




Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, join us in hearing from celebrated children’s book writer and featured Ted speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who writes about the importance of imagination in story telling, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Leslea Newman, Patricia Polacco’s, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, checking out teacher resources and ideas, and reading rewritten and original stories such as Goodnight Hospital Room, a piece that parodies Brown and Hurd’s classic book and is meant to provide comfort to children who are in need of chronic care, Syd the Fellah about a prince looking for his partner, and The Shot Heard Around the Town: The Story About How One Boy Can Change the World, an original tale that advocates for nonviolence in our communities.

Download and learn more:
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id818562642?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.rethinkchildrensliterature&hl=en

Write for us: http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/WWW/DepartmentalContent/English/pdfs/Submission%20Call%20Rethinking%20Magazine.pdf

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit

Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit ​ 

 

 

Make Some Noise


Unsure where to publish your literary works, unusual art, and social commentaries?
Go to http://noisemedium.com/.
Submit as many ideas as you like to contests@noisemedium.com. We’ll publish anything as long as it’s interesting—stories, images, essays, creative balance sheets, videos, or whatever else you can send us.  We care more about originality than anything else. Make it new. Make it great.

Every month, we award a $500 grand prize to our favorite submission and publish our next favorite 50 submissions. 

Questions? Contact us at contests@noisemedium.com. As we editors suffer from hyper-connectivity and crippling caffeine addictions, you’ll hear from us promptly.



Have some work ready? Send it out to Entrophy!

Where to Submit: February + March 2017

Hello writers! Here’s another round of submissions opportunities.
As you search for places to submit your writing, don’t forget the rest of Entropy’s cornucopia of offerings, which includes the Small Press Database, a compendium of small press interviews that has recently reached 115 presses. Do your research, keep writing, and good luck!





The Butler Bridge Program


Students grades 3-12 are invited to join us to strengthen and explore their writing skills during an afternoon of fun and adventure.

We are pleased to offer the Butler Bridge Program to students in grades 3–12. The program draws on Butler's remarkable resources to build a bridge between Butler and its community, as well as between students who aspire to higher education and the professors, professional writers, teachers, and college mentors who are eager to share what they know.

Our Vision: Butler Bridge programs combine learning, laughter, and compassion to inspire young writers and readers. The programs connect bright, young people with talented mentors and like-minded peers to nurture intellectual and artistic discovery.

This learning-rich community rejects a narrow version of education, in which, too often, assessment structures learning. We reach for a goal that is harder to define:  enhancing creativity, developing the imagination, finding our own voices. We help our students and campers be so engaged with the joys of the literary arts that they don’t even notice how much they are learning.

If you have any additional questions about the Butler Bridge Program or its programs, please email the Bridge Program Coordinator, Mindy Dunn, at mdunn1@butler.edu.

Click here for more information.

For accessibility information or to request disability-related accommodations, please visit www.butler.edu/event-accommodations/.

 



The Freeman has a new poetry editor: Sarah Skwire

The following is a note from Sarah Skwire:
Writerly types!
I am now going to be handling poetry submissions for the good folks at the Freeman. That means you know the poetry editor! Send me good stuff--liberty related or not. I like formal verse and free verse. I like elegant and exciting use of language.
The things I want to read do what e.e.cummings said here:
"At least my theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer. of burlesk, viz., 'Would you hit a woman with a child?-No, I'd hit her with a brick.' Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement." Accepted poems get $50, publication online, and possible inclusion in the print quarterly. If you're included in the print version, we'll send you a copy of the issue in which your poem appears. Submissions should go to: poetry@fee.org Full submission guidelines are available here. Ignore them at your peril: http://fee.org/freeman/poetry-guidelines/



speakyourstory.org


Creating a new female narrative one story at a time.

Every form of personal expression has a home at speakyourstory.org. SpeakYourStory passionately believes in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We will not edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, a poem, an audio recording, video, a painting, written words, or a photograph. Literally, anything that speaks to your true self has a home here. Please share your pictures, paintings, poems, videos and writing HERE.  



The current edition of WritingRaw.com is NOW online! Stop in and discover a new voice today… Help spread the word and share this with anyone who enjoys the written word. We are looking for submissions for the current issue – fiction of all styles, poetry, essays and other assorted writings, and book promotions. http://www.writingraw.com/



Free Magazine for Writers

Writers Wheel Magazine
Click here to read and download the current issue:

It’s published by Compass Books http://www.compass-books.net,  which offers a list of helpful titles on practical tips for writers, all written by writers from a company run by writers. The most recent title we have published is The Writer’s Group Handbook. All the titles are available internationally.

If you would like the next issue of the magazine emailed to you, join our mailing list: http://www.compass-books.net/list-signup.html

We’re also looking for new authors and have a range of imprints they could fit into at http://www.johnhuntpublishing.com.

 

 

Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest

Events Around Indiana

There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond.  Looking for something to do?  Here are just a few ideas:


Indy Reads Books
www.indyreadsbooks.org/events/
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Second IUPUI Student Reading of Spring 2017 
Wednesday, March 22  7:00-8:30 PM
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Join us for another IUPUI Student Reading at Indy Reads, celebrating the literary spirit of the IUPUI and Indianapolis community. We're still looking for poets, writers, comedians, singers, spoken-word performers, memoirists, secret tellers, and manifesto shouters to join us on our stage for this event, so please contact Terry at tkirts@iupui.eduor (317) 274-8929 if you'd like to sign up for a slot on performance stage! Hope to see you all there!

Open to all IUPUI and area college students as well as community members, the IUPUI Student Readings provide a lively local stage for literary performance


Kelly Writers Series/Depauw University
http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/english/visitingwritersseries/spring-2017/

Bonnie Jo Campbell,
Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

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Award-winning novelist and short story writer Bonnie Jo Campbell, called "an original American voice" by the Los Angeles Times, is coming to DePauw University as Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing.

Campbell was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in fiction for her short-story collection American Salvage, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was named one of that year's top six books by the Kansas City Star. She has won a Pushcart Prize for her story “The Smallest Man in the World,” received the 1998 Associated Writing Programs Award for short fiction (for Women & Other Animals), and her “The Inventor, 1972” earned Campbell the 2009 Eudora Welty Prize from Southern Review.  Once Upon a River, published in 2011, was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award and was deemed "vivid and mesmerizing" by Entertainment Weekly. Her most recent work, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, was published last year. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ontario Review, Story, Witness, Mid-American Review and Utne Reader, among other publications.

This event, sponsored by the the Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing fund, is supported by the Kelly Writers Series.
 
 

Notre Dame University Creative Writing Program
http://english.nd.edu/creative-writing/

Hilary Plum & Zach Savich Reading
Wednesday, March 22, 7:00-9:00PM

Hammes Campus Bookstore
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Hilary Plum is the author of the work of nonfiction Watchfires (Rescue Press, 2016) and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets (FC2, 2013). Recent prose and criticism has appeared in Full Stop, Bookforum, the Seneca Review, Poetry Northwest, the Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. With Zach Savich she edits Rescue Press’s Open Series. She lives, teaches, and edits in Philadelphia.

Zach Savich's fifth collection of poetry, The Orchard Green and Every Color, was published by Omnidawn in 2016, and Diving Makes the Water Deep, his memoir of cancer, teaching, and poetic friendship, was published in 2016 by Rescue Press. His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Award, and other honors. His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, A Public Space, Mid-American Review, VOLT, jubilat, Best New Poets, and The New Census. He teaches in the BFA Program for Creative Writing at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and co-edits Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series.

The reading is free and open to the public.


Bookmamas
http://www.bookmamas.com/

9 Johnson Ave, Indianapolis 46219

Book Club meeting
March, 22 - 7:00 to 8:00pm

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We will be discussing books written about Hoosier composer, Cole Porter.  Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite biography or autobiography.

Andrew Arthur Olson III book signing
Saturday, April 1 - 2:00pm


Andrew Arthur Olson III will be speaking about and signing copies of Forging the Bee Line Railroad: The Rise And Fall of the Hoosier Partisans and Cleveland Clique.



Jennifer Hurley and Tracy Mishkin
Saturday, April 8 - 2:00pm

 
Jennifer Hurley will reach from her new chapbook, "Origin".
Tracy Mishkin will also be reading from her book "The Night I Quit Flossing."

 


Writers Guild At Bloomington
http://writersguildbloomington.com/
Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Co-presented by the Writers Guild and the Bloomington & Monroe County Convention Center

Guest Readers: Abegunde and Patsy Rahn
Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Bloomington and Monroe County Convention Center
302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
Free parking in the back.
Come early to sign up for Open Mic!
This event is free and open to the public.
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Dr. Abegunde is an egungun (ancestral) priest in the Yoruba Orisa tradition, Reiki Master, and doula with a focus on the recovery of ancestral memory from the Earth and human body. Her writing has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Kenyon Review, Best African American Fiction 2010, Beyond the Frontier: African-American Poetry for the 21st Century, and nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts.  She is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Sacatar (Brazil), Ragdale, and Norcroft.
More information about her work can be found at:  http://iub.academia.edu/MariaHamiltonAbegunde
http://abegunde.com
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Patsy Rahn is a poet and prose writer.  Her writing has been published in academic journals and various literary publications. She has given poetry readings in Toronto, Los Angeles and Bloomington.  In 2016 she read at a number of public events, including with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Patsy has been a reader for the radio shows Books Unbound on WFHB, and Anthology on WFIU. She is a founding member and chairperson emerita of the Writers Guild at Bloomington and works at the Eskenazi Museum of Art.
 


The Poets Laureate of Lawrence
Tuesday, March 28 @ 7pm
The Theater at the Fort on Indy's east side
8920 Otis Avenue, Lawrence, 46226
(Take 56th Street to Post Road. Go North on Post and West on Otis.)
 
Branches Magazine
Join us for our monthly featured poet/open mike series that happens every 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm.  This month is a Celebration of 30 years of Branches Magazine,  an Indiana magazine that publishes poetry and essays by Indiana authors.  Our featured readers will be authors who have published in Branches over the years and editor Elsa Kramer, publisher Tom Healy will be our guests. Bring your favorite Branches writings!  We will have a pitch in feast, so bring your favorite food to share as well.
 
 
Reiberg Reading Series
the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the IUPUI English Department
Featuring Angela Palm
Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 pm
The Lilly Auditorium/IUPUI Library
755 W. Michigan St. Indianapolis
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Palm will read from and discuss her new book, Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, a mesmerizing account of Palm’s childhood in rural Indiana on the banks of the Kankakee River, which flooded each year due to a man-made alteration of its course.

Her memoir is an Indie Next selection and winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Palm has been awarded the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Axinn Foundation Fellowship in Narrative Nonfiction. Her work has been published in Ecotone, At Length Magazine, Brevity, Paper Darts, Essay Daily, and elsewhere. She lives in Vermont, where she works as a developmental editor and teaches creative writing at Champlain College and the New England Young Writers’ Conference.
 
Attendees are encouraged to register for free tickets, as seating will be limited. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign books after the reading.

Go here for your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reiberg-reading-series-angela-palm-tickets-32360648571



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Thursday, March 30
at 7 PM - 8 PM
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
528 Lockerbie St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

ANNOUNCING the start of our 2017 Poetry Series with husband and wife team Chris Forhan & Alessandra Lynch!

Forhan
authored the memoir “My Father Before Me” and three books of poetry, including the winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize “The Black Leapt In.” Lynch currently teaches at Butler University and has authored three books of poetry, including the forthcoming “Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment.”

Poetry readings are held in the Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center at 528 Lockerbie Street. Refreshments will be served and attendees receive complimentary tickets for a future tour of our historic Museum Home.

 

Purdue University/Literary Reading Series

https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/gradfields/creativewriting/series.html

Alexander Chee Reading
March 30, 7:30 pm
Krannert Auditorium, Purdue Campus

Alexander Chee
is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night,  from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, NPR and Out, among others. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Amherst College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Texas – Austin. He lives in New York City, where he curates the Dear Reader series at Ace Hotel New York.

The Department of English at Purdue University is pleased to announce that author Margaret Atwood will be our distinguished guest speaker for the 2017 Literary Awards celebration
 

Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00PM
Loeb Playhouse-Purdue University
Memorial Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Free and Open to the Public

A winner of many international literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction. She is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Her non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, was made into a documentary.  Her recent novel, Madaddam (the third novel in the Oryx and Crake trilogy), has received rave reviews: “An extraordinary achievement” (The Independent); “A fitting and joyous conclusion” (The New York Times). The trilogy is being adapted into an HBO TV series by celebrated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Atwood’s most recent collection of short stories is Stone Mattress. Her most recent novel is called Hag-Seed, and it is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest.  In addition, Atwood has authored a graphic novel: volume one of Angel Catbird appeared in 2016 and the second volume will be released soon.

In March 2017, Atwood will be the honored recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the National Book Critics Circle.  Atwood’s work has been published in more than 40 languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004, she co-invented the LongPen, a remote signing device that allows someone to write in ink anywhere in the world via tablet PC and the internet. She is a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada and a founding trustee of the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is also a popular personality on Twitter, with over a million followers.


Kellogg Writers Series/University of Indianapolis
http://www.uindy.edu/arts/kellogg-writers-series

Darryl Pickney Reading
Monday, April 3   7:30-9:00 PM

Schwitzer Student Center - Trustees Dining Room
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Novelist, playwright, and magazine writer Darryl Pinckney will read from his recent work. Pinckney was born in Indianapolis and now lives in New York City.

For more information, contact: mckelveyk@uindy.edu


Indiana University-Department of English
https://apps.iu.edu/ccl-prd/events/view/15179672?pubCalId=GRP22041&type=month

Colson Whitehead - The Susan D. Gubar Annual Lecture

Monday, April 3,  7 PM
Neal-Marshal Center, Grand Hall
Free to the Public
Colson-Whitehead

Whitehead just won the National Book Award for The Underground Railroad. A MacArthur Genius Award Recipient, he is the author of six novels and is simply one of the most talented living American writers.



Marian University and the Unleavened Bread Cafe are excited to announce that authors of The Unleavened Bread Cafe: Twenty Years of Living Water will read their published poems. 

UBC Reading- Celebration
Tuesday, April 4th, at 6:30 p.m.
Clowes Auditorium at the Indianapolis Central Library
This reading is free to attend and requires no RSVP.

The Unleavened Bread Cafe: Twenty Years of Living Water is a collection of writing in celebration of the cafe’s 20th anniversary. It includes creative pieces written by women who have overcome substance abuse, domestic violence, and other injustices and trauma. The women created the poems and memoirs in a writing workshop held at the Unleavened Bread Cafe and facilitated by Assistant Professor of English, Wendy Vergoz, and student writing interns from Marian University. The book also includes a history of the cafe and a biography of its founder, Elease Womack, both written by student interns. Finally, the book contains a compilation of remembrances written by people whose lives have been touched by the cafe’s presence in the Mapleton-Fall Creek Community.

Copies of The Unleavened Bread Cafe: Twenty Years of Living Water will be available for purchase for $20 by cash or check with all proceeds benefitting the cafe.

The cafe’s Anniversary Celebration will continue on Sunday, April 9th, from noon-3 p.m. at the Unleavened Bread Cafe, 3003 North Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46205. The Sunday celebration will feature a video tribute to the cafe created by Vergoz and her interns with help from Marian University’s videographer, Peter Matsoukas.

Recurring Events:

Noble Poets
Noble Tea and Coffee
933 Logan St., Noblesville

Noble Poets meet every third Tuesday of the month
Info: Sarah E. Morin at sarahemorin1836@gmail.com




Poetry Open Mic
Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater

Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre.
 

Countdown to the 2017 Gathering of Writers!



Writing Well-Done: How Do You Know Your Work is Reader Ready?

Fiction writer Bryan Leung, will address this topic in his keynote lecture for this year’s Gathering of Writers, “Raw, Rare, Medium, or Well-done: When can You Stick a Fork in It? (vegetarian version)”.

Leung offers a 100% guarantee that the moment his lecture is over, “…you will know with absolute certainty when any piece of writing you are working on is done, complete, fin.”

Though, he says, Restrictions may apply: Side effects may include nausea, writer’s block, inner peace, turf toe, prolific output, self-doubt, self-confidence, mixed metaphors, and/or a lifetime of satisfying manuscripts. You will learn ways to know when your story, poem, essay, or play is finished—and much, much more.

Join us at the Indiana Landmarks Center when Indiana's best established and emerging writers will meet for a full day of classes on the writing craft.  Sessions in poetry, fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction will be presented by nine accomplished Indiana writers, including Andrew Black, Brian Brodeur, Mary Ann Cain, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Jean Harper, George Kalamaras, Adrian Matejka, Michael McColly and Greg Schwipps.  You’ll leave full of inspiration, armed with ideas to reach the moment when you know your work is well-done—along with a hundred other writers who feel the same way.  


Brian Leung, author of World Famous Love Acts, Lost Men, and Take Me Home, is a past recipient of the Lambda Literary Oustanding Mid-Career Prize. Other honors include the Asian-American Literary Award, Willa Award, and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. His short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, magazines, online venues, and anthologies. “Shuhua’s Suite” originally appeared in Blythe House Quarterly. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He lives with his husband in Lafayette, Indiana, where he is the Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University.  http://www.readbrianleung.net/



Make your Gathering experience complete and take the Sunday Master Class with Brian Leung!  $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
Master Class: Revising Revision


$85 Members / $150 Nonmembers


*A limited number of scholarships are available for full-time students. They may be requested with a teacher recommendation. Email rachel@indianawriters.org 

Lunch will be provided for all attendees who pre-register. 

                

Gathering of Writers Refund Policy

 

 

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:


 

 

 

 

An Evening with the Muse

Join us Sunday, March 12, 2017

7 p.m.


You are the Featured Poet!

 

FREE!

Two sessions of Open-Mic reading with an intermission for refreshments and book signing, buying or exchanging.

The all-seeing-eye of more daylight to be awake in, begins today. Come read some poems to us, which you enjoy: your own or by a favorite poet. If you need a prompt think of light, warmth, wave lengths, clocks, sunrises and sunsets, how late the stars come out, the bright glow in the sky long after supper.



 


Location:

The Indiana Writers Center
812 E. 67th St
Just Northwest and behind the Main Gallery Bldg of the Indianapolis Art Center in the Arts Complex foyer.

Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

  And don't forget to reset your clock...

Written by Roxanna Santoro — March 04, 2017

Events Around Indiana

There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond.  Looking for something to do?  Here are just a few ideas:

DivaFest Shows


March 10-17 
Indy Fringe Theater
 
Check website for times and tickets

 

Check out an article about Andy Black's student...And her show on 03/10/2017

http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/arts/2017/03/09/divafest-playwright-not-dead-yet/98853552/



Kelly Writers Series/Depauw University
http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/english/visitingwritersseries/spring-2017/

Fiction panel with Bonnie Jo Campbell, Dana Spiotta and Elizabeth Eslami
Tuesday, March 7   4:00 pm

Watson Forum, PCCM

Visiting Kelly Writer Series guest Dana Spiotta; Bonnie Jo Campbell, Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor Of Creative Writing; and Elizabeth Eslami, Boswell Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, will discuss trends and issues in contemporary American writing.

Dana Spiotta
Wednesday, March 8  7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium
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Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others, published by Scribner in 2016; Stone Arabia (2011), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in fiction; Eat the Document (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a recipient of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and Lightning Field (2001). Spiotta was a Guggenheim Fellow, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, and won the 2008-9 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. She lives in Syracuse with her daughter Agnes and teaches in the Syracuse University MFA program.



Notre Dame University Creative Writing Program
http://english.nd.edu/creative-writing/

Gregory Howard Reading
Wednesday, March 8   7:00-9:00 PM

Hammes Campus Bookstore
Free and open to the public
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Gregory Howard teaches creative writing, contemporary literature, and film studies at the University of Maine. His first novel Hospice was published by FC2 in June 2015. His fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, Harp & Altar, and Tarpaulin Sky, among other journals. Hospice follows the odd and lovely but also frightening life of Lucy, everyday neighborhoods become wonderlands where ordinary houses reveal strange inmates living together in monastic seclusion, wayward children resort to blackmail to get what they want, and hospitals seem to appear and disappear to avoid being found. Replete with the sense that something strange is about to happen at any moment, Hospice blurs the borders between the mundane and miraculous, evoking the intensity of the secret world of childhood and the distressing and absurd search for a place to call home.


International Women's Day Celebration
Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm

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On behalf of the IUPUI Women's Studies Program, the Office for Women, the Reiberg Series, and University Library, I'd like to invite you to this year's International Women's Day Celebration.
IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium (lower level)
755 W. Michigan Street

The catered opening reception, with international hors d’oeuvres, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come join us!

At 7 p.m., our featured performers will take the stage. This year our four featured readers include novelist, teacher and former diplomat Laila Ayoubi; poet and actor Mijiza Saundrajo Holiday; poet, playwright, and novelist Angela Jackson-Brown; and poet and activist Dara Marquez.

After the featured performers, there will be another 15-minute break, and the multicultural, multilingual open mic will begin at 8:15. Let’s see how many languages we can represent! There are only six slots left for the open mic, so please email Nicole Nimri (nnimri@iupui.edu) if you want to be put on the list. Open mic readers are asked to restrict themselves to one page of poetry or a half page of prose, written by a woman. Those reading in languages other than English are asked to bring a translation as well.

For directions on how to get to the Library and where to park, please consult this website: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/libinfo/directions

Please spread the word! And help us join women all over the world in challenging Islamophobia, racism, sexism and homophobia! As always, this event is free and open to all.

Writers Guild At Bloomington
http://writersguildbloomington.com/

Players Pub Spoken Word Series
Thursday, March 9 @ 6:00–9:00 pm
Players Pub
424 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401
Free
 
Featuring:
Tony Brewer
Eric Rensberger
Joan Hawkins

There will also be an open mic.


Bookmamas

http://www.bookmamas.com/

9 Johnson Ave, Indianapolis 46219

Rosaleen Crowley - poetry & art
Sunday, March 19 - 2:00pm

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Rosaleen Crowley will be reading poetry from her book of art and poetry, Point of Connection, based on her life in Ireland and Indianapolis.

Book Club meeting
March, 22 - 7:00 to 8:00pm

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We will be discussing books written about Hoosier composer, Cole Porter.  Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite biography or autobiography.

Jennifer Hurley and Tracy Mishkin
Saturday, April 8 - 2:00pm

 
Jennifer Hurley will reach from her new chapbook, "Origin".
Tracy Mishkin will also be reading from her book "The Night I Quit Flossing."



Indy Reads Books

www.indyreadsbooks.org/events/

911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Monica O'Leary will be in store to read and sign her newest release, Darkest Honor.
Saturday, March 11, 11:30am – 4:30pm


The Master Xanthos Greycourt has had problems over the centuries, female problems--one of them has attempted to secretly come back, but who is she, and why has she come back?  Being a vampire master is no easy task, especially when there is a loose-lipped cop telling what he knows and he has to deal with the Abbot and Costello-style antics of his second- and third-in-command. Which will he lose first, his mind or his head?
http://www.fultonbooks.com/books/darkest-honor/
https://www.facebook.com/Darkest-Honor-1533908983605448/
https://twitter.com/Darkest_Honor



Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University

https://www.butler.edu/vws

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Thursday, March 16  7:30 PM
Atherton Union Reilly Room, 7:30 PM
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Gabrielle Calvocoressi is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, Apocalyptic Swing, was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award.  Her poems have been featured in The New York Times, Boston Review, The Washington Post, on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac and in numerous journals and are forthcoming in Poetry Magazine and At Length. She writes the Sports Desk column for The Best American Poetry blog and is on the advisory board of The Rumpus Poetry Book Club.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including The Paris Review's Bernard F. Conners Prize, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers Award, a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Civitella di Ranieri Fellowship and Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship in Marfa, Texas. She sits on the poetry boards of The Rumpus and From the Fishouse. She is the Senior Poetry Editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books.



Recurring Events:

Noble Poets
Noble Tea and Coffee
933 Logan St., Noblesville

Noble Poets meet every third Tuesday of the month
Info: Sarah E. Morin at sarahemorin1836@gmail.com




Poetry Open Mic
Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater

Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre.
 

Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions

Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share?  Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:


Zionsville Cultural District announces Step-On-Us Sidewalk Poetry Contest

Zionsville’s first ever poetry contest to transform downtown sidewalks

Got a rhyme? Got a thought? Got a poem for a sidewalk? Now is the time, and Zionsville’s the place. Put that poem on paper or computer screen and send it to the Zionsville Cultural District (ZCD). That organization is sponsoring the first-ever “Step-On-Us Sidewalk Poetry Contest.” 

The project, unique in Indiana and one of only a handful in the nation, is to promote the arts in the Village of Zionsville. Winners, one adult and one youth, will see their work stamped into a Village sidewalk. Winning poems will be stepped on, stomped on, skipped on, and read by villagers and visitors alike for years to come.

Poems may be simple or profound but may not be political or profane. They must be short. Poets are divided into two categories – youth (students 18 and under, Zionsville residents) and adult (Indiana residents 19 and over). Entry fees are $5 for youth and $10 for adults.  Entries are due March 30 with the winners announced in April – which is National Poetry Month. Entries can be mailed to Zionsville Cultural District (225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville, IN 46077) or submitted online at www.zionsvilleculturaldistrict.org. Submitted poems will be reviewed without the authors’ names on them by ZCD Board members, a board member from Poetry on Brick Street and a board member from the Poetry Society of Indiana.






POET TO PRESENT  “POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE & BY THE PEOPLE”
WORKSHOP AT MOUNDS STATE PARK

Poet John Sherman of Indianapolis will present a “Poetry for the People and by the People” workshop at Mounds State Park, 4306 Mounds Road, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 1. The workshop has been scheduled prior to the April 15 deadline for the park’s annual photography and poetry competition.

Sherman, an Indianapolis-based poet with three poetry books and two spoken-word CDs, received an Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. He has written poetry and taken photos in the park in preparation for the workshops.

Registration is required so that ample supplies and seating will be available. The workshops are free. All supplies are provided. To register, email kmorgan1@dnr.in.gov or call the park’s nature center at 765-649-8128.
Sherman will also be on site to meet with students on field trips to the park on April 5 and April 12 to discuss the park and work on poetry based on the students’ observations. Registration is required.

Words and phrases that Sherman feels represent aspects of the park have been put on display at the park, with the request for the public to add their own.
Click here to read a poem.

 

Brebeuf Jesuit Creative Writing Workshop for Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students

Instructor:  Chuck Wagner
June 12-16, 2017, Noon-3:00 PM
Cost: $160

 Do you have children in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade who are interested in exploring the craft of Creative Writing? Brebeuf Jesuit's Creative Writing Workshop will remind young writers to value and nurture their imaginations. Activities will include journaling, community creativity circles, character creation, drafting, and more. To register and for more information on the complete list of engaging programs offered by Prep@Brebeuf Academic & Sports Summer Camps, please visit https://campscui.active.com/orgs/BrebeufJesuitPreparatorySchool1

 


National Endowment for the Arts Offers Creative Writing Fellowships

   
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years.

You may apply only once each year.  For guidelines and more information, visit https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships

If you have questions about your application, please contact the Literature staff at 202/682-5034 or e-mail LitFellowships@arts.gov
DEADLINE : March 08, 2017




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Call for submissions
BRANCHES invites submission of essays, artwork, poetry, and photographs. Submissions must be written or created by Hoosiers or feature topics directly related to life in Indiana.  Send essays, artwork, and/or calendar items to the editor.
Go here for all the submission details:
http://www.branches.com/submissions/




The Geeky Press: Downtown Writer Jam Podcast
 Go here to listen.

Submission Opportunities from the Geeky Press

We are accepting submissions for an anthology titled Dear America: Reflections on Race http://thegeekypress.com/dear-america-reflections-on-race-a-call-for-submissions/. This collection takes the issue that most divides this country, and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn't meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story. I'm particularly excited about this anthology because it will be both a book and a digital experience - we are accepting photo and video essays as well as more traditional formats.

Finally, we have just started a new reading series titled Scripted http://thegeekypress.com/scripted/ - it is an opportunity for playwrights to showcase new work and to have it read by local actors. It's a monthly reading with a rolling deadline.



Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park

Frankfort, recently received a $3,000 grant through the Indiana Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks and Historic Places program to offer a program for writers at all levels called Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park. The program offers two ways for writers to participate, as well as opportunities for the general public to get involved.

First, up to 30 writers at any level can participate in a one-day writing workshop called Writing in Place at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Canyon Inn inside the park. The workshop, led by Craig, will include sessions on establishing a setting, building characters, incorporating history, drawing on personal memories, and integrating research. Short instructional presentations about the history and natural resources of the park by Interpretive Naturalist Sam Arthur also will be integrated into the sessions, as well as writing exercises throughout the day.

The second way writers can participate in the program is to submit essays, poems, and short stories about or inspired by McCormick’s Creek State Park to a chapbook being compiled, edited, and published by Craig, who also is a freelance editor and writing coach. Writers don’t have to attend the Writing in Place workshop or be a resident of Indiana to participate, but they do have to have visited McCormick’s Creek State Park and must write about or from their experiences there. Submissions must be received by midnight, Sunday, April 30, 2017, and are limited to 1,000 words of prose or two poems (no more than 1,000 words combined) per participant.

The public can participate in the Writing in Place program by purchasing copies of the chapbook, which also will be titled Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park, at the park’s annual Arts in the Park Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park.
Get more details here:
http://writinginplace.charitysingletoncraig.com/. Those interested can also find more details at the program’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/writinginplace/.



We are excited for the debut of Booth Books, a natural extension of the Publishing Lab at Butler University. Our first project will be an anthology: 'Birth of the White House Cool: Reflections on the Obama Years.' We are actively seeking submissions of literature and art. More info here: http://www.boothbooks.org/




Applications for The Kerouac Project

The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past we have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included. As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.
Go here to learn about the project and submit.




We may be in the throes of winter, but MWW is thinking spring! We’ve planned a one-day mini conference for March 18, at the Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, IN. Whether you’re missing the summer conference and want a boost, or considering attending in July for the first time, the March mini has a taste of several aspects of our full-sized conference.

There is a choice of four intensives, an expert panel discussion, a book signing, and author/student fellowship. For all of the details and how to register, go here:
http://www.midwestwriters.org/2017/01/spring-event-march-18-2017/




Seeking Indiana Authors for Book signing Event

I am hosting this event on May 20, 2017 at the Garrett Public Library, Garrett, Indiana 107 w. Houston st. Garrett, Indiana, 1PM – 3PM.  260-357-5485.

This event is free to any author from Indiana who wishes to participate.  Since I am hosting this event the Garrett Library will not be paying authors to participate.  You will keep all your money you make from selling your books.  The event will be advertised in the newspapers, on facebook, & twitter.  Please help spread the word and encourage all your author friends to come and join us.

Light refreshments will be offered.  Contact me Janie Ebinger chefjanie@hotmail.com 260 908 0827 or Andrea at the Garrett




Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, join us in hearing from celebrated children’s book writer and featured Ted speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who writes about the importance of imagination in story telling, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Leslea Newman, Patricia Polacco’s, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, checking out teacher resources and ideas, and reading rewritten and original stories such as Goodnight Hospital Room, a piece that parodies Brown and Hurd’s classic book and is meant to provide comfort to children who are in need of chronic care, Syd the Fellah about a prince looking for his partner, and The Shot Heard Around the Town: The Story About How One Boy Can Change the World, an original tale that advocates for nonviolence in our communities.

Download and learn more:
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id818562642?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.rethinkchildrensliterature&hl=en

Write for us: http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/WWW/DepartmentalContent/English/pdfs/Submission%20Call%20Rethinking%20Magazine.pdf

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit

Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit ​ 

 

 

Make Some Noise


Unsure where to publish your literary works, unusual art, and social commentaries?
Go to http://noisemedium.com/.
Submit as many ideas as you like to contests@noisemedium.com. We’ll publish anything as long as it’s interesting—stories, images, essays, creative balance sheets, videos, or whatever else you can send us.  We care more about originality than anything else. Make it new. Make it great.

Every month, we award a $500 grand prize to our favorite submission and publish our next favorite 50 submissions. 

Questions? Contact us at contests@noisemedium.com. As we editors suffer from hyper-connectivity and crippling caffeine addictions, you’ll hear from us promptly.



Have some work ready? Send it out to Entrophy!

Where to Submit: February + March 2017

Hello writers! Here’s another round of submissions opportunities.
As you search for places to submit your writing, don’t forget the rest of Entropy’s cornucopia of offerings, which includes the Small Press Database, a compendium of small press interviews that has recently reached 115 presses. Do your research, keep writing, and good luck!





The Butler Bridge Program


Students grades 3-12 are invited to join us to strengthen and explore their writing skills during an afternoon of fun and adventure.

We are pleased to offer the Butler Bridge Program to students in grades 3–12. The program draws on Butler's remarkable resources to build a bridge between Butler and its community, as well as between students who aspire to higher education and the professors, professional writers, teachers, and college mentors who are eager to share what they know.

Our Vision: Butler Bridge programs combine learning, laughter, and compassion to inspire young writers and readers. The programs connect bright, young people with talented mentors and like-minded peers to nurture intellectual and artistic discovery.

This learning-rich community rejects a narrow version of education, in which, too often, assessment structures learning. We reach for a goal that is harder to define:  enhancing creativity, developing the imagination, finding our own voices. We help our students and campers be so engaged with the joys of the literary arts that they don’t even notice how much they are learning.

If you have any additional questions about the Butler Bridge Program or its programs, please email the Bridge Program Coordinator, Mindy Dunn, at mdunn1@butler.edu.

Click here for more information.

For accessibility information or to request disability-related accommodations, please visit www.butler.edu/event-accommodations/.

 



The Freeman has a new poetry editor: Sarah Skwire

The following is a note from Sarah Skwire:
Writerly types!
I am now going to be handling poetry submissions for the good folks at the Freeman. That means you know the poetry editor! Send me good stuff--liberty related or not. I like formal verse and free verse. I like elegant and exciting use of language.
The things I want to read do what e.e.cummings said here:
"At least my theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer. of burlesk, viz., 'Would you hit a woman with a child?-No, I'd hit her with a brick.' Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement." Accepted poems get $50, publication online, and possible inclusion in the print quarterly. If you're included in the print version, we'll send you a copy of the issue in which your poem appears. Submissions should go to: poetry@fee.org Full submission guidelines are available here. Ignore them at your peril: http://fee.org/freeman/poetry-guidelines/



speakyourstory.org


Creating a new female narrative one story at a time.

Every form of personal expression has a home at speakyourstory.org. SpeakYourStory passionately believes in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We will not edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, a poem, an audio recording, video, a painting, written words, or a photograph. Literally, anything that speaks to your true self has a home here. Please share your pictures, paintings, poems, videos and writing HERE.  



The current edition of WritingRaw.com is NOW online! Stop in and discover a new voice today… Help spread the word and share this with anyone who enjoys the written word. We are looking for submissions for the current issue – fiction of all styles, poetry, essays and other assorted writings, and book promotions. http://www.writingraw.com/



Free Magazine for Writers

Writers Wheel Magazine
Click here to read and download the current issue:

It’s published by Compass Books http://www.compass-books.net,  which offers a list of helpful titles on practical tips for writers, all written by writers from a company run by writers. The most recent title we have published is The Writer’s Group Handbook. All the titles are available internationally.

If you would like the next issue of the magazine emailed to you, join our mailing list: http://www.compass-books.net/list-signup.html

We’re also looking for new authors and have a range of imprints they could fit into at http://www.johnhuntpublishing.com.

 

 

Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest

Written by Roxanna Santoro — February 14, 2017

An Evening with the Muse

Join us Sunday, February 12, 2017

7 p.m.


With Featured Poet


Mac Greene

FREE!
Followed by an intermission for book buying or exchange, for refreshments, and an Open-Mic reading by those who wish to read their own poetry or favorite poems by others.

Mac Greene has been writing seriously for about eight years. He hopes that he is on the verge of becoming an emerging writer, but mostly he feels tangled up in the cocoon of his own changes. He has been published in a variety of venues, mostly in Central Indiana and in haiku journals. By day he is a clinical psychologist specializing in teenagers and gender identity. He finds his deepest connection to the Spirit in all the little miracles that happen all around us all the time.

Mac reads to us tonight some of the poems from his first collection of work from “all around, nowhere to be seen, a chapbook on spiritual topics”. In his poems Mac Greene asks the questions all poets (all artists) will continue to ask. And which we, the audience, might find ironic answers to, and maybe a kind of beauty too, within the asymmetry of our responses.

 

In case of an Ice Storm, Blizzard or Extremely Hazardous Road Conditions, reading will be postponed until a later date.


Location:
The Indiana Writers Center
812 E. 67th St
Just Northwest and behind the Main Gallery Bldg of the Indianapolis Art Center in the Arts Complex foyer.

Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

Events Around Indiana

There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond. Looking for something to do? Here are just a few ideas:

Art & Soul Presents Tasha Jones

Nina Simone poetry tribute
Wednesday, February 8 at 12:15 pm
Indianapolis Artsgarden

Art & Soul, an annual celebration of African American art and artists in Indiana, features a diverse lineup of music, storytelling, dance, and visual art. The Arts Council of Indianapolis is pleased to partner with Asante Children’s Theatre, Indy Jazz Fest, Kenyettá Dance Company, and Madame Walker Theatre Center to present Art & Soul: A Celebration of African American Art & Artists in Indiana at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.


Kelly Writers Series/Depauw University
http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/english/visitingwritersseries/spring-2017/
Shulem Deen
Wednesday, February 8,   7:30 pm

Peeler Auditorium

Shulem Deen is the award-winning author of All Who Go Do Not Return, a poignant and riveting memoir about a Brooklyn Hasidic Jew who leaves his faith and family to start a new life. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, always insightful and wise, All Who Go Do Not Return won the 2016 GLCA Award for Nonfiction. This memoir illustrates both the joy and pain of abandoning one’s faith and embarking on a secular journey of new-found values and intellectual freedom. Shulem Deen is a former Skverer Hasid and the founding editor of Unpious. His work has appeared in Salon, Tablet, and The Jewish Daily Forward. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.



The Writers Guild At Bloomington
http://writersguildbloomington.com/

Players Pub Spoken Word Series
Thursday, February 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Players Pub
424 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401
Free admission

Featuring James Dorr, Joan Hawkins, Shayne Laughter, and Arbutus Cunningham
with music by Urban Deer
Also featuring an Open Mic
This is a New Series presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington. It will take place every month on the second Thursday.
Go here for all the details

Steve Henn Reading
Sunday, February 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Boxcar Books
408 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
Free
Featuring Warsaw IN poet Steve Henn and others


Indy Reads Books
www.indyreadsbooks.org/events/
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 

#BlackLivesMatter Children's Digital Magazine Event
Friday, February 10, 5pm – 6pm

Friends and families: Come to Indy Reads and learn how to "rethink" the stories you choose to read and share with your children.

Snowpocalypse: Tales of the End of the World
Saturday, February 11, 2pm – 3pm

The calendar says the first day of summer, but a jealous snow wraps the world in a white straitjacket . . . Winter will not relinquish its throne and the polar vortex is plunging south. Icebergs gleam in the Bermuda Triangle and snow is falling in the Amazon. Blizzards swirl across the Sahara and the world has become a snowglobe from pole to pole. Is this the coming of the next Ice Age? Can anything be done to thaw the Big Freeze? Join seventeen talented authors from around the world on their expeditions into the Snowpocalypse and read the chilliest tales ever written.

This is the very first publication from Black Mirror Press, and authors will be at IRB to share their stories!

Learn more on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Black-Mirror-Press-444123935738180/

 

Notre Dame University Creative Writing Program
http://english.nd.edu/creative-writing/

American Invertida: Contemporary Uruguayan Poetry Festival
Wednesday, February 15   7:00-9:00PM
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Luis Bravo, Javier Etchevarren, and Virginia Lucas will read.
Hammes Campus Bookstore
Free and open to the public.
Click below for all the details:
http://english.nd.edu/events/2017/02/15/luis-bravo-javier-etchevarren/



Bookmamas
http://www.bookmamas.com/
9 Johnson Ave, Indianapolis 46219

Self-Published Authors Fair
Saturday, February 18 - 12:00 to 3:00pm

The lineup of authors has been set.  We thank all who applied for a spot this time and hope you will be able to come by and support your fellow writers.

Following is the list of participating authors and their works:
Jennifer Bartlett-Phelps - The Business of Confidence: How Baring It All Can Change You and The Act of Confidence: 30 Days to Self Love.
R.S. "Steve" Craig - The Innocent and the Dead and Children With White Knuckles
Doug Robbins - My Father, My Hero
Sarah McClure
- The Search
Matt Roberts - Thirty Two Minutes in March:  Four Teams Chase a Title in Today's Hoosier Hysteria
Dawn Carter - Affair: The Truth You Need But Don't Want To Know, Finding My Voice:  Poems of Darkness and Light , and It Was Good, Until It Wasn't: Thoughts of a Divorcing Woman




Vivian Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University
https://www.butler.edu/vws

Emily St. John Mandel
Monday, February 20 @ 7:30 PM

Atherton Union Reilly Room
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Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 27 languages.

A previous novel, The Singer's Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions.




Novel Conversations with Award-winning Author, Adrian Matejka

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3-4 p.m.
Franklin Central High School Media Center (enter Main Door #2)

6215 S. Franklin Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46259
Free and open to the public
Refreshments provided

Notably, Mr. Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil’s Garden which won the New York / New England Award, Mixology, a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series and also a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature. His most recent collection of poems, The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013), was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Among Matejka’s other honors are the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. He teaches in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Novel Conversations Speakers Program is sponsored by Indiana Humanities with support from The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.



Purdue Literary Reading Series
https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/gradfields/creativewriting/series.html

Don Share Reading
February 27, 7:30 pm

Krannert Auditorium - Reading
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Don Share is the editor of POETRY magazine. His books include Squandermania (Salt Publishing), Union (Eyewear Publishing), Seneca in English (Penguin Classics), and most recently a new book of poems, Wishbone (Black Sparrow), a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (Faber and Faber), and Bunting's Persia (Flood Editions). His translations of Miguel Hernández, collected in I Have Lots of Heart (Bloodaxe Books) were awarded the TLS Translation Prize, Premio Valle Inclán, and PEN/New England Discovery Award; they were recently published in a new and expanded edition in the NYRB Poets series. With Christian Wiman, he co-edited The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (University of Chicago Press).
 

 

Recurring Events:

Noble Poets
Noble Tea and Coffee
933 Logan St., Noblesville

Noble Poets meet every third Tuesday of the month
Info: Sarah E. Morin at sarahemorin1836@gmail.com


The Spoken Word Wednesday Workshop and Open Mic


Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.at Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware St. Doors open at 5 p.m. $5.


Vibe on Wednesdays

Wednesdays  8 p.m.(Doors open at 7)
Tantrum, 8215 Center Run Dr.
Live band, poetry, art and open mic.
$5- Must be 21 or older.
Meets every other Wednesday. Host: Tony Styxx. Video: https://youtube/8Nzv2eXoYX4*



Poetry Open Mic
Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater

Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre.
 

Open Mic Night at Books and Brews
Every Thursday 8 p.m.
9402 Uptown Drive, Suite 1400.

Poets are welcome to share the mic with other performers. 
Information:

brad@booksnbrews.com (317)288-5136. 

Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions


Daydrifter Magazine will be accepting submissions for the Spring 2017

Issue until February 13.  Daydrifter is a quarterly mini-zine for Indiana authors and artists to share their stories.  We are currently sold in 26 stores in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.  In this issue, we are also having a student writing contest. You can visit us online at
https://www.daydriftermag.com/  or Instagram @DaydrifterMag for more information.





National Endowment for the Arts Offers Creative Writing Fellowships

   
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years.

You may apply only once each year.  For guidelines and more information, visit https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships

If you have questions about your application, please contact the Literature staff at 202/682-5034 or e-mail LitFellowships@arts.gov
DEADLINE : March 08, 2017



Big Car Holding Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop Series
Saturday, February 18th  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tube Factory Art Space
1125 Cruft Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203

This monthly creative writing workshop led by author Amy Sawyer welcomes all ages and writing levels. Snacks will be provided, coffee and tea will be available for donation.

Amy Sawyer is an published author who is an Indianapolis native. Fellowshipping with other creative minds and exploring the city for inspiration are among her favorite things to do. To RSVP, or if you have any further questions about the Creative Writing Workshop, please contact Amy Sawyer at areneewrites@gmail.com.

Register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173502369402882/



Stage and Screen Script Writing Workshop


Write Now! with Nicole Kearney

Write & Workshop a script for stage or screen
Limited to 8 writers
Mondays February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Pay per class or up front (for discounted price)
Email nkpplays@gmail.com to enroll




Call for submissions
BRANCHES invites submission of essays, artwork, poetry, and photographs. Submissions must be written or created by Hoosiers or feature topics directly related to life in Indiana.  Send essays, artwork, and/or calendar items to the editor.
Go here for all the submission details:
http://www.branches.com/submissions/




The Geeky Press: Downtown Writer Jam Podcast
 Go here to listen.

New Submission Opportunities from the Geeky Press

First, we are starting a biannual literary journal titled HoosierLit. http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/ We're accepting a variety of genres - nonfiction, fiction, poetry, plays - for a spring issue, deadline February 28, 2017. That means there's plenty of time to get something written and submitted, but we are excited to see what rolls in!

We are also accepting submissions for an anthology titled Dear America: Reflections on Race http://thegeekypress.com/dear-america-reflections-on-race-a-call-for-submissions/. This collection takes the issue that most divides this country, and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn't meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story. I'm particularly excited about this anthology because it will be both a book and a digital experience - we are accepting photo and video essays as well as more traditional formats.

Finally, we have just started a new reading series titled Scripted http://thegeekypress.com/scripted/ - it is an opportunity for playwrights to showcase new work and to have it read by local actors. It's a monthly reading with a rolling deadline.



Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park

Frankfort, recently received a $3,000 grant through the Indiana Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks and Historic Places program to offer a program for writers at all levels called Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park. The program offers two ways for writers to participate, as well as opportunities for the general public to get involved.

First, up to 30 writers at any level can participate in a one-day writing workshop called Writing in Place at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Canyon Inn inside the park. The workshop, led by Craig, will include sessions on establishing a setting, building characters, incorporating history, drawing on personal memories, and integrating research. Short instructional presentations about the history and natural resources of the park by Interpretive Naturalist Sam Arthur also will be integrated into the sessions, as well as writing exercises throughout the day.

The second way writers can participate in the program is to submit essays, poems, and short stories about or inspired by McCormick’s Creek State Park to a chapbook being compiled, edited, and published by Craig, who also is a freelance editor and writing coach. Writers don’t have to attend the Writing in Place workshop or be a resident of Indiana to participate, but they do have to have visited McCormick’s Creek State Park and must write about or from their experiences there. Submissions must be received by midnight, Sunday, April 30, 2017, and are limited to 1,000 words of prose or two poems (no more than 1,000 words combined) per participant.

The public can participate in the Writing in Place program by purchasing copies of the chapbook, which also will be titled Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park, at the park’s annual Arts in the Park Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park.
Get more details here:
http://writinginplace.charitysingletoncraig.com/. Those interested can also find more details at the program’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/writinginplace/.



We are excited for the debut of Booth Books, a natural extension of the Publishing Lab at Butler University. Our first project will be an anthology: 'Birth of the White House Cool: Reflections on the Obama Years.' We are actively seeking submissions of literature and art. More info here: http://www.boothbooks.org/




Applications for The Kerouac Project Open on January 1, 2017

The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past we have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included. As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.
Go here to learn about the project and submit.




We may be in the throes of winter, but MWW is thinking spring! We’ve planned a one-day mini conference for March 18, at the Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, IN. Whether you’re missing the summer conference and want a boost, or considering attending in July for the first time, the March mini has a taste of several aspects of our full-sized conference.

There is a choice of four intensives, an expert panel discussion, a book signing, and author/student fellowship. For all of the details and how to register, go here:
http://www.midwestwriters.org/2017/01/spring-event-march-18-2017/




The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. We are accepting submissions for our Spring 2017 publication through February 28.

We call ourselves an "alternative" magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the "alternative", The Matador Review is a home. Submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/submissions Any questions can be directed to editors(at)matadorreview.com Our Twitter handle is @matadorreview (twitter.com/matadorreview) Our Facebook page can be found here: www.facebook.com/The-Matador-Review-909831419093935



Seeking Indiana Authors for Book signing Event

I am hosting this event on May 20, 2017 at the Garrett Public Library, Garrett, Indiana 107 w. Houston st. Garrett, Indiana, 1PM – 3PM.  260-357-5485.

This event is free to any author from Indiana who wishes to participate.  Since I am hosting this event the Garrett Library will not be paying authors to participate.  You will keep all your money you make from selling your books.  The event will be advertised in the newspapers, on facebook, & twitter.  Please help spread the word and encourage all your author friends to come and join us.

Light refreshments will be offered.  Contact me Janie Ebinger chefjanie@hotmail.com 260 908 0827 or Andrea at the Garrett




Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, join us in hearing from celebrated children’s book writer and featured Ted speaker, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who writes about the importance of imagination in story telling, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Leslea Newman, Patricia Polacco’s, and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, checking out teacher resources and ideas, and reading rewritten and original stories such as Goodnight Hospital Room, a piece that parodies Brown and Hurd’s classic book and is meant to provide comfort to children who are in need of chronic care, Syd the Fellah about a prince looking for his partner, and The Shot Heard Around the Town: The Story About How One Boy Can Change the World, an original tale that advocates for nonviolence in our communities.

Download and learn more:
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id818562642?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogbabyapps.rethinkchildrensliterature&hl=en

Write for us: http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/WWW/DepartmentalContent/English/pdfs/Submission%20Call%20Rethinking%20Magazine.pdf

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit

Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit ​ 

 

 

Make Some Noise


Unsure where to publish your literary works, unusual art, and social commentaries?
Go to http://noisemedium.com/.
Submit as many ideas as you like to contests@noisemedium.com. We’ll publish anything as long as it’s interesting—stories, images, essays, creative balance sheets, videos, or whatever else you can send us.  We care more about originality than anything else. Make it new. Make it great.

Every month, we award a $500 grand prize to our favorite submission and publish our next favorite 50 submissions. 

Questions? Contact us at contests@noisemedium.com. As we editors suffer from hyper-connectivity and crippling caffeine addictions, you’ll hear from us promptly.



Have some work ready? Send it out to Entrophy!

Where to Submit: February + March 2017

Hello writers! Here’s another round of submissions opportunities.
As you search for places to submit your writing, don’t forget the rest of Entropy’s cornucopia of offerings, which includes the Small Press Database, a compendium of small press interviews that has recently reached 115 presses. Do your research, keep writing, and good luck!





The Butler Bridge Program


Students grades 3-12 are invited to join us to strengthen and explore their writing skills during an afternoon of fun and adventure.

We are pleased to offer the Butler Bridge Program to students in grades 3–12. The program draws on Butler's remarkable resources to build a bridge between Butler and its community, as well as between students who aspire to higher education and the professors, professional writers, teachers, and college mentors who are eager to share what they know.

Our Vision: Butler Bridge programs combine learning, laughter, and compassion to inspire young writers and readers. The programs connect bright, young people with talented mentors and like-minded peers to nurture intellectual and artistic discovery.

This learning-rich community rejects a narrow version of education, in which, too often, assessment structures learning. We reach for a goal that is harder to define:  enhancing creativity, developing the imagination, finding our own voices. We help our students and campers be so engaged with the joys of the literary arts that they don’t even notice how much they are learning.

If you have any additional questions about the Butler Bridge Program or its programs, please email the Bridge Program Coordinator, Mindy Dunn, at mdunn1@butler.edu.

Click here for more information.

For accessibility information or to request disability-related accommodations, please visit www.butler.edu/event-accommodations/.

 



The Freeman has a new poetry editor: Sarah Skwire

The following is a note from Sarah Skwire:
Writerly types!
I am now going to be handling poetry submissions for the good folks at the Freeman. That means you know the poetry editor! Send me good stuff--liberty related or not. I like formal verse and free verse. I like elegant and exciting use of language.
The things I want to read do what e.e.cummings said here:
"At least my theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer. of burlesk, viz., 'Would you hit a woman with a child?-No, I'd hit her with a brick.' Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement." Accepted poems get $50, publication online, and possible inclusion in the print quarterly. If you're included in the print version, we'll send you a copy of the issue in which your poem appears. Submissions should go to: poetry@fee.org Full submission guidelines are available here. Ignore them at your peril: http://fee.org/freeman/poetry-guidelines/



speakyourstory.org


Creating a new female narrative one story at a time.

Every form of personal expression has a home at speakyourstory.org. SpeakYourStory passionately believes in a future where all women, from all walks of life, are empowered to say, “I exist and my stories matter.” Our story sharing platform is designed to be inclusive, compassionate and safe. We will not edit your stories and we publish everything that we receive. We honor every woman’s unique voice and encourage all forms of self-expression. Your story may be a song, a poem, an audio recording, video, a painting, written words, or a photograph. Literally, anything that speaks to your true self has a home here. Please share your pictures, paintings, poems, videos and writing HERE.  



The current edition of WritingRaw.com is NOW online! Stop in and discover a new voice today… Help spread the word and share this with anyone who enjoys the written word. We are looking for submissions for the current issue – fiction of all styles, poetry, essays and other assorted writings, and book promotions. http://www.writingraw.com/



Free Magazine for Writers

Writers Wheel Magazine
Click here to read and download the current issue:

It’s published by Compass Books http://www.compass-books.net,  which offers a list of helpful titles on practical tips for writers, all written by writers from a company run by writers. The most recent title we have published is The Writer’s Group Handbook. All the titles are available internationally.

If you would like the next issue of the magazine emailed to you, join our mailing list: http://www.compass-books.net/list-signup.html

We’re also looking for new authors and have a range of imprints they could fit into at http://www.johnhuntpublishing.com.

 

 

Hip Mama magazine is looking for unique, creative, strong, edgy, alternative parenting stories for upcoming issues.
Check out the magazine here.

Send submissions to: hipsubmissions@gmail.com 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest


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