Opportunities, 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:



Poetry Contest


Tim Harmon is doing an art project with the Harrison Center. He is inviting people to write a poem about the King Park neighborhood. ( Fall creek to the North.  The interstate to the south.  Monon Trail to the east and Pennsylvania Ave. to the west. Poems will be included in art pieces that Tim makes.  Each poem used will receive $50.00 if and when the art sells. He will be doing one piece a month for 2014.

Accepting poems from now till September 14. Mail your poems to: timjharmon@gmail.com or mail to 1035 Hosbrook st. Indianapolis, IN. 46203.  If you have more questions, call: 317-627-0498


Call for Entry, Durango 10-Minute Play Contest, Durango, CO

 

The Durango Arts Center announces its 2014 10-Minute Play Contest seeking original plays, never before produced. Each play should require two-to-four characters, and minimal props and costumes. The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, may be no more than 10 pages. Script submissions should include an optional cover letter, two copies of the play, $10 entry fee (checks made to Durango Arts Center). For a copy of the entry flyer, format for the plays, judging process and schedule of events, please email TenMinutePlayDirector@gmail.com. Deadline for entry is February 14, 2014.



Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry

Call for Manuscripts:
For our Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Reimagined: Bridging This World and Others, Nimrod International Journal is looking for poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that play with the idea of reimagining.
Go here for details: http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/manuscripts.html
Postmark Deadline: January 10th, 2014
Publication Date: April 2014

 

   

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts Seminar- An Initiative of Butler University's Center for Faith and Vocation

What is the Seminar?

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts: A Symposium is a new initiative to bring people together from diverse artistic disciplines, practices and religious/spiritual perspectives for a sustained study and reflection on a Biblical text. Twelve selected participants will be part of a seminar that will engage the sacred text as they seek inspiration to create new work (music, poetry, visual art, dance, drama, narrative, liturgical art). These works will be shared in the seminar and in a final community exhibition at the end of April 2014.

Who are the Faculty?

Religious leader and author, Rabbi Sandy Sasso (who has been adjunct faculty at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary) will direct the seminar. The faculty will be professors of religion, creative writing, art, music, dance and theater from Butler University and theologians on the faculty of Christian Theological Seminary.

What to Expect:

A respectful and stimulating environment that is designed to nurture creativity.  A world class faculty from Butler and CTS from across the disciplines of religion and the arts.  A diverse group of students respectful of belief and non-belief.

Sessions will be held for 2.5 hours weekly for a total of six weeks and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30p.m. on the campus of Butler University.  Dates for Spring 2014: January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 18.

Get all the details and application requirements here.

 

 

Butler Bridge Program

 

The Butler Bridge workshops are designed to develop the writing skills of pre-college students(grades 3-12). Participation in such an individualized writing workshop program will help students prepare for college while also nurturing their talents and imaginations.  This semester we are particularly lucky to have YA writers Ben Winters and John Green on board! 
Go to http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ to get all the details.

Registration:
If you are interested in signing up for any (OR ALL!) of the Butler Bridge Programs, please fill out a registration sheet found at http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ or by emailing coordinator Mindy Dunn at butlerbridge@butler.edu. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment. 

 

Kid's Magazine

 

Indiana Kids magazine, a brand new family project (not a commercial one) written, edited and published for kids, about kids and by kids, is seeking submissions from Indiana kids across the state. 

This online quarterly magazine is a family project of the Miller and Anderson families of central Indiana, founded to teach our own family's Indiana kids how to work together, how to interview people (which involves a lot of listening), how to interpret and write about what they've learned, and to introduce them to many other interesting Indiana kids around the state they might otherwise not get to meet.  Please send us your poetry, short stories, art work and photography. Make sure the photographs are a jpg file. The drawings can be pdf files. The poems and stories can be either Microsoft Word or just written in the body of the email. 

If your submission fits the themes and mission of the magazine, we will publish it in future issues of Indiana Kids. Please send your work to indianakidsmag@gmail.com  and put "submission" in the subject line.  Please let us know what you would like to see us write about in Indiana Kids in future issues. Take a look at the magazine via this link: http://issuu.com/indianakids

 

 

Freight Stories   

 

 

The best new fiction on the web. Or anywhere else, for that matter.Freight Stories is now reading submissions for their next issue. Writers of excellent fiction should consider submitting via the online submission manager. Or drop in and read the stories in our current issue.

 

http://www.freightstories.com

 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

 

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

Written by Roxanna Santoro — November 30, 2013

Events Around Indiana

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



From October 28 through November 17 Click here to view all the many events and readings


A Panel of Award-Winning Novelists Who Just Happen to Be JCC Members

Michael Dahlie (The Best of Youth), Allison Lynn (The Exiles) and Ben Winters (The Last Policeman, 1 and 2) in conversation with Lev Rothenberg, Director of Arts and Education, JCC on Wednesday, 11/13 at 7 pm.

These three young authors are true professionals who have each written thoughtful and highly readable novels that look at our world from unique perspectives. Whether it is the story of a young couple exiled from New York City with baggage they dare not even share with each other, a lost young millionaire trying desperately to find himself amongst a cast of wacky characters who generally do not respect him, or a determined detective who almost inexplicably continues his work despite the fact that the world is literally coming to an end, each of these authors tells tales full of creativity, empathy and integrity. In conversation with Lev Rothenberg.  Click here to see the poster for the event. In Partnership with the Indiana Writers Center



Indy Reads Books

http://indyreadsbooks.org/events/

911 Massachusetts Ave
 
Wednesday, November 13,   6:00pm – 7:30pm

Guest Authors of "Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks"
The Speed City Chapter of Sisters in Crime present their third mystery anthology. The anthology features 17 mystery stories written by authors who are members of the Speed City Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Tucked between the fictional stories are pages about real-life legendary basketball players and coaches. Copies of the book will be for sale for the event, and authors will be available to sign copies of the book.


Bookmamas

http://www.bookmamas.com/
9 S. Johnson Avenue, Irvington

Bobby “Slick” Leonard book signing
Thursday, Nov.14, @ 6:00 pm
Coach Bobby Leonard will be signing his new book, Boom Baby: My Basketball Life in Indiana.

 

Purdue University Reading Series

http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/CreativeWriting/readingseries.html   

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Wednesday, November 13,  7:30 pm
Visiting Writers Reading Series, Poetry Reading with Karen Kovacik
Krannert Auditorium, Room 140

 


Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series

Butler University     
http://news.butler.edu/blog/2013/07/visiting-writers-series/
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Tomaz Salamun

7:30 p.m. November 19
Clowes Hall Krannert Room 






The Indianapolis Branch of the Vonnegut Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 21, at the Emelie Building in downtown Indianapolis (340 N. Senate Avenue) at 11:30 a.m. The library does not open until noon, but you can enter through Katz & Korin entrance. We will be studying Vonnegut's Player Piano. Please join us even if you haven't read the book in a while.  
Please contact bookclub-indianapolis@vonnegutlibrary.org for more information. 


 

   

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

November 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
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Fiction Writer, Laird Hunt will read
Eck Center Auditorium

 


The Writers Guild at Bloomington

http://writersguildbloomington.com/

MFA Poets Ciara Miller and Michael Mlekoday are hosting
POETRY SLAM NIGHT
November 20th  7:30pm
Rachel’s Cafe
1st Place Wins $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
2nd Place Wins $25 Gift Card
Poets need two poems for two rounds. Poems can be no longer than 3 minutes. Judges are picked randomly from the audience. This may be one of the most exciting event of the semester.There will be a lot of GREAT music and loads of fun!!!
Please contact Ciara Miller atciamille@indiana.edu or Michael Mlekoday atmmlekoda@imail.iu.edu if you would like to compete.


 

Kellogg Writers Series

http://www.uindy.edu/arts/kellogg-writers-series

Thursday,  November 21    7:30 to 9:30 PM
Writer Roxane Gay
Schwitzer Student Center - UIndy Hall C


Poets of Lawrence

Tuesday, November 26   6:30-8:30
Lawrence Art Center
4437 N. Franklin Rd. Indpls, 46226

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November 26 - Liza Hyatt - book launch for Stories Made of World (Finishing Line Press)
The poems in Stories Made of World explore the relationship of nature to self, Earth to soul, and poetic imagination to the land itself. These poems speak in the voices of Midwestern forests, cicadas, snails, and humidity and yet also reveal a world-consciousness that connects all places, all times. Poems within this collection link Turtle Island with modern images of Earth from space, a grieving Neanderthal woman with every mother’s grief, a Honda commuter with the early hunter-gatherers, and the bombing of Hiroshima with a Midwesterner’s dream 60 years later. Describing both the ordinary and the universal, the local details within an evolving cosmology, the poems in this collection are directions the Earth will give when we ask our way home.
Click here for Liza's Bio
No Poets of Lawrence in December.

 

 

Exhibition of Large-Format Poster of John Sherman's Photography and Poetry

LITTLE BROWN GIRL

Garfield Park Arts Center will host an exhibition entitled, “Photography and Poetry of John Sherman,” from November 2 to November 21. On exhibit (and for sale) will be 30-some large-format posters of Sherman’s poetry and photography. 
2432 Conservatory Drive, Garfield Park.
For more information, visit www.gpacarts.org or call 317-327-7135. Click here to see the flyer.
John Sherman is a writer and photographer whose works have appeared in major publications across the U.S. He is the author of nine books, scores of newspaper and magazine articles; he has served twice as a magazine editor and as a newspaper columnist. He has written the libretto for the opera Biafra (viewable on YouTube). Sherman is the recipient of four Individual Artist Program grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. His manuscript for Marjorie Main: Rural Documentary Poetry earned him a Finalist position in the Walt Whitman Award competition sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. He received the Governor’s Award of Honor for Historic Preservation for his book, Santa Fe: A Pictorial History. He resides in Indianapolis.

 

 

 

Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

www.greenwoodlibrary.us
Monday, December 9th   6pm

Join us for this writers' critique group, a place where beginning and veteran writers can receive feedback on their work. All genres of work  are accepted.  Readers and those who enjoy books are also welcome as  their feedback is important. If you'd  like to have a sample of your work critiqued at the group, please email your sample to  Valerie at vmoore@greenwoodlibrary.us
We hope to see you there!

Written by Roxanna Santoro — November 05, 2013

Opportunities, 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:

Workshops @ the Greenwood Public Library

How to Self-Publish an eBook
Tues | Dec 3 | 6pm
Interested in self-publishing an e-book? This class will offer some basic checklists to address every new author's most common questions about ebook
formatting, conversion, cover images, ISBNs, copyright, piracy, pricing and distribution.  Learn more

Get Published with Colleen Coble
Thurs | Dec 12 | 6pm
You've spent long hours working on your novel. Now that it's finished, what do you do next? Come learn about the traditional publishing process
and get some tips on preparing your manuscripts from published author, Colleen Coble.  Learn more


 

Poetry Contest


Tim Harmon is doing an art project with the Harrison Center. He is inviting people to write a poem about the King Park neighborhood. ( Fall creek to the North.  The interstate to the south.  Monon Trail to the east and Pennsylvania Ave. to the west. Poems will be included in art pieces that Tim makes.  Each poem used will receive $50.00 if and when the art sells. He will be doing one piece a month for 2014.

Accepting poems from now till September 14. Mail your poems to: timjharmon@gmail.com or mail to 1035 Hosbrook st. Indianapolis, IN. 46203.  If you have more questions, call: 317-627-0498



The Nobody Series- AWP Postcard Contest

Write a short-short story destined for immediate celebrity.

The Winning Nobody’s story will be printed beautifully across the front of an artfully composed postcard displayed and for sale among other fine postcards of all RopeWalk Press fiction covers. For details: https://www.usi.edu/ropewalkpress/contestguidelines.aspx
Postmark deadline: December 1, 2013.




Nimrod
International Journal of Prose and Poetry

Call for Manuscripts:
For our Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Reimagined: Bridging This World and Others, Nimrod International Journal is looking for poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that play with the idea of reimagining.
Go here for details: http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/manuscripts.html
Postmark Deadline: January 10th, 2014
Publication Date: April 2014

 

   

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts Seminar- An Initiative of Butler University's Center for Faith and Vocation

What is the Seminar?

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts: A Symposium is a new initiative to bring people together from diverse artistic disciplines, practices and religious/spiritual perspectives for a sustained study and reflection on a Biblical text. Twelve selected participants will be part of a seminar that will engage the sacred text as they seek inspiration to create new work (music, poetry, visual art, dance, drama, narrative, liturgical art). These works will be shared in the seminar and in a final community exhibition at the end of April 2014.

Who are the Faculty?

Religious leader and author, Rabbi Sandy Sasso (who has been adjunct faculty at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary) will direct the seminar. The faculty will be professors of religion, creative writing, art, music, dance and theater from Butler University and theologians on the faculty of Christian Theological Seminary.

What to Expect:

A respectful and stimulating environment that is designed to nurture creativity.  A world class faculty from Butler and CTS from across the disciplines of religion and the arts.  A diverse group of students respectful of belief and non-belief.

Sessions will be held for 2.5 hours weekly for a total of six weeks and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30p.m. on the campus of Butler University.  Dates for Spring 2014: January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 18.

Get all the details and application requirements here.

 

 

Butler Bridge Program

 

The Butler Bridge workshops are designed to develop the writing skills of pre-college students(grades 3-12). Participation in such an individualized writing workshop program will help students prepare for college while also nurturing their talents and imaginations.  This semester we are particularly lucky to have YA writers Ben Winters and John Green on board! 
Go to http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ to get all the details.

Registration:
If you are interested in signing up for any (OR ALL!) of the Butler Bridge Programs, please fill out a registration sheet found at http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ or by emailing coordinator Mindy Dunn at butlerbridge@butler.edu. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment. 

 

Kid's Magazine

 

Indiana Kids magazine, a brand new family project (not a commercial one) written, edited and published for kids, about kids and by kids, is seeking submissions from Indiana kids across the state. 

This online quarterly magazine is a family project of the Miller and Anderson families of central Indiana, founded to teach our own family's Indiana kids how to work together, how to interview people (which involves a lot of listening), how to interpret and write about what they've learned, and to introduce them to many other interesting Indiana kids around the state they might otherwise not get to meet.  Please send us your poetry, short stories, art work and photography. Make sure the photographs are a jpg file. The drawings can be pdf files. The poems and stories can be either Microsoft Word or just written in the body of the email. 

If your submission fits the themes and mission of the magazine, we will publish it in future issues of Indiana Kids. Please send your work to indianakidsmag@gmail.com  and put "submission" in the subject line.  Please let us know what you would like to see us write about in Indiana Kids in future issues. Take a look at the magazine via this link: http://issuu.com/indianakids

 

 

Freight Stories   

 

 

The best new fiction on the web. Or anywhere else, for that matter.Freight Stories is now reading submissions for their next issue. Writers of excellent fiction should consider submitting via the online submission manager. Or drop in and read the stories in our current issue.

 

http://www.freightstories.com

 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

 

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

Written by Roxanna Santoro — November 05, 2013

An Evening with the Muse

presents featured poet, George Kalamaras

 

 

 

Sunday, November 10, 2013     7 p.m.

 

FREE!
Followed by Refreshments, Book Signings and an Open Mic

 

George Kalamaras is the author of six full-length books of poetry and six poetry chapbooks. Recent titles include, The Mining Camps of the Mouth (New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM chapbook contest, 2012), Kingdom of Throat-Stuck Luck (Elixir Press Poetry Prize, 2011), and Your Own Ox-Head Mask as Proof (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010).


Beyond his many published books, he has published hundreds of poems in national and regional anthologies and magazines, including And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana,  Hopewell Review: New Work by Indiana’s Best Writers, The Best American Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Hambone, The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, New Letters, North American Review, TriQuarterly, and others. He has also been awarded many prizes for his poetry, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1993) and two Indiana Arts Commission Grants (2011 and 2001). His Indo-U.S. Advanced Research Fellowship allowed him to travel to India for several months in 1994, and he published two books of poetry as a result of those travels.

He lives in Fort Wayne with his wife of 30 years, the writer Mary Ann Cain, with whom he teaches at IPFW, and their adorable beagle, Bootsie.

 


 

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

Written by Roxanna Santoro — November 05, 2013

Class and Workshop Updates!

Enter, Mysterious Stranger and When Setting Speaks have been canceled due to insufficient registration.

 

Written by Roxanna Santoro — October 03, 2013

Events Around Indiana

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


The Indianapolis Branch of the Vonnegut Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 24, at the Emelie Building in downtown Indianapolis (340 N. Senate Avenue) at 11:30 a.m. The library does not open until noon, but you can enter through Katz & Korin entrance. In preparation for VonnegutFest, we will be studying Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. (Tim will hold  a book signing and participate in a veterans' panel during VonnegutFest.) Please join us. 

 

Indy Reads Books


http://indyreadsbooks.org/
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Wednesday, October 16   6pm – 7pm
Tom Akins reading
A reading and signing with the author of 'Behind the Copper Fence'.

Friday, October 18, 6pm – 7pm
Logan Hursh Poetry Reading


The Writers Guild at Bloomington 

http://writersguildbloomington.com/

Friday, October 18  7:00 pm
George Hudson: Reading
Purple Haze
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN    


Poetry at the Lawrence Art Center


October 22, 2013   6:30 -8:30pm
Lawrence Art Center
4437 N. Franklin Rd. Indpls, 46226
Open Mic Night!
Most months we have a featured poet followed by an open mike, so bring some of your own poems to share with us.


The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series

http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/english/index.php/reiberg

 

Poet Orlando Ricardo Menes
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Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
University Library Lilly Auditorium


Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series/Butler University

http://news.butler.edu/blog/2013/07/visiting-writers-series/

Mary Kay Zuravleff
7:30 p.m. Oct. 23
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

 

Purdue University Reading Series
http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/CreativeWriting/readingseries.html


Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 pm
Visiting Writers Reading Series, Fiction Reading with Paul Harding
Krannert Auditorium, Room 140

 

Notre Dame Creative Writing Program

http://english.nd.edu/creative-writing/

National poetry series 'Latino/a Poetry Now' to conclude at Notre Dame
October 30, 2013  7:30 p.m.
Eck Center Auditorium

 

From October 28 through November 17
Click here to view all the many events and readings


 

Visiting Writers Series-DePauw University
http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/english/visitingwritersseries/

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Poet Tobias Wolfe

Friday, November 8   7:30 PM
Meharry Hall, East College


Risk Pursuing Your Passion! A Spirit and Place Event
PaintingH4  First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
4601 Knollton Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Free!
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm
(music and interactive activities start at 6:30 pm)

Click here for a printable flyer.

register for this event

What must we risk to pursue our dreams?

“The Risk of Pursuing Your Passion” will be a two hour event featuring a panel of creative professionals discussing the risks and rewards of living into their dreams.  While there’s a place for events featuring people who are widely known, this event is meant to illuminate how ordinary people found the will to create their lives intentionally.

Co-sponsored by the INDIANA WRITERS CENTER

 
   

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

Thursday,  November 21    7:30 to 9:30 PM
Writer Roxane Gay
Schwitzer Student Center - UIndy Hall C

 
 

Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group

www.greenwoodlibrary.us
Monday, October 28   6pm

Join us for this writers' critique group, a place where beginning and veteran writers can receive feedback on their work. All genres of work  are accepted.  Readers and those who enjoy books are also welcome as  their feedback is important. If you'd  like to have a sample of your work critiqued at the group, please email your sample to  Valerie at vmoore@greenwoodlibrary.us

We hope to see you there!

Written by Roxanna Santoro — October 01, 2013

Opportunities, Events and Submissions

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

Knox County Public Library :2nd Annual Southern Indiana Writers Festival

Join us November 2 for our second annual writers' event from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration is $30. Workshops will be offered by noted authors Margaret McMullan, James Alexander Thom, and Howard Andrew Jones. An Author Meet & Greet session from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. is free and open to the public. Register at the circulation desk or go to the Literacy section on our Services tab to register online. For more information call Judy at 812-886-4380 ext. 34.  Click here to download the flyer

 


Workshops @ the Greenwood Public Library

Local Author Fair
Sat | Nov 9 | 1-4pm
Get a jump start on your Holiday shopping by visiting the Greenwood Public Library's Local Author Fair! Visit with dozens of local authors, hear
their stories, and get a chance to purchase their published works.

Skype with Author Kimberly McCreight
Mon | Nov 11 | 6pm
Come join us here at the library as we host author Kimberly McCreight over Skype this evening for National Novel Writing Month. Kimberly McCreight's
debut novel, "Reconstructing Amelia" has won critical acclaim. She will be discussing her book plus talking about the process of getting her book
published. Learn more

Marketing Your Work with Sandy James
Thurs | Nov 14 | 6pm
You've written a novel and are looking into self-publishing, now what? Marketing is often an area that writers are unprepared for once their
novel is published. Experienced author, Sandy James will be here to talk about her experience with marketing. She'll go over how authors can use
social media and a web presence for their benefit as they get the word out about their work.  Learn more

How to Self-Publish an eBook
Tues | Dec 3 | 6pm
Interested in self-publishing an e-book? This class will offer some basic checklists to address every new author's most common questions about ebook
formatting, conversion, cover images, ISBNs, copyright, piracy, pricing and distribution.  Learn more

Get Published with Colleen Coble
Thurs | Dec 12 | 6pm
You've spent long hours working on your novel. Now that it's finished, what do you do next? Come learn about the traditional publishing process
and get some tips on preparing your manuscripts from published author, Colleen Coble.  Learn more
 


 

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Writers, Readers, and Poets Society of Brown County
Saturday November 2, 2013
Brown County Public Library
9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.   
$15.00 suggested donation covers lunch and workshop
Contact: Pam Raider at psage9@aol.com or 812-988-0035   

 

One Day Workshop at the Fremont Public Library

Essentials on Constructing the Novel
Instructor: Bill Brooks
Saturday, November 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Fremont Public Library, Fremont, Indiana

This one-day workshop will cover all the essentials of constructing the novel: Creating a likable protagonist, conflict, building blocks of plot, scene, dialogue, action and resolution. The last hour or so will be spent on marketing your novel, i.e., finding an agent or editor through query.  To register, call the Fremont Public Library (260-495-7157). Those with questions regarding the class, email Bill Brooks at pen95@yahoo.com. The class is limited to twelve participants.

BILL BROOKS has written nearly 30 historical novels, including the Stone Garden: The Epic Life of Billy the Kid, selected by Booklist as one of the 10 Best Westerns of the past decade. He has taught fiction writing workshops throughout the country

 

  


 

2013 Fiction Contest

Entry Deadline: November 15th, 2013
Winners Announced: March 15th, 2014
Judges: Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau
Entry Fee: $25.00
http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/fiction-contest/


2013 One-Act Play Contest

Entry Deadline: November 1st, 2013
Winners Announced: March 1st, 2014
Judges: University of New Orleans’ Creative
Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts
Entry Fee: $25
http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest/

   

 


Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts Seminar- An Initiative of Butler University's Center for Faith and Vocation

What is the Seminar?

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts: A Symposium is a new initiative to bring people together from diverse artistic disciplines, practices and religious/spiritual perspectives for a sustained study and reflection on a Biblical text. Twelve selected participants will be part of a seminar that will engage the sacred text as they seek inspiration to create new work (music, poetry, visual art, dance, drama, narrative, liturgical art). These works will be shared in the seminar and in a final community exhibition at the end of April 2014.

Who are the Faculty?

Religious leader and author, Rabbi Sandy Sasso (who has been adjunct faculty at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary) will direct the seminar. The faculty will be professors of religion, creative writing, art, music, dance and theater from Butler University and theologians on the faculty of Christian Theological Seminary.

What to Expect:

A respectful and stimulating environment that is designed to nurture creativity.  A world class faculty from Butler and CTS from across the disciplines of religion and the arts.  A diverse group of students respectful of belief and non-belief.

Sessions will be held for 2.5 hours weekly for a total of six weeks and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30p.m. on the campus of Butler University.  Dates for Spring 2014: January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 18.

Get all the details and application requirements here.

 

 

Butler Bridge Program

 

The Butler Bridge workshops are designed to develop the writing skills of pre-college students(grades 3-12). Participation in such an individualized writing workshop program will help students prepare for college while also nurturing their talents and imaginations.  This semester we are particularly lucky to have YA writers Ben Winters and John Green on board! 
Go to http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ to get all the details.

Registration:
If you are interested in signing up for any (OR ALL!) of the Butler Bridge Programs, please fill out a registration sheet found at http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ or by emailing coordinator Mindy Dunn at butlerbridge@butler.edu. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment. 

 

Kid's Magazine

 

Indiana Kids magazine, a brand new family project (not a commercial one) written, edited and published for kids, about kids and by kids, is seeking submissions from Indiana kids across the state. 

This online quarterly magazine is a family project of the Miller and Anderson families of central Indiana, founded to teach our own family's Indiana kids how to work together, how to interview people (which involves a lot of listening), how to interpret and write about what they've learned, and to introduce them to many other interesting Indiana kids around the state they might otherwise not get to meet.  Please send us your poetry, short stories, art work and photography. Make sure the photographs are a jpg file. The drawings can be pdf files. The poems and stories can be either Microsoft Word or just written in the body of the email. 

If your submission fits the themes and mission of the magazine, we will publish it in future issues of Indiana Kids. Please send your work to indianakidsmag@gmail.com  and put "submission" in the subject line.  Please let us know what you would like to see us write about in Indiana Kids in future issues. Take a look at the magazine via this link: http://issuu.com/indianakids

 

 

Freight Stories   

 

 

The best new fiction on the web. Or anywhere else, for that matter.Freight Stories is now reading submissions for their next issue. Writers of excellent fiction should consider submitting via the online submission manager. Or drop in and read the stories in our current issue.

 

http://www.freightstories.com

 

Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!

 

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

Written by Roxanna Santoro — October 01, 2013

An Evening with the Muse

presents featured poet, Jenny Browne

 

Sunday, October 13, 2013     7 p.m.

 

FREE!
Followed by Refreshments, Book Signings and an Open Mic

 

Jenny Browne is the author of two full collections of poems, and one chapbook.  Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including AGNI, American Poetry Review, Bat City Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Puerto del Sol, Threepenny Review and Tin House.  She has received fellowships in creative writing from the Writers League of Texas, the San Antonio Artist Foundation, and the Writers Center of Washington D.C.   Her work has been featured on public buses in Austin, Texas, in the Modern Love column of the New York Times, and on-stage at the Dallas Museum of Art.   In the summer of 2011, she was selected by the University of Iowa International Writers Program and the U.S. State Department to travel to the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya to teach poetry in the camp's secondary schools.

  dear stranger

Take the companion course:

Dear Stranger: A Poetry Intensive

Instructor: Jenny Browne
Date: Sunday, October 13
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $57 non-members, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

Russian writer and critic Viktor Scklovsky suggested that "art makes the familiar strange so that it can be freshly perceived."  How might we take his charge to invite mystery, intensity, and surprise into our most familiar sentences, images and memories?  First, we'll look at a few poems by others that move bravely from the known into the unknown, and then do some short generative exercises with tone, metaphor and particularity.  Ideally, this exploration will result in a few new poem drafts and new interpretations of older ones.  (Please bring one stubborn poem that will not submit to revision, and we'll set about wrestling it to the mat.)  NOTE: Jenny will be the featured reading at “Evening with the Muse” at 7 pm. So plan to attend both the class and the reading, if you can!

 

 

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

Written by Roxanna Santoro — September 30, 2013

Class and Workshop Updates!

The Free Workshop with Melissa Fraterrigo/The Novel in Stories is filled to capacity!  We cannot process further registrations and it has been removed from the website.  We cannot seat walk-in registrations.

We can take walk-in registrations for Creating and Maintaining Your Website and Prompting Poetry this Saturday, September 28.

The Historical Fiction Workshop has been canceled due to insufficient registration.

Written by Roxanna Santoro — September 25, 2013


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