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This looks like a good writing conference. It takes place at the beautiful and inspiring Atlantic Center for the Arts right near the beach. Being at the beach around writers in the winter sounds pretty good to me.

2nd Annual Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference

January 9 – 15, 2011

The 2nd Annual Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference is January 9 – 15, 2011. Hosted by Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, featuring Nick Flynn in memoir; Mark Doty in poetry; and Mary Gaitskill in fiction.

Applicants may register with one of the faculty, and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 12 positions available with each faculty member. The schedule offers daily 2.5 hour workshops in the mornings, with afternoons of open studio time for writing, as well as craft discussions on a range of topics. Evenings are set aside for readings by the faculty, a special guest reading by Paul Lisicky, and an open mic event where participants can share their work. Also on offer are individual 30-minute conferences with your chosen faculty. All faculty readings are free and open to the public.

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32 Poems on the Poetry Road

August 31, 2010

I’d love to see you/meet you at one of my upcoming poetry readings, panels, or classes.

Although August has not ended and we’re still having
90-degree days, it’s felt like September for several weeks
in terms of work load.

Recently, I finished a poetry interview for the Sotto Voce Poetry Festival. Next up, I’ll be packing to head south for the Decatur Book Festival where the wonderful Blue Elephant Books of Decatur, GA will sell books.

Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 11:15 am: Decatur Book Festival
Eddie’s Attic
Decatur, GA
Poetry reading with Sabrina Orah Mark and Ron Egatz

September 10, 2010: NPR interview airs
Baltimore NPR station
On radio and via internet webcast

Friday, September 24, 2010: Stain of Poetry
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013
Readers: William Joseph Friend, Eric Amling, Sean Singer, Deborah Ager

October 1-3, 2010: Sotto Voce Poetry Festival
Shepherdstown, WV
Panel with Peter Stitt of Gettysburg Review
Poetry Reading

October 7-28, 2010: The Writer’s Center
508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
First Poetry Books Class
In this course, we’ll read and discuss four first poetry books in order to hone our critical eye while discovering what contributes to creating a cohesive poetry collection. We’ll spend one class period discussing each book. Books: Amy Lemmon’s Saint Nobody, Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s Miracle
, Jeannine Hall Gailey’s Becoming the Villainess, and Charles Jensen’s The First Risk.

Online Poetry Class
Take this poetry course from anywhere.
October, 2010


Poetry Workshop

January 12, 2009

Have you every wanted to take a poetry workshop but the classes were held too far away? Perhaps you did not have the money to pay for one? Perhaps you could not bear to spend 8-14 weeks in a classroom again? Are you someone who enjoys writing prompts? Then, the monthly Guardian poetry workshop might […]