Monday, April 09, 2007

Summer Workshops in Poetry

The Frost Place (Franconia, NH: still has a few places open in its workshops for this summer, ranging from a specialty session for teachers, to the noted Festival of Poetry (July 29-August 4; resident poet Jody Gladding, additional faculty Edward Hirsch, Vijay Seshadri, Martín Espada, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Martha Collins), to the unusual "master class" seminar offered for those preparing collections of work. Director Jim Schley is good to work with and helps plan transportation, too. Registration deadlines are almost here.

And here's another, for both poetry and fiction, a bit further from Vermont but still New England, five miles from downtown Boston:

Recharge your creative energies with award-winning authors at the Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference of Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA, this June 17–23, 2007. Apply soon, as workshops—capped at 12 participants—are starting to fill.

The Contemporary Novel: Andre Dubus III & Thisbe Nissen
Short Fiction: Lee Hope & Randall Kenan
Popular/Literary Fiction: Sarah Micklem & Valerie Wilson Wesley
Poetry: Naomi Ayala, Kurt Brown, Cornelius Eady, & A. Van Jordan
Creative Nonfiction: Roland Merullo, Anne-Marie Ooomen
Writing for Children & Young Adults: Nina Crews & Norma Fox Mazer

…plus special guests Dennis Lehane — author of Mystic River — and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn. More info and applications:

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