Though you might envision yourself sequestered away from the rest of society in a mountain-view cabin as you hammer out the next Great American Novel on a vintage Underwood No. 5 typewriter, writing is not actually as solitary an activity as you might think.
These writing groups and clubs in NY will provide the support and community you didn’t know you needed.
Are you a poet, writer or book lover looking for a literary festival to attend in New York? Here is a list of the biggest and best, fun literary festivals about to take place in both New York City and New York State.
Interested in attending a book trade show or book fair to network with top publishers and agents? Here are 20 of the most important international book trade shows, festivals, and fairs which are taking place around the world in 2017 and 2018.
Are you an avid reader or an aspiring author hoping to get published? Literary festivals are great to attend if you love reading quality books, discovering new literary gems, debating literature, networking, meeting famous authors or wish to establish valuable connections in the industry to get your book published.
Festival attendees often include famous authors, avid readers, publishers, literary agents, booksellers, distributors, and book buyers. Attending a literary festival is not only a great opportunity to network, it's also fun!
Check out our list of the 15 major literary festivals taking place around the world in 2017 and 2018.
Wondering if there is an easy way to network with other writers, editors, and agents? Attending a writing conference is the perfect way to hone your craft while building bonds with important literary professionals in the industry.
Here’s our list of the top 20 annual writing conferences which are worth attending.
After completing a manuscript, you need to gain representation from a literary agent in order to get your book published.
This can be a challenging step for most writers.
Agent pitch slams and live pitching events are a great opportunity for writers to present their work to a selection of leading agents and editors for a chance to land a book publishing deal.
Here is a list of ten agent pitch slam fests we recommend for aspiring authors.
Are you struggling to find inspiration? Do you wish to improve your writing and receive valuable feedback on your work? Here are the 13 best, inspirational and educational writing retreats around the world in 2017.
New York City has always been known for its vibrant and diverse creative underground. Now with the summer upon us, there’s no shortage of poetry slams, open mics, and writing workshops to satisfy the most curious writers. Here are 5 of the best upcoming events, all in Manhattan!
Do you want to improve your writing and get published one day? Here are the top 10 writing workshops and writing classes worth attending which are available in NY and online.
“Free verse for a free nation!” ScreeningRoom.org, in cahoots with the Waterfront Barge Museum in Red hook, invite you to a public reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” from Leaves of Grass.
Dozens of artists, poets, writers and vagabonds will read individual cantos as “a tonic against gobshites and a gilded age” – Thomas Lynch.
Join us to support the Waterfront Barge Museum, the ACLU, PEN America, the NEA and Sunny’s Bar, with a night of poetry, the sunset over the Brooklyn waterfront and
The 2016 Writing Workshop of Chicago is a one-day writing workshop where writers will gain knowledge on how to get published and have the chance to meet literary agents. Attendees will receive intensive training on all aspects of getting their books published, be able to pitch their book to an attending literary agent or editor, get their publishing questions answered and meet fellow writers. There are only 200 seats available at the event.
This writing workshop will take place on
If you’re a sporty writer who loves running, this writing retreat may be just the thing for you.
The Writers Who Run retreat takes place August 3-7, 2016, in rural North Carolina.
Each morning there’s a
This affordable, relaxing and informative one-week long writing retreat is run by the Vancouver School of Writing and hosted by writing coach and author Kathrin Lake.
Attendees will learn together in group classes valuable information about writing and publishing. Writers will also receive one-on-one coaching.
This writing retreat is held annually in the middle week of either January or February, outside Manzanillo, Mexico.
The Vancouver School of Writing retreat is the perfect place for you if you want to:
This affordable writing retreat for fiction writers is set in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. What better place to clear one’s mind and open up to creative inspiration? This writing retreat includes writing workshops, live critiques and