Workshop: 5 Big Rules of Plot

The Southern Lit Alliance is hosting a fantastic creative writing workshop on Sunday October 17 from 2 to 5pm (ET) Coming up with ideas for a new world or new characters isn’t often too intimidating, but when faced with creating an entire plot, a lot of writers freeze up. That’s because most people aren’t aware... Continue Reading →


The Poetry Society of Tennessee's (PST’s) 65th Annual Poetry Festival will be held virtually on Saturday, October 9, 2021, beginning at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (2:00 pm EDT).  Once again, our virtual festival will be free, but registration for this event (to be held via Zoom) will be required. More information and registration HERE... Continue Reading →

June Workshop

2021 Winter Writers Workshop Series Saturday, June 19, 2021 Robert Gipe presents a workshop on character and dialog The workshop will look at character development in fiction, with particular attention to how characters talk to one another. Robert Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline (Ohio University Press, 2015), received the 2015 Weatherford Award in fiction from the Appalachian Studies... Continue Reading →

Workshop: SpokenWord

Rhea Carmon presents: Performance Poets - The modern day Griots Saturday May 22, online Zoom 10:45 to 2:30 These workshops in the series designed by John C. Mannone have been wonderful intimate experiences with fellow writers. CWG member rate $10- and nonmember rate $15-. Abstract: Spokenword poetry, hip hop, and slam all originated from the... Continue Reading →

Poetry Workshop

Poetic Soundscapes and the “Felt Quality” of a Word Presenter: Carrie Meadows Time: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (eastern time), via Zoom Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members Our workshops are a relaxing intimate experience with fellow writers! We log into Zoom at 10:45 am for introductions, enjoy a craft session from 11... Continue Reading →

Workshop: 3/27 Meditative Essay

Robert Vivian of the Vermont College of Fine Arts will lead us in Writing the Meditative Essay "A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground: Writing More Lyrically" Saturday March 27, online in Zoom This generative workshop is geared to prose writers who wish to explore, experiment, and discuss lyrical writing* and how writers may access... Continue Reading →

Workshop: Seth Michelson

Join us on Saturday February 20 for a workshop led by Seth Michelson. Seth Michelson is an award-winning poet, translator, and professor of poetry (more below). Website (Note: I attended a session with Seth recently in a UTC Poetry class and his passion for the creative spirit, his love of poetry, and encouragement of the... Continue Reading →

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