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30 January 2021 : Join ICAN for a “Write on Writing Retreat”

The Idaho Creative Writer’s Network (ICAN) invites everyone to join together for a full-day writing retreat. Register ahead of time (or just show up). It’s: Free Online (so no COVID-19 worries and clothing is casual-casual) On January 30, we’ll welcome you at 9:00 am on Facebook, meet back at noon to check our progress, have …

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Mexican Gothic : From manuscript to marketplace

The Authors Guild is presenting Silvia Moreno-Garcia in conversation with Ashleigh Heaton, Julie Leung, and Eddie Schneider on the ever-relevant topic of marketing for authors. Learn more about the book, the author, and the panelists — and sign up. “Designed with an audience of fellow writers in mind, From Manuscript to Marketplace offers candid conversations …

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Romance Writers Conference – full recordings available

The next best thing to being there, the full set of recordings of the “Romance Around the World” Spring Fling Writers Conference presented by Chicago-North RWA in July 2020 is available for purchase and viewing through 27 July 2021. The archive will only be available until that date. Highlights include: Thursday full-day master class with …

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Readings with Patti Smith, Madeline Miller

The Cabin in Boise continues its series of readings this fall – online. 9 October 2020 – A reading with Patti Smith, acclaimed musician and author of Just Kids, M Train, and Year of the Monkey. Patti will also sing a few songs with her longtime bandmate Tony Shanahan. Tickets include complimentary copy of book. 10 November 2020 – A lecture with Madeline …

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Poetry reading (online) 16 September

Do you enjoy lively and original poetry? The Live Poets Society Is conducting its first Zoom poetry reading (hosted by its long-time community partner, the Garden City Public Library) on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. There’s no fee and the public is welcome to participate.  Email  to register and get the Zoom …

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The Quills Conference (online) 13-16 Aug.

Join the League of Utah Writers for an exceptional multi-day virtual writing conference. Take classes in craft, publishing, and marketing; connect with New York Times Bestselling authors; pitch to acquiring editors and agents. It’s happening 13-16 August 2020. Members: $110-175; non-members $150-215. Read more about it at QuillsConference.com.

Genre Requirements

Join this Idaho Writers Guild “Writer’s Corner” workshop presented by editor and writing coach Stacey Smekofske. Make sure that your work meets genre requirements and even exceeds your readers’ expectations. Learn how to include obligatory content that is expected for your genre and remain innovative with your story. Presented online from 7 p.m. to 8 …

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Willamette writers conference

The annual Willamette Writers Conference will be entirely online for 2020. Pitch agents. Sit down with producers. Sharpen your manuscript with industry pros. You can do all this from the comfort of your own home, July 30 – August 2, 2020! Featuring keynote speakers Cheryl Strayed, Pete Souza, Mitchell S. Jackson, Zoraida Córdova, Rosanne Parry, …

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