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Do Authors Really Need to be a "Brand"?

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When I teach workshops on writing and/or publishing, I often start out by asking writers to work on the "one-liner" for their projects, whether fiction, nonfiction, or collections. I encourage them to try winnowing it down to just one line — and no, that single line can't comprise 200 words.

Usually someone will ask, sometimes a little aggressively, "Why?" The subtext is perfectly reasonable: their book or collection is too complex to be expressed in one line

Katrin Schumann

Application Deadline Extended to Monday, 5/31

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The application deadline for the following Advanced Workshops has been extended to Monday, May 31st:

 

 

Our advanced workshops are limited to 9 students to foster a closer and more rigorous learning experience. Don't wait – apply today!

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What to Do After Attending a Writing Conference

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Writers attending conferences - like last week's The Muse & The Marketplace 2021 - tend to react to the experience in one of two ways: despair or elation.

 

Camp #1 is overwhelmed with information. Too much of the advice they absorbed seemed contradictory or overly complicated. They’re not sure they even like agents and editors anymore. And dammit, if all those other attendees are trying to get published, how do they stand a chance? 

Katrin Schumann

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Save the Date: Mass Poetry Festival is May 13th - 16th

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The Massachusetts Poetry Festival returns May 13-16, 2021.

 

The 2021 Festival will showcase an all-star roster of poets from across the Commonwealth and the country, including more than 50 events in total featuring well over 100+ poets. Headline poets include Victoria Chang, Jos Charles, Martín Espada, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Lang Leav, Khadijah Queen, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ariana Reines, Dara Wier, and more. You can learn more about these poets by going to their headliners page.

 

In addition to headline readings, panels, workshops and performances, this year’s Festival will include some past favorites, such as the State of ...

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Letter and Spirit: Here, Among the Americans (3/25)

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Join Regie Gibson for a virtual performance of Letter and Spirit: Here, Among the Americans, which will use poetry, spoken word, and song to explore what it means to be an American

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