• Mike S.

Deadlines & Events


Despite the novel coronavirus, writing and the world of writing have not stopped. The deadlines and events listed below demonstrate that.


Approaching Deadlines


Sept. 1, 2020-February 1, 2020 are the dates to submit to two annual contests that the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets hosts: the Student Contest and the Chapbook Contest. In addition, November 1-February 1 is the submission period for WFOP's Wisconsin Poets' Calendar and its MUSE Prize. For more details about WFOP's annual contests, follow their links here.


Events & Classes


Wednesdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., CDT: The full eight-week session from Tom Montag on Lessons Seven Poets Can Teach Us ($195).The seven poets? James Wright, Jane Kenyon, Philip Levine, Sharon Olds, Ruth Stone, William Stafford, and Mary Oliver. Now there's a lineup for you.


Saturday, Oct. 3, 8:45 a.m.- mid- to late p.m., CDT: The Wisconsin Writers Association holds its Fall Conference 2020: No Conference Rooms, No Interstates. More details of the Conference here.

Friday, Oct. 9, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., CDT: Take a virtual tour of the new writing center at Write On, Door County. More details here.


Sunday, Oct. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m., CDT: The Fox Cities Book Festival hosts The Mill's award ceremony for its poetry and short fiction contests. Follow this link to register for the Zoom webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81X9SAnOSWmRBdTM-A_vcw.


Oct. 11-18, CDT: 2020 Fox Cities Book Festival. An all virtual event this year. See the schedule here.


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