• Mike S.

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

Despite the novel coronavirus, writing and the world of writing have not stopped. Several deadlines and events are listed below.

Approaching Deadlines

September 13, 2020: The Mill's poetry and short fiction contest deadlines are less than a month away. Read the poetry contest rules here. The short fiction guidelines are here.

September 15, 2020: Poet Carmen Giménez Smith will judge this year’s Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry. Any poet with an original, full-length, yet-to-be-published collection is eligible. Two prizes are awarded, each receiving a $1,000 prize. There is a $28 entry fee. For more details about the contest and information on Carmen Giménez Smith, click here.

Events & Classes

Wed., Sept 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m., CDT: One-session virtual class (Nurture Your Writing: 10 tips for the Care and Feeding of Your Creativity) with Laura Winkelspecht. Staring at that blank page frustrating you? You're not alone. Allow Laura to help. Discounted fee of only $10. Limited enrollment. (Class is filled; enrollments closed.)

Monday, Sept. 14, 7:00-8p.m., CDT: Short Story Night. A story, "Broken Map," by acclaimed Wisconsin author Abby Frucht will be the topic of discussion. It's a Zoom event. Click here for details.

Monday, Sept. 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m., CDT: Poetry Unlocked and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets returns for another virtual reading by Appleton poets Katie Chiquette-Adams and Mike Gadzik. Find more details at this Poetry Unlocked Facebook page.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m., CDT: Mill teacher Tom Montag offers a one-hour Introductory Session (virtual) for Lessons Seven Poets Can Teach Us ($10---refunded if you take the eight-week course that follows). He'll introduce a few of the poets he'll use in the eight-week course. See immediately below.

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. (See above for Introductory Session.)

Saturday, Sept. 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m., CDT: 'The Comfort We Get Used To': On Rereading Virginia Woolf During a Pandemic, a single-session event taught by writer and poet Emily Bowles. After months of struggling through our own darkness, writers are invited to join together for a virtual exploration of select passages from Woolf’s writing. To write well, we need to read well.

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.

(Image from Wix library)

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