Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference

Posted in News on June 27 2024

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference returns on Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20. Once again, it will be held online, welcoming writers from around the globe to participate in this extraordinary event.

Since its inception in 2004, the conference has offered a variety of programming for writers of all genres and backgrounds. This year’s attendees have the unique opportunity to learn from award-winning authors on how to uncover the heart of a story, use nature to make sense of the world, tease universal insights from personal experiences, and navigate the complexities of flashbacks. The conference features a variety of specialized workshops on flash fiction, imaginative travel writing, and character development. Participants can also receive pro tips on publishing as practice and how to embrace the concept of ‘good enough.’ For those seeking personalized feedback, individual manuscript consultations with conference faculty are available.

This year’s esteemed workshop instructors include Paula Carter, Gioia Diliberto, Kate Harding, Laurie Lawlor, Rebecca Makkai, Juan Martinez, Faisal Mohyuddin, Lori Rader-Day, Christine Sneed, and Megan Stielstra.

Hosted by the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies MA in Writing and MFA in Prose and Poetry programs, this conference offers an unparalleled platform for writers to deepen their understanding of the craft and business of writing.

Keep up with the event on Facebook and Instagram.

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