Writing Contest for Study Abroad in Scotland

January 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

The University of New Orleans is moving the Summer Workshops to Scotland, and offering a contest for those who would like to attend for free.  Faculty members include Brevity editor Dinty W. Moore, and a host of other fine folks.

See announcement below:

Full fee waivers, including housing allowance, will be granted to one writer each in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Partial awards and honorable mentions may also be granted. Winners will attend UNO’s newest, biggest, best-ever program, The Writing Workshops in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011.

Eligibility, Contestants: The contest is open to anyone writing in English who has not yet published a book of 45 pages or more in the genre of application, except faculty and administrators employed by the University of New Orleans.

Eligibility, Work: Work submitted must be unpublished and eligible for publication in the sponsoring journal.

For more on the Summer Workshops in Scotland, go here. For more on the Contest, go here.

To see men in kilts, go to Scotland.


Brevity Editor Dinty W. Moore Workshopping in Mexico, Summer 2009

October 15, 2008 § Leave a comment

Details below, from the folks at the University of New Orleans Low-Residency Program:

Announcing the second annual Writing Workshops in San Miguel

Join us this summer in lovely San Miguel de Allende for an unforgettable month of writing and community. We’re very excited about our newest program and plan to make this year even better than last! Faculty and Guests will include:

Joseph and Amanda Boyden, Andrei Codrescu, Alex Espinoza, Dinty W. Moore, Steven Church, Bill Lavender, Jim Grimsley, Hank Lazer, Michael Winter, and many more

San Miguel is located in the mountains north of Mexico City. The high elevation keeps the summer months cool. It is close enough to Mexico City for weekend visits, and even closer to such historic locations as Dolores Hidalgo, Querétero, and historic Guanajuato, famous for its mummies, silver mines, and as the birthplace of Diego Rivera.   The program will provide excursions to nearby historic sites, and participants are also welcome to travel on their own on weekends.

Application for The Writing Workshops in San Miguel de Allende is now open.  The priority deadline to sign up is January 15, 2009. Some new courses we are offering, or hope to offer, this summer include: A Literary Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop in Fiction, Playwriting, and Screenwriting; A Food & Literature Class, which will feature many exciting readings, and food related excursions;A Chicano Literature Course; A Documentary Production Course; TWO CREATIVE NON-FICTION workshops, with Dinty W. Moore and Steven Church

For more details see www.lowres.uno.edu

And for scholarship opportunities:   http://www.lowres.uno.edu/contest.cfm

Questions?  CONTACT :

Jennifer Stewart

Study Abroad Programs in Writing
Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148


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