Friday, March 21, 2014

Writers Conference Scholarships: Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference Scholarships available!
Scholarship Application Deadline Monday April 7, 2014

This summer the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, which prides itself on its intimate lakeside setting and award-winning teaching faculty, will hold week-long workshops in poetry led by Camille Dungy and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, in fiction led by Sheri Joseph, in creative non-fiction led by Rebecca Brown, and a multi-genre workshop led Judson Mitcham. We are featuring Pam Houston as our Distinguished Visiting Writer. The conference prides itself on its intimate lakeside setting and award-winning teaching faculty. Go to our website for more information.

The Conference Fee is $545 before April 1 and includes a daily workshop limited to 13 writers, daily craft talks, an editor’s talk with Patrick Thomas of Milkweed Editions, a faculty publishing panel, afternoon events, and three conference meals. An Auditor Option is also available for $125 and includes all conference amenities and events offered during the week, but does not include a workshop.

Five $300 scholarships will be awarded toward the conference fee. Scholarship awards are based on need and literary merit and intended to lower financial barriers for writers who want to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with award-winning authors in an intimate setting. Apply here by April 7.

Recreational activities on site include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, hiking, and the campus fitness center, or relax at the beach and picnic among the pines in Diamond Point Park. Explore scenic Lake Bemidji and visit the headwaters of the Mississippi. Stay within walking distance to the beach and all conference activities in modern and air-conditioned Linden Suites on campus for only $25 per night. WiFi and high speed Internet are standard. This is a great opportunity for writers to study their craft and come together in a supportive and enthusiastic community!

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