Call for submissions to UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize

The University of New Orleans Press is excited to announce that our fourth annual UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize is now open. We love to champion new writers. The first winner of the Lab Prize, Margo Littell, published her debut novel with us, Each Vagabond By Name. Melanie McCabe’s first book of nonfiction, her memoir His Other … Continue reading Call for submissions to UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize

Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History by Sally Svenson now available

Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History by Sally Svenson With an Afterword by Alice Paden Green Syracuse University Press Traces the extensive but little-known history of blacks in the Adirondacks. "Svenson’s work is filled with thought-provoking and evocative stories of African Americans in the Adirondacks. The book’s restoration of their memory is a significant feat. … Continue reading Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History by Sally Svenson now available

Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Unexpected Inking By: Jess Zafarris | January 16, 2018 Last week I looked up the etymology of the word “tattoo” and learned that it comes from the Polynesian word tatuor tatau, meaning “to write,” and later “puncture” or “mark made on skin.” The word came to English in the mid-to-late 1700s via the writings of the British explorer Captain James … Continue reading Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Spoken Word Poetry Performance with Dr. Jamila Lyiscott

THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 2018 Malone Campus Mezzanine at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Malone SGA and Open to the Public. Preview her poetry here: TED Talk "3 Ways to Speak English" TED Talk "2053" Jamila Lyiscott is a social justice education scholar, nationally renowned speaker, spoken word artist, and educational consultant. She was recently appointed … Continue reading Spoken Word Poetry Performance with Dr. Jamila Lyiscott

Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

Going Up or Down? Fiction Of the nearly seventy thousand passenger elevators in New York City, there are likely less than a hundred left that are holdovers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, manually run by full-time elevator operators. This week, write a scene for a short story that takes place in a … Continue reading Your weekly writing prompt #welcometowordcountry

The Winter Novel with David Hazard at View

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Cynthia Brownell View (315) 369-6411 ext. 210 cbrownell@viewarts.org   The Winter Novel with David Hazard – Winter Event Old Forge, New York (January 10, 2017) – Have you ever considered writing a novel? Or have you already started writing, but do not know how to finish it? You can do so this winter at View … Continue reading The Winter Novel with David Hazard at View

“Essay Associated” and “The Promise of a Good Story” start Jan 15

Start off the new year right!  We're offering two sessions of classes for our online students to kick of the new year in the genre of their choice. More info [here]. Session 1: Jan 15-Feb 19 Essay Associated: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction with Jessica Hendry Nelson The Promise of a Good Story: Writing Middle Grade … Continue reading “Essay Associated” and “The Promise of a Good Story” start Jan 15

Flash Fast Fiction Writing Workshop from (b)oink

January Workshop—Fast Flash Fiction FAST FLASH FICTION: CLOSE TO THE EDGE January workshop! Friday – Sunday, January 19-21 Let’s take the leap and excavate those inner caves that contain the FIRE of urgency and transformative writing. Let’s rock those areas that deepen our self-knowledge. What is that one story you have held back from telling … Continue reading Flash Fast Fiction Writing Workshop from (b)oink