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2019 Calendar of Events

March 28-29-30. Portland, OR. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP 2018). As usual, we’ll have a table where you can come by and meet us, grab a copy of Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story, or our literary journal O-Dark-Thirty. You’ll also find books by our editors and instructors for sale.

May 4-5. Kill Devil Hills, NC. We’re working with the North Carolina and Dare County Arts Councils to present our first-ever songwriting workshop. Expect two-days of discussion and play focussed on the elements of the craft of songwriting including melody, harmony, song structure, lyrics, and more. This is a hands on workshop, so bring your (acoustic) instrument like a guitar or ukulele. But even if you don’t play an instrument, you’re still welcome to join. To register, contact Chris Sawin of the Dare County Arts Council at

Fall 2019. Washington, DC. Our second songwriting workshop. This one at the DC VA Medical Center. Stay tuned (see what we did there?) for more info but you can expect a two-day workshop on the elements of the craft of songwriting including song structure, lyrics, and more.

Fall 2019: Tuesday evenings September 3 through October 15. Howard County, MD. We’ll run a six-week creative writing workshop at Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch led by Dario DiBattista. Info: or

October 12-13. Salisbury, MD. A two-day workshop led by Jim Mathews and Colin Halloran and funded by the Perdue Foundation.

November 2. Austin, TX. (Austin Veterans Arts Festival) Our director will make a presentation on using the creative arts to control PTSD. The hour-long presentation will include readings and songs. 2:30-4 at the Special Events Center, Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez.

November 9-10. Manteo, NC. We’ll be back on the Outer Banks for the annual Dare County celebration of veterans. We will present a two-day, poetry-centric, writing intensive workshop led by Colin Halloran and Ron Capps. Contact Chris Sawin for more information:

November 16-17. Washington, DC. A two-day workshop led by Jerri Bell and supported by our friends at the Armed Services Arts Partnership. Contact Devon Geary for more information.

*Other events will be added as they are scheduled. Please come back often to check.




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