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FREE | Stanford University: African Literature & Publishing Platforms

Virtual Event

From brick-and-mortar libraries to virtual magazines, cultural institutions provide vital infrastructure for the promotion of African literature. As audiences for African literature continue to grow, African creatives are pursuing increasingly innovative ways to celebrate local talent and foster global reading communities. Join us for a panel featuring three powerhouse figures

Free

James River Writers Conference 2021

Virtual Event

The 19th annual James River Writers Conference takes place from October 8-10, 2021. This annual gathering, usually in Richmond, Virginia, attracts prize-winning authors, highly regarded editors, and literary agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. Established in 2003, this event attracts 350 to 400

FREE | Webinar – Fiction Writer’s Group

Virtual Event

Join us online for our Fiction Writer’s Group. Discover new techniques to share your inner story. About this event Everyone has a story to tell. It might be there’s or it might be that of an imaginary friend or foe, a character who takes hold of the writer’s mind and

Free

FREE | Writing Workshop for Dagbani Writers

Virtual Event

A writing workshop for Dagbani language writers in fiction, poetry, and children's books. About this event Join us for a writing workshop designed to help writers improve their writing skills in Dagbani. Writers will learn from an experienced and published facilitator in Dagbani language writing. Facilitator : Mr. Pazzack Adam

Free

FREE | Writing Science in your Fiction, Nonfiction, and Beyond with Mika McKinnon

Virtual Event

About this event Have a science question? Is an earthquake shaking up the landscape in your fiction? Solar wind knocking out the satellites? Learn how to improve the science in your current work of fiction. Applicable to all forms of fiction, genres, and nonfiction, from the murder mystery to the

Free

FREE | How to Revise a Novel with Jessica Brody & Kristina Stanley

Virtual Event

Turn Your Words into a Great Story About this event Combine knowledge with a tool, and turn your words into a great story. Jessica Brody, author of Save the Cat Writes a Novel and founder of Writing Mastery Academy, talks with Kristina Stanley about the newest academy course The Complete Novel

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FREE | Monday Night Fiction Workshop

Virtual Event

A community writing workshop in which participants are asked to bring 2-3 pages of fiction to read and receive feedback. About this event A community writing workshop in which participants are asked to bring 2-3 pages of fiction to read and receive feedback. Facilitated by Raquel Baker via Zoom. Registration

Free

FREE | Flash Fiction Workshop with Madeline Dyer

Virtual Event

Explore writing flash fiction with SIBA-Award-winning author Madeline Dyer About this event Join us for a free one-hour workshop on writing powerful flash fiction. This is very much a hands-on workshop where you’ll be responding to prompts (and sharing work if you wish) so please be ready to write. About

Free

FREE | How to build great characters

Virtual Event

Who reads 300 pages about lifeless characters? NOBODY. Great characters are essential to fiction and memoir. Learn how to create them. About this event How the workshop will help you Think about Tom Sawyer, Scout Finch, Ove Lindahl*, and Scarlett O’Hara. We’re sad when we get to the last chapters

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FREE | Writers Block : Jung Yun

Virtual Event

Writers Block is a free virtual community event where you can personally engage with Korean American authors live! About this event Join us for our sixth edition of Writers Block - a free virtual community event dedicated to Korean American authors. You will be able to ask Jung Yun questions

Free

FREE | Alice Wong in Conversation with Jess Morales Rocketto

Virtual Event

Join us for a conversation with Alice Wong and Supermajority's Jess Morales Rocketto about Alice's anthology, "Disability Visibility." About this event Supermajority is thrilled to partner with Women and Children First for our February Supermajority Member Book Club event with self-described "disabled activist" Alice Wong and Supermajority co-founder Jess Morales Rocketto to discuss,

FREE | Ask Me Anything – Writing LGBTQIA+ Fiction -Live Q&A

Virtual Event

Pro-Critiquer Katharine B. shares insights on writing and querying LGBTQIA+. Join us and get all your questions answered! About this event In this free, one-hour live event, Pro-Critiquer Katharine B. will be there to answers all your questions related to writing, editing, or querying LGBTQIA+ fiction. Please note: the event's

FREE | MIT Reads: A Conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo

Virtual Event

Join Elizabeth Acevedo, the author of this semester's MIT Reads selection, in dialog with an MIT student moderator. About this event Two girls, unknown to each other and separated by distance and family secrets, discover one another through a shared tragedy.  In Clap When You Land, a novel-in-verse that brims with

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Please note:

The Valley of Writers team scours the web looking for the most inspiring, elevating, and accessible events that we can share as a service to our readers.
The big idea is that in a virtual arena, more people can participate. Geographical boundaries matter less.
The events we list are virtual and can be attended by writers from wherever they are in the world.
Unless otherwise stated, we are not affiliated with and do not benefit financially from the events we post. Listing is not an endorsement of the content, opinions, or products promoted by the event organizers we feature here.
Please verify all dates, times and other event details as these are subject to change and are beyond our control.

What qualifies an event as ‘lit’? Any event that we think would teach writers of fiction, memoir, and poetry useful skills, inspire them to produce great work, remind them of the power of this work we do and build stronger, mutually beneficial ties between writers and other creatives.





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