The International Women's Writing Guild


UPCOMING EVENTS

For registration and more information, click on the conference name below.

Our conference is truly, consistently, a place where women find, remember, (re)locate themselves as women and writers.

~2016 Summer Conference participant


Fri.-Fri., July 7-14
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

 

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wherever you fire up your computer!

    FREE Members-only discussion!  

    7:30–9:00 PM (Eastern) / 4:30–6:00 PM (Pacific) / Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER HERE (NOTE: You do not need to commit to all book-club sessions to participate.)

    In our second hybrid-lit book-club gathering, facilitated by Marj Hahne, we'll discuss Barrie Jean Borich's Body Geographic, a memoir structured in map components (insets, overlays, legends) and pictorial maps! Barrie will join our discussion after the first half hour.

    Body Geographic (University of Nebraska Press, 2013) won a Lambda Literary Award in Memoir, an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) Gold Medal in Essay/Creative Nonfiction, and a 2013 Forward INDIE Bronze Award for Essays. In a starred review, Kirkus called Body Geographic “an elegant literary map that celebrates shifting topographies as well as human bodies in motion, not only across water and land, but also through life.”

    Barrie Jean Borich is also the author of Apocalypse, Darling (Ohio State University Press, 2018), My Lesbian Husband (Graywolf 1999, 2000), which won the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award, and Restoring the Color of Roses (1993), which was published by Firebrand Books, an independent feminist press. She is an associate professor in the English Department and MA in Writing and Publishing Program at DePaul University in Chicago, and she edits Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.

    www.barriejeanborich.com

    Click on the book cover to purchase your copy of Body Geographic!

    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wherever you fire up your computer!

    FREE Members-only discussion!  

    6:00–7:30 PM (Eastern) / 3:00–4:30 PM (Pacific) / Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER HERE (NOTE: You do not need to commit to all book-club sessions to participate.)

    In our third poetry book-club gathering, facilitated by Lisa St. John, we will look at The Door, by Margaret Atwood

    Read poet Jay Parini's review of The Door here.

    Read about Lisa here:
    www.lisachristinastjohn.com

    Click on the book cover to purchase your copy of Margaret Atwood's The Door!


    • Friday, July 12, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Friday, July 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
    Register

    "This conference, with all these strong, inspiring women, served to remind me that it doesn’t matter what else is going on; I am always going to be valuable, strong, someone who writes worthwhile things, who has a voice that needs to be heard and will not be silenced."

    • Our 42nd year of coming together!
    • Over two dozen workshops ranging from three to six days in length and spanning fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, writing as performance, social justice, multi-genre, and mixed media
    • Critique sessions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction
    • A multimedia open studio on Monday night
    • Two book fairs 
    • Nightly open readings

    NOTE:  All workshops run for 90 minutes each day, Saturday through Thursday, and are open to all, unless otherwise indicated. You do not need to select your workshop preferences ahead of the conference (unless you wish to attend one of the advanced seminars; see those descriptions for information on applying). During the conference, we encourage you to sample: you may attend any workshop on any day; our faculty generally design their workshops such that each session is a self-contained unit of learning.

    Workshop Descriptions and Presenter Bios coming soon.

    For Travel Options to Muhlenberg College, click here.

    **Registration & Cancellation/Refund Policy**

    June 28:  Last day to register for package that includes campus housing.

    After June 28:  Only Commuter registration is available.

    Cancellation (in writing) on or before May 28:  Conference registration will be refunded in full, minus a $75 administrative fee. In In lieu of a refund, you may substitute, by arrangement with The Guild, someone to attend in your place.

    Cancellation after May 28:  Conference registration is nonrefundable in full. The cancellation/refund policy will not be waived.

Past events

Sunday, December 09, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, December 09, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Marlon L. Fick and Francisca Esteve, Editors of XEIXA: FOURTEEN CATALAN POETS
Sunday, December 02, 2018 Poetry Book Club: BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2017, edited by David Lehman and Natasha Trethewey (Part 2)
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Hybrid Lit: Genre-Bend/Blend/Blur/Bust for Truer Narratives: 4-Week Webinar with Marj Hahne
Thursday, October 18, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with TaNisha Fordham
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Poetry Book Club: BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2017, edited by David Lehman and Natasha Trethewey (Part 1)
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Hybrid-Lit Book Club: SMALL FIRES, by Julie Marie Wade
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Writing the Zeitgeist with Marisa Moks-Unger
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Sherri L. Smith
Sunday, August 26, 2018 Submission Panel: How to Get Your Words Out Into the World: Part 1: Literary Journals
Friday, July 06, 2018 IWWG Summer Writers Conference 2018: Connect, Create, Collaborate
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Book-Club Showcase with Marj Hahne (Hybrid Lit) and Lisa St. John (Poetry)
Thursday, June 07, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with traci kato-kiriyama
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Julie Maloney
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Conversate: Roxana Robinson's "The Right to Write," with Katey Schultz
Sunday, May 06, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, May 06, 2018 IWWG Summer Writers Conference 2018 Preview
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Writing the Zeitgeist with Rev. Lisa D. Jenkins
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Boston "Writing from Your Life" Retreat
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Unlocking Narration: The Power of Your Narrator's Personality and Point-of-View , with Anya Achtenberg
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Susan Tiberghien
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Spring Big Apple 2018: Women, Creativity & Craft: Write, Pitch, Publish!
Sunday, April 08, 2018 Beyond the Margins: The Power of Memory and the Stamina of Women’s Words to Change Ourselves and the World: 4-Week Webinar with June Gould
Sunday, March 11, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, March 11, 2018 How to Tap Into the Writer's Life, with June Gould
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Cathleen O'Connor and Anne Anthony
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 First Pages: Seduce Your Readers from the Beginning (Including Agents & Editors), with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Yun Wei: On Poetry, Politics, and the Promise of Change
Monday, February 05, 2018 Conversate: John Edgar Wideman's "Writing Teacher," with Lisa Freedman
Saturday, January 27, 2018 4th Annual California Dreaming
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Navigating the Path to Publication: 4-Week Webinar with Jan Phillips
Thursday, January 11, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Patricia Bell-Scott
Sunday, December 10, 2017 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Yin & Yang of the Writer’s Life: Finding Balance Between the Spiritual & the Material, with Jan Phillips
Saturday, November 04, 2017 All Voices Open Mic
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Memoirists and the Hazards & Rewards of Revealing Family Members, with Maureen Murdock
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Digital Village Open House
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Niagara Creative Writing Conference
Thursday, October 05, 2017 LEARN to ZOOM Tea Party with Kelly, Marj, & Dixie
Friday, July 07, 2017 40th Annual IWWG Summer Conference
Saturday, May 06, 2017 2nd Annual Boston "Writing from Your Life" Retreat
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Spring Big Apple 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 California Dreaming 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Florida Fling 2017
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Flagship City Creative Writing and Poetry Conference
Friday, July 15, 2016 39th Annual IWWG Summer Conference
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Boston "Writing From Your Life" Retreat
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Spring Big Apple 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 2nd Annual California Dreaming
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Florida in February Sunday Salon
Friday, July 24, 2015 38th Annual Summer Conference
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Spring Big Apple 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015 California Dreaming: West Coast Regional Conference

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