The International Women's Writing Guild
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
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.
Click on the book cover to purchase your copy of Body Geographic!
6:00–7:30 PM (Eastern) / 3:00–4:30 PM (Pacific) / Check your time-zone HERE.
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!
"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."
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.
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