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Creative Writers – Sign up for 2 UMKC Summer Writing Conferences

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Events, News

[The following was provided by Robert Stewart, editor of UMKC’s New Letters magazine, New Letters on the Air, and BkMk Press.]

UMKC continues its service to community writers and readers with two annual writers workshops, tailored to fit a wide range of schedules and interests.  Beginning writers and those more established can attend each course for college credit or for noncredit. 

  • Annual Mark Twain Writers Workshop, a three-week, three-hours-per-day workshop starting on June 7 and held in Cockefair Hall.
  • New Letters Weekend Writing Conference starting June 25 and held at Diastole, 2501 Holmes.

New Letters Weekend Writing Conference — June 25

Clancy Martin, nationally awarded author, UMKC associate professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, will present the keynote address

The Conference will run from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27 and will feature instruction on writing plays, TV and movie scripts, poetry, fiction and essays. Conference participants can join a large cast of professional editors, radio producers, novelists and essayists for chat sessions, lectures, career tips, readings, parties and a high-energy weekend.        

“The conference is always uplifting,” said Robert Stewart, editor of New Letters magazine, New Letters on the Air, and BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. “We immerse ourselves in the love of narrative, language and craft.”

Conference faculty will include playwright Frank Higgins; poets Trish Reeves and Stanley E. Banks; fiction writers Catherine Browder and Matthew Eck; article and nonfiction writers Loring Leifer and Joe Miller; screen writer Mitch Brian; and special guests Linda Rodriguez and Katherine Karlin.

Fees apply for regular credit or noncredit option; contact the College of Arts and Sciences’ Continuing Education Division at (816) 235-2736. For information on course content, contact the New Letters magazine office at (816) 235-1168/2610.

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