Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its first annual writing retreat at SMU-in-Taos in Taos, New Mexico, for two weeks, Oct. 12-26, 2017. The retreat is open exclusively to women of color. Allison will lead a digital workshop during the retreat and will discuss her work at VQR.
Mastering our Craft, Finding our Confidence, Killing our Fear & Shame: A Writing Retreat at Ghost Ranch
As a benefit for ROAR, writers Erika Wurth and Anna March are partnering to teach a special, intimate writing workshop March 18-23, 2018, at Georgia O'Keeeffe's Ghost Ranch in NM.
Allison Wright, esteemed executive editor of VQR, graciously joins us as guest faculty on this trip. Allison will lead a robust session about authenticity and truth in writing and talk about the writing that as an editor makes her seek more—that ineffable quality. She will also lead a talk about working with editors and publications and navigating the literary landscape.
STRICTLY LIMITED to 10 participants, all levels welcome. $1400 single room, $900 shared room. (Option to extend your time at Ghost Ranch is available.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "ghost ranch" in the subject line.
Join us for an evening with award-winning writer Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, in conversation with Virginia Quarterly Review executive editor Allison Wright. Alexandria will discuss her new book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, followed by a signing. RSVP on Facebook or email email@example.com. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. This event is free and open to the public.
At the tenth annual Barrelhouse Conversations & Connections: Practical Advice on Writing conference at George Mason University, Allison will represent VQR on the Editors' Panel, titled "From the Slushpile to the TOC," and she will participate in Speed Dating with the Editors, where conference participants bring material and have nine-minute meetings with editors who give them on-the-spot feedback.
Mike Curtis (fiction editor for The Atlantic), Dallas Hudgens (novelist and founder of publishing houses Relegation Books and Stillhouse Press), and Erica Wright (poetry editor for Guernica) discuss literary publishing. Allison Wright (executive editor for Virginia Quarterly Review) moderates.
Editors and publishers share the details of their work in the contemporary publishing world of literary magazines and small presses, including the type of work they see and the work they seek.
Allison will moderate a conversation between authors Viet Dinh (After Disasters), Emily Fridlund (History of Wolves), and Jung Yun (Shelter) on the topic of their acclaimed debut novels, taking readers from the woods of northern Minnesota to post-earthquake India and behind closed doors in family homes everywhere.
Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales (Through Darkness to Light) discusses her work with Allison Wright, executive editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Attendees will be invited to view the exhibition and enjoy a free reception before and after the discussion.
During the 2017 AWP conference in DC, Allison will join fiction writers Jabari Asim, Garth Greenwell, Naomi Jackson, and Anna March to explore the topic of socially conscious fiction and its ability to lift us in today's sociopolitical climate. The panel will consider race, gender, sexuality, religion, class, ethnicity, and disability. Examples from relevant work will be offered and. Handouts: craft and bibliography.
As part of the 75th anniversary symposium of the American Studies graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin, Allison will join fellow graduates Carly Kocurek (Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Media Studies, Illinois Institute of Technology), Rebecca Onion (Staff Writer, Slate), Donn Rogosin (Independent Filmmaker and Producer), Siva Vaidhyanathan (Robertson Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia), and David Wharton (Director of Documentary Studies, University of Mississippi) on this panel moderated by Eddie Whitewolf.
Over the past ten years, several titans of the magazine industry have floundered or folded. Meanwhile, a host of small magazines and journals have emerged as enclaves of cultural criticism and creativity. N+1, Los Angeles Review of Books, Jacobin, The Point, VQR and Public Books all join a tradition of magazines and journals with small but committed readerships that continue to flourish, such as The Baffler, The Boston Review, and The Hedgehog Review. What role do little magazines play in American public and cultural life? And what might the future hold? Panelists: Mark Greif, Lorin Stein, Laura Marsh, Jay Tolson, Chris Lehmann, Medaya Ocher, Allison Wright, Robert Wilson. Part of the HUMAN/TIES events in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. It is now the largest literary conference in North America, bringing more than 12,000 participants to a different city each year to network and exhaust themselves on the topic of contemporary literature. This year: Los Angeles!!!
This time we hear from editors!
James Lipton may have the corner on the actor's studio, but WriterHouse aims to shed some light on the writer's studio. It’s not a reading—it’s a brunch-time brain massage for writers. Join us for a fun and engaging discussion by writers for writers about any and all aspects of writing.
Our February event will be on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with WriterHouse hosting writer-editors Allison Wright and Trudy Hale, who will be discussing what they look for in submissions, whether knowing how to edit helps them in their own work, and other inside scoops on what editors wish writers knew. We’ll have bagels and bubbly, light-brunch–style.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, founded in 1926 and boasting a rich literary and intellectual tradition, gathers together emerging writers to work closely with a diverse and talented faculty. For 10 days in August, conference attendees experience the intensity—and challenge—of working under the guidance of notable writers, including MacArthur Fellows, U.S. poets laureate, and recipients of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. The conference’s rural and scenic setting amid the Green Mountains on the Middlebury College Bread Loaf campus provides an ideal environment for discussing manuscripts, sharing insights, getting to know agents and editors, and becoming acquainted with the next generation of significant writers.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
1:00 - 1:45pm
Boar's Head Inn—Original Ballroom
Ann Beattie, author of The State We're In: Maine Stories and The New Yorker Stories
Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This and Corpus Christi: Stories
Thomas Pierce, author of Hall of Small Mammals
Moderated by Allison Wright, Managing Editor, VQR
We're hosting a bourbon tasting-slash-poetry reading-slash-fundraiser for City Schoolyard Garden at Mas Tapas in Charlottesville. Five exceptional poets will be paired with their whiskey counterparts, and a spoonful of bourbon will help the poetry go down.
W. Ralph Eubanks, Editor, VQR, and author of The House at the End of the Road
Sarah Beasley, author of Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life
Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
Moderated by Allison Wright, Associate Editor, VQR
This panel at the American Literature Association annual conference in Washington, DC, will explore a variety of little magazines in American history. Presenters include: Cecily Swanson, Jim Casey, Jane Carr. Moderator: Allison Wright.
Always a Stranger: The Poetry of Refugees and Others on the Margins—a Literary Salon with poet Cecilia Llompart
What does it mean to be an outsider? Is it as black and white as "Us versus Them," or are we all outsiders in one way or another? And how do you speak for those that cannot speak for themselves? Cecilia Llompart will discuss her new book The Wingless and writing as a way of finding your place in the world.
This spring, Iris Magazine of the Women’s Center continues its series by focusing on influential women in the media. Our panelists -- Siva Vaidhyanathan, Andrea Press, Jane Friedman, and Allison Wright -- will discuss women who they believe to be serious bad a**es in the media and will then answer questions from audience members.