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Writing Classes & Workshops
This is a three week summer workshop for high school students interested in creative writing. Students are accepted by application with a mid-February deadline.
This is an annual three-day workshop on creative writing. Check the web site for registration information.
The Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) is a nonprofit writing center based in historic Woodrow Hall, in the heart of the Woodlawn commercial district on the east side of Birmingham, Alabama. The organization is run by passionate volunteers who believe in the power of storytelling and are dedicated to providing Birmingham students, ages 6-18, with more opportunities to strengthen their writing skills, intensify their intellectual habits, shape their own futures and positively affect their communities. (from website)
Offers a variety of non-credit adult classes including writing, publishing, photography, crafts, and languages.
Samford After Sundown non-credit programs offer opportunities for personal and professional development administered through Samford University\'s Metro Programs. Classes are offered in a broad array of areas, including art, music, and languages.
Each semester, there are a limited number of spaces open in a creative writing/process class for women seeking to deepen their voices as writers and connect to a diverse community of other writing women.
Writers' Groups
This group of freelance writers and media professionals meets monthly. Check the website for time and location and to make reservations.
promotes and facilitates the practice of literary arts through its services to writers and the general public. With individual and corporate associates statewide, the Forum represents the diverse voices of today's writing talent. The Forum is a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts and is located at 410 North Hull Street in Old Alabama Town in Montgomery, Alabama.
The group's focus is science fiction and fantasy.
See Jane Write is an organization for women writers in the Birmingham area that regularly hosts workshops, seminars and networking events for female literary artists, bloggers and journalists.
The Birmingham chapter of Sisters In Crime is the local chapter of a national organization of mystery fans and writers. SIC has expanded to include writers and mystery enthusiasts, both male and female. Their mission is to combat discrimination against women writers in the mystery field. This chapter also sponsors the annual mystery conference, Murder in the Magic City, as well as critique groups for mystery writers. Birmingham Chapter President: Margaret Fenton; Email: MHFenton@charter.net --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Southern Breeze is the regional chaper of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. SCBWI is the only international organization to offer a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature. SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people.
The Birmingham chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Each semester, there are a limited number of spaces open in a creative writing/process class for women seeking to deepen their voices as writers and connect to a diverse community of other writing women.
Write Club is a monthly forum for local amateur writers to meet and discuss their work. The goal of Write Club is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the community by providing an environment in which local authors can network, share their writing and offer each other moral support and constructive criticism. Meetings are held at the Hoover Public Library. Call 205-444-7820 for more information.
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