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Little Rock, AR
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  • Little Rock, AR
    Each year at the Arkansas Writers' Conference, the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame recognizes and honors one or two outstanding writers born in Arkansas. To qualify, writers published a minimum of three books, recieved a significant literary award, and/or presented ample proof of journalist ability with news columns, editing, or credits for screen or staged plays.
  • Kansas City, MO
    The Midwest Dramatists Center is back with its playwriting conference September 27-29, 2018. More than 50 visiting playwrights and theater professionals from around the country will be in attendance. Conference events are open to the public.
  • Sewanee, TN
    Thanks to the generosity of the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund, supported by the estate of the late Tennessee Williams, the Conference will gather a distinguished faculty to provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in poetry, fiction, and playwriting. Limited number of scholarships and fellowships are available on a competitive basis. See website for details and deadlines.
  • We're a Houston-based playwright’s theater dedicated to the development of new theatrical works from formative stages through full production.
  • Our mission is to support theatre on Austin stages, primarily through the management of the B. Iden Payne Awards. Our Nominations Committee is composed of local theatre performers, producers, and advocates. Each member is required to view four eligible performances each month, and we meet to discuss performances for inclusion on our short list. This list is reviewed at the end of the year, and narrowed down to the final nominations in each category. We add new members to our Nominating Committee every August, and begin the recruitment process in June. We are always interested in...
  • San Marcos, TX
    The mission of Texas State University's Black and Latino Playwrights Conference is to study the craft, to future the artist, and celebrate the work.
  • Mission: The purpose of The New Harmony Project is to create, nurture and promote new works for the stage, television, and film that sensitively and truthfully explore the positive aspects of life.
  • Omaha, NE
    The New Play Conference was founded in 2006 by Metropolitan Community College, and continues, now that the GPTC is its own nonprofit, as a vibrant community partnership between the two organizations. The conference takes place each spring at the Swanson Conference Center on MCC’s historic Fort Omaha Campus. Each year, the Conference helps to develop a group of new plays that are selected from a pool of around 1000 submissions. During the Conference, local and national playwrights, actors, directors, dramaturgs, designers and Omaha community members, share a week of stories, workshops,...
  • Lexington, KY
    The Kentucky Women Writers Conference awards a biennial Prize for Women Playwrights to bring more scripts by women to the stage, through a collaboration among our program, partnering director Eric Seale, and guest judge Ifa Bayeza. The winner receives a world premier production for a paying audience in November 2019, with royalties, plus a cash prize of $500. The winning script may be workshopped prior to its production. If you would like to receive our bi-monthly listserv with updates about this contest and our other programming, please send your request to...
  • Lexington, KY
    Est. 1979. Kentucky Women Writers is the longest running literary festival of women in the nation, launched to showcase the talents and issues unique to female writers. Foremost, KWWC is a national event: typically 8 of 10 featured presenters and 30-40% of conference registrants hail from out-of-state. We feature the work of women writers only but welcome men to our audiences. For readers we offer "non-workshop" registration that costs less and gains admission to all readings, panel discussions, craft talks, and publishing advice--which can be relevant not only for writers but also for...