Poets and Writers

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference


The 2021 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held online from June 21 to June 26. The conference features workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript consultati­ons for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Jennifer Elise Foerster and John Murillo, fiction writer Danielle Evans, and creative nonfiction writers Faith Adiele and J. Drew Lanham. The 2021 Distinguis­hed Visiting Writer is poet Nikky Finney. The cost of the conference, which includes a five-day workshop, is $500 through April 1 and $575 thereafter. Half-hour manuscript consultati­ons are available for an additional $60. An auditor option, which includes all conference events except a workshop, is available for $100. Workshops are limited to 12 participan­ts; registrati­on is first come, first served. Using only the online applicatio­n system, submit 5 to 10 pages of poetry or 10 to 20 pages of prose by May 1. There is no applicatio­n fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact Bemidji State University’s Accessibil­ity Services office at (218) 7553883 or accessibil­ity@bemidjista­te.edu for accessibil­ity details. Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE #4, Bemidji, MN 56601. (218) 755-2068. Mathew Hawthorne, Conference Coordinato­r. writerscon­ference@bemidjista­te.edu


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