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Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

  • Applications and registrations are processed first-come, first-served. Workshops will be closed at 13 participants.
  • Applications may be submitted electronically by completing the form below.
  • Writing samples should be submitted as attachments by email to writersconference@bemidjistate.edu. Include your name and contact information on the writing sample and in the body of the email.
  • Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction Workshops: A five to fifteen page writing sample in the genre you are applying for must be submitted unless you are applying in a genre for a workshop that you’ve previously attended at the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference.
  • Questions regarding the status of a submission should be sent to writersconference@bemidjistate.edu or our physical address.

2014 Conference Application

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Auditors Track
This  option does not include participation in a workshop. It does include access to all craft talks, afternoon events, evening readings, and the three conference meals (see daily schedule for details). This option is for writers at any stage of development who work hard at their writing and want to better understand the creative act. You will be exposed to and benefit from the knowledge and experience our teaching artists share in their morning craft talks and be inspired by their work at the evening readings. Come be a part of the writers’ conference community. At $25 per night for convenient newly-remodeled campus housing, set aside the week for yourself as an incredibly affordable writer's retreat.

  • Send application form to receive registration packet.

Auditor Fee: $125 registration. Deadline June 10.


Workshops

There are additional application requirements for some of the workshops. After your application is processed and you are accepted, you will receive a registration packet.

Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction Workshops
  • For writers at any stage of development who work
    hard at their writing and want to better understand
    the creative act.
  • A five to fifteen page writing sample in the genre
    you are applying for must be submitted. Writing
    samples will not be returned. (The sample is not required if you are
    applying for a workshop that you’ve
    previously attended at the Minnesota Northwoods
    Writers Conference.)
  • Writing samples should be submitted as attachments by email to writersconference@bemidjistate.edu. Include your name and contact information on the writing sample and in the body of the email.
  • Participants are selected on the basis of promise or
    accomplishment in the writing sample.
  • Submissions will be reviewed on a first-come,
    first-served basis.
  • Applicants will be notified of results within two
    weeks of receipt; successful applicants will receive
    a registration packet with the results letter.

Multi-genre Novice Workshop

  • Writing experience is not required. Writers of all levels are welcome.
  • Send application form to receive registration packet.

Workshop You are Applying For

You may apply for more than one workshop, but will be accepted in only one. You must select a first choice; a second choice is optional.


Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are based on need and merit and intended to lower financial barriers for those who want to engage in this unique arts learning opportunity.  One $300 scholarship is awarded toward the conference fee in each of the following workshops: creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.  One $300 scholarship toward the conference fee is awarded to a Minnesota resident.  One $300 scholarship toward the conference fee is also awarded to a Bemidji State University student. Scholarship recipients are ineligible for other discounts.

The application deadline is Monday, April 7, 2014.

To apply, send a one-page (double-spaced) statement of what you hope to gain from the conference to writersconference@bemidjistate.edu.