Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Upcoming Events with The Sun Magazine

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that my biggest magazine crush is on The Sun.  So I’m pleased to pass along some Sun news, including your chance to attend a Chicago reading and/or get a scholarship to this summer’s Sun conference in Massaschusetts:

If you’re going to the AWP writing conference, you should stop by and say hi to Sun staffers at the Bookfair:  booth #807.  When they say they enjoy meeting Sun fans, they really mean it!  They also have two events at the conference (open to conference attendees only), and both are definitely on my dance card:  Selling Out Everyone You Love: The Ethics of Writing Nonfiction on Thursday, and a Friday reading, Personal, Political, Provocative: A reading with authors from The Sun Magazine.

There’s also a free, public reading in Chicago on Saturday, March 3, at Chicago’s Heartland CafĂ©, with a truly amazing line-up (Krista Bremer, Poe Ballantine, Cheryl Strayed, and editor Sy Safransky). For more details, click here.

And if Chicago in early March isn’t on your dance card, how about The Sun retreat in western Massachusetts in June?  Scholarship applications are due by March 15:

We invite you to join Sun authors Joseph Bathanti, Krista Bremer, Alison Luterman, and Lee Martin, along with editor and publisher Sy Safransky, for a lively weekend of writing, conversation, and inspiration. The gathering will be held at Rowe, a retreat center situated on fifty acres of lush woodland in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

Two full scholarships are available for aspiring or established writers (application deadline March 15); please see our website for details.

Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing
Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, Massachusetts

June 1–3, 2012 


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