Our essays will provide you with the best writerly advice. You will read how other writers read the works of their peers for new insights on how to shape poems, stories, memoirs, and novels. Here are just a few examples of topics that we have covered: Cormac McCarthy’s deft use of setting, Eudora Welty’s use of colloquial speech, the role of minor characters in creative nonfiction, what police reports can teach a writer about the voice of storytelling, strategies for the closure of poems, the ethics of appropriating ethnic voices, navigating family sensitivities in memoir writing, and masters and innovators of formalist poetry.
Each issue of the Chronicle also features news on the national literary scene, including listings of opportunities for grants, awards, and publication. The Writer’s Chronicle provides community, information, news, and ideas for writers.
The Writer’s Chronicle is published by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), a nonprofit arts organization.
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