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Dunes Review Launch! April 29, 2017

Please join us for the launch of the Spring 2017 Dunes Review on Saturday, April 29.

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  • Thank you to all who submitted to the Michigan Writers 2017 chapbook contest. We are excited to announce the winners! In fiction, Nancy Parshall is the winner for her story collection, Proud Flesh. Kevin Griffin is the winner in poetry for his chapbook, Line and Hook. In creative nonfiction, Christina Campbell is the winner for her essay, "And Sarah, His Wife." All three of these chapbooks will be published and released at a celebratory reading and reception at 7pm on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at The Writing House on the campus of the Interlochen Arts Academy. This event is free and open to the public. We acknowledge and thank the chapbook contest judges: Andy Mozina (fiction), Patricia Clark (poetry), and Neal Rubin (nonfiction). For more details about Michigan Writers or the MWCP annual chapbook contest, visit: http://www.michwriters.org/.
    March 22, 2017
  • In January, we announced that we would be randomly selecting (via blind drawing) two lucky Michigan Writers members to win $250 scholarships toward tuition for an Interlochen Writers Retreat. Congratulations to Sharon Angel and Nina Robb!
    March 17, 2017
  • What makes a good idea for a story? What processes and games can help generate ideas and story scenarios? On Saturday, March 25, Michigan Writers is offering "Improvisational Writing: A Workshop with Andy Mozina," which can help you to never have to worry about writer’s block again! The workshop is from 1-3:30 pm (check-in at 12:30) in the Thirlby Room at the Traverse Area District Library, Main Woodmere Branch. Free for Michigan Writers members, $15 for nonmembers. Andy Mozina's debut novel Contrary Motion (March 2016) is a Michigan bestseller, and was declared a "Must Read" by the New York Post.
    March 16, 2017
  • The winners of the 2017 Harvest Haiku Challenge have been selected! From 750 entries to this contest sponsored by Taste The Local Difference, Blackbird Arts, and Michigan Writers, the judges picked first-place, second-place, and third-place haikus from three age-based categories: children in grades k - 6, teens in grades 7 - 12, and adults. We will periodically post the winning haikus here, but keep an eye out for a Harvest Haiku mini-book being published this spring. 1st Place, Kids (Grade K-6): twisted ivy leaves swirl around the pumpkin stem beautifully orange -Ella Kirkwood and Ava Pomaranski
    March 14, 2017
  • For a closer look at what inspires the work of the contributors for the Dunes Review Winter / Spring 2017 issue, please read Brilliant Books's Dunes Review Interview Series!
    March 14, 2017
  • The winners of the 2017 Harvest Haiku Challenge have been selected! From 750 entries to this contest sponsored by Taste The Local Difference, Blackbird Arts, and Michigan Writers, the judges picked first-place, second-place, and third-place haikus from three age-based categories: children in grades k - 6, teens in grades 7 - 12, and adults. We will periodically post the winning haikus here, but keep an eye out for a Harvest Haiku mini-book being published this spring. 1st Place, Teens (Grade 7-12): Feel the warm cider As it slowly fills your core With the taste of fall. -Kelsey Pease
    March 13, 2017

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