Announcing our new Friday Live Reading Series!
Beginning on May 1st, at 8pm ET, with E. Ethelbert Miller, Writing for Peace will host a reading of extraordinary poets and writers every other Friday evening in Zoom. It will be a chance to not only hear our guests read, but also ask your questions as a part of the Writing for Peace community. This Friday, E. Ethelbert Miller will read from unpublished work as well as from his latest book, If God Invented Baseball. You can purchase his book through Simon and Schuster here. We hope you’ll invite all your friends and join us this Friday!
About E. Ethelbert Miller
E. Ethelbert Miller is a writer and literary activist. He is the author of two memoirs and several books of poetry including The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller, a comprehensive collection that represents over 40 years of his work. For 17 years Miller served as the editor of Poet Lore, the oldest poetry magazine published in the United States. His poetry has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Miller is a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Fellow to Israel. He holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from Emory and Henry College and has taught at several universities.
Miller is host of the weekly WPFW morning radio show On the Margin with E. Ethelbert Miller and host and producer of The Scholars on UDC-TV. In recent years, Miller has been inducted into the 2015 Washington DC Hall of Fame and awarded the 2016 AWP George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature and the 2016 DCMayor’s Arts Award for Disti
Join the Writing for Peace Friday Live Reading with E. Ethelbert Miller
When: Friday, May 1st, 2020, from 8-9pm ET
Where: Meeting ID: 841 3395 3865, Password: 545964
Young Writers Contest Deadline Extended
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Writing for Peace Board of Directors has decided to extend the deadline for our 2020 Young Writers Contest to June 1st.
Enter to Win our $200 Grand Prize
Writing for Peace challenges young writers (ages 13-19) to expand their empathy skills by researching an unfamiliar culture and writing from the point-of-view of a character within that new world, while exploring social, political, and environmental pressures, and universal themes.
- The deadline for entrance is June 1st, 2020.
- There is no fee for participation.
- Writers, ages 13-19, may submit in one of three categories – poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Ages are counted from the entry date, and entrants are required to show proof of age (those images are never shared publicly).
- Winners and published finalists will be asked to submit an author’s photograph and biography. We encourage you to explore the past winners’ pages on our website to see the types of information and pictures authors share.
- The contest is open internationally, but all submissions must be written in English and submitted with the completed form. Both American and British English are accepted.
For more information, go to our Young Writers Contest Guidelines page.
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