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Manuscript Consultation Services

  • Friday, July 21, 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • Sunday, July 23, 2023
  • 10:00 AM


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2023 Summer Conference

Manuscript Consultation Services

IWWG is introducing Manuscript Consultation Services for poetry and memoir. This service is intended for those writers who are currently in the advanced stages of writing, or preparing a book for submission to an agent or publisher. Participants will be asked to submit a 10 page writing sample (the strongest example of writing to date) in advance, and come prepared to discuss the project as a whole. Feedback will include a detailed report on writing, with comments on style, language, structure, and an assessment of the next steps. The sessions are for one hour, bespoke, and individual to each participant.

We hope to add more genres and consultants as we strive to broaden our services to our writers.

Carmen Bugan, George Orwell Prize Fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, among which Lilies from America: New and Selected Poems (a PBS Special Commendation). Her memoir, Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and her monograph on Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile has received wide recognition. Her book, Poetry and the Language of Oppression: Essays on Politics and Poetics(Oxford University Press, 2021), was named "an essential book for writers" by Poets & Writers; her new book of poems, Time Being, was praised by the Irish Times poetry editor for its "disciplined precision". Bugan was a Creative Arts Fellow in Literature at Wolfson College, Oxford University, a Hawthornden Fellow, the Helen DeRoy Professor in Honors at the University of Michigan, and has also taught at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She has a doctorate in English literature from Balliol College, Oxford. Dr Bugan is on the faculty at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in Manhattan, The Poetry School in London, the Oxford Writing Mentors, serves on the Advisory Board of the Geneva Writers' Group, and teaches creative writing worldwide.

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