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Season 19: Announcing Close Reading Picks!

We have exciting news to share! Our Close Reading Series will be starting on March 17, 2024! We’ll be diving into 5 elements of writing by focusing on five different literary texts. We’ll spend five episodes on each one, and then we’re going to… drumroll please… interview the author(s)! As…

18.33.5: State of the Podcast

Bonus Episode! Our first ever half-numbered episode! We are making some changes here on the podcast, and we wanted to talk to you about them. We hired a producer (Emma Reynolds), we have new interactive offerings on Patreon (office hours, livestreams, Q&A’s), and we are going to begin advertising! Don’t worry,…

2022 Scholarship Winners

Winners of the 2022 Writing Excuses Workshop and Retreat scholarships have been selected! The application process was conducted in a compressed timeline this year, in which applicants prepared and sent us their submissions digitally, including writing samples, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Applications were carefully reviewed in a…

WXR 2022 Scholarships!

UPDATE: The application deadline was April 17, 2022. Applications for scholarships for the 2022 Writing Excuses Workshops and Retreats are now closed. We do offer scholarships every year! The Writing Excuses Retreat is back! And this year we have TWO of them: June 27-July 2, in Capitol Reef National Park,…