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Fellowship Deadline Nov. 1

November 1, 2014, is the deadline to apply for a fellowship to the 2015 Symposium. Interested writers may apply for fellowships by entering the annual writing competition. Read about the fellowships here, then go to the Register Now page to complete your application and attach your writing samples for the competition. Eleven fellowships wiil be awarded based on the writiing competition. Each covers the $695 registration and four nights lodging at Meadowood Napa Valley. Travel is not included.

Poet Billy Collins to Speak

United States poet laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins, will speak at the Symposium for the first time in 2015 and promises to bring a fresh perspective on the creative process and craft of writing. Collins is joined by a stellar cast of Symposium faculty members who will help writers enhance their work for magazines, newspapers and blogs, as well as their books and speaking engagements. British author and Master of Wine Jancis Robinson is the featured wine industry speaker. Register for the February 17-20, 2015, event here.