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Phone*Email* Have you attended the conference in the past?*No.Yes, as an auditor.Yes, as a workshop participant.Yes, an auditor and a workshop participant. Conference TrackPlease Choose Your Conference Track*I plan to attend a workshop with faculty.I plan to audit (does not include workshop).What is your primary interest in applying to participate in the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference? Will you be participating in one of the weeklong workshops with a faculty member? Or will you be attending on the (non-workshop) auditor track?Workshop SelectionPlease select your first and second choices for workshops.First Choice for Workshop*Kimberly Blaeser, PoetryDouglas Kearney, PoetryJoni Tevis, Creative NonfictionAimee Nezhukumatathil, Poetry & Prose HybridBenjamin Percy, FictionSecond Choice for Workshop*Kimberly Blaeser, PoetryDouglas Kearney, PoetryJoni Tevis, Creative NonfictionAimee Nezhukumatathil, Poetry & Prose HybridBenjamin Percy, FictionUpload Writing Sample*Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 14 MB.All applicants must submit a writing sample. For your writing sample, you may submit it now following these guidelines: Fiction: Maximum of 20 pages of short stories and/or a novel excerpt (double-spaced). With a novel excerpt, add a one-page summary of the novel. Creative Nonfiction: Maximum of 20 pages of creative nonfiction (double-spaced). Poetry: Maximum of 10 pages of poetry (one poem per page, single-spaced is fine). Please attach your writing sample in pdf or word format. File Upload Requirements: - Maximum file size upload is 9MB. - PDF File Format -Word File Format - Max of 10 pages Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference Code of Conduct and COVID Policy*Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference Code of Conduct and COVID Policy From its beginning the MNWC staff has striven to create a diverse and inclusive conference that is welcoming to all. We work to provide attendees of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, with an inclusive, enlivening, and sustaining learning community. The MNWC community values diversity of perspectives, identities, cultures, experiences and backgrounds. We believe such diversity is essential for hardy dialogue and learning necessary for advancing the art and craft of creative writing. It is our hope that our attendees will work with us to advance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We ask that attendees help us make the MNWC a safe and welcoming experience for all committed to learning and teaching the craft of creative writing. To that end, we ask that all attendees, faculty, and staff honor the opinions, perspectives, and feelings of all MNWC community members and commit to maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect. Attending the conference is a privilege, not a right, and we must earn and maintain that privilege, in part by maintaining a high standard of respectful discourse. MNWC staff has the right and obligation to limit conference participation or expel attendees from conference events if it is deemed that an attendee has engaged in behavior such as hate speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, or ableist, or has taken any actions in classes, workshops, or readings that are disruptive and/or unsafe. A refund will not be given to any conference attendee asked to leave. MNWC is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all attendees and will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates. We follow Bemidji State University protocols, which require social distancing and wearing masks indoors while on campus. We also require all MNWC faculty, staff, and conference participants to submit proof of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival on campus. By attending the conference, you are affirming that you have read, understand, and agree to the MNWC Code of Conduct and COVID Policy. If any attendee has questions about the above code of conduct or COVID policy, or needs to report a violation of the code of conduct during the conference, please contact the conference coordinator, Mathew Hawthorne, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have read and understand and agree to the MNWC Code of Conduct and COVID Policy. Overnight Accommodations and Airport ShuttleCampus Housing For Participants*Please Choose a Housing OptionI do not need Campus HousingPrivate Linden room with 1-2 suitemates sharing a bathroom.BJI Airport Shuttle*Please indicate whether or not you need shuttle service.YesNoWill you be flying into Bemidji and need complimentary shuttle service from BJI to the BSU Campus? This service is only available for those utilizing BSU Campus housing.