Welcome to WordSpring!

WordSpringFinal 3Due to a trademark conflict, the creative writing conference at Butte College has changed its name to WordSpring. But don’t worry; other than our title and motif, we are still the same inspiring, quality, north-state creative writing event that you have come to love. Our team is hard at work arranging an exciting lineup of presenters that will fire up your imagination as we spring into this new year with a new name.

We are in the process of updating our website and materials to reflect both the change in our name, and WordSpring 2015 presenters and information. We appreciate your patience in this transition.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at WordSpring 2015!

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Who We Are: WordSpring is a creative writing conference at Butte College, whose mission is to strengthen the community of writers both at the college and in the surrounding region. WordSpring seeks to provide a comfortable setting for new and seasoned writers to gather together to sharpen their writing skills, network with other writers, be inspired, and simply celebrate their love of the written word.

Fiction writers, poets, essayists and playwrights will find mentors and workshops to inspire their writing at the fourth annual WordSpring creative writing conference.  The one-day event will take place at Butte College in the Learning Resource Center this April.  Workshops in poetry, fiction, and other creative genres will be open to the public as well as to the Butte College community of faculty, staff, and students.

Ashley Wartena, Butte College student, says “Last year’s conference was an incredible experience! I came away inspired and ready to dive back into my own writing,” and Tim Hayes, a graduate student and creative writing instructor at Chico State says “WordSpring is a fun and creative workshop for novice and professional writers alike! I love meeting the enthusiastic people who share the same interests as me and learning from experienced speakers who bring new and imaginative insights to the mystical craft of writing.”

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a light breakfast and buffet lunch are included in registration costs. The event is sponsored by the English Department at Butte College and is supported by grants from Butte’s Associated Students as well as community donors.  For more information email us at wordspring@butte.edu, or call Professor Molly Emmons at (530) 895-2935.