Welcome to WordSpring!

Due 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.

A Butte College student, Kailey Farrell said that last year’s conference “was a great opportunity to discover all of the different ways I can use my writing to create an impact. In the span of one day I learned how to set up a plot for a novel, find beauty in nature poetry, and appeal to young readers in children’s book writing. Student and writer Chad Napoli added, “I loved being in a room with people just as eager to improve their writing as I am.” Chico State student George Goldkind, one of the members of last year’s Literary Arts Club, said, The conference “was an experience I will not soon forget. It is an environment meant to help writers of all styles flourish. The skills I learned  . . .  I still use today in my 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 wordfire@butte.edu, or call Professor Molly Emmons at (530) 895-2935.