Welcome to WordSpring!

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WordSpring 2015 has come and gone and was a great success. Many thanks to all you attendees who made it so.

Our site content will continue to reflect our 2015 conference until plans for 2016 are finalized.

If you are new to our conference, take a look around to get a taste of WordSpring 2015 as a teaser for the awesomeness to come in 2016!

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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.