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The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Announces its Annual Summer Workshops: Writers Workshop

Poetry Workshop: June 23 – 30, 2018 Writers Workshops: July 8 – 15, 2018 The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, one of the oldest and most prestigious writers workshops in the country, has opened enrollment for its 2018 summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley. The gatherings are for serious poets and writers, and include workshops, panel discussions, and craft talks as well as special interest classes. The Poetry Workshop will be held June 23 – 30, 2018. The program admits 70 serious poets into the week-long program. Directed by former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Robert Hass, this program fosters poets as they produce new work each day. Participating poets meet daily in session to share poems written during the previous 24 hours. Poets attend daily craft talks by the teaching staff poets, and meet in brief one-on-one sessions with staff poets. The week culminates in a public poetry reading, featuring the staff poets reading their recent work—sometimes poems written during the previous week. The Writers Workshop will take place July 8 – 15, 2018 and accepts up to 110 fiction, nonfiction, and memoir writers. Writers meet in small workshop groups to discuss their submitted manuscript with a member of the teaching staff. The 2018 staff includes fiction and nonfiction writers as well as literary agents and editors working in publishing today. Lectures and panel discussions on the craft of writing, as well as publishing, are offered daily, in addition to staff readings. All interested writers and poets are encouraged to apply, though admission is competitive and the writing level is high. No prior publications or academic credits are required; the only criterion for admission is that the applicant submit a sample of his or her original writing. Admissions are competitive, as the ratio of applicants to acceptances is an average of 4-to-1. The deadline to apply for summer 2018 workshops is March 28. Some financial aid is available. For more information, please visit or contact Brett Hall Jones at (530) 470-8440, or by email at

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Jul 08, 2018 through Jul 15, 2018


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(530) 470-8440


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