Announcing Our Annual Poetry Review!

2013 coverWritten Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Anthology is now available in time for holidays. This anthology is a collection of poems first written in Squaw Valley at the 2013 Poetry Workshop. This anthology makes a great gift, and all proceeds from sales of Written Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Review 2013 benefit the Community of Writers Poetry Scholarship Fund.

The Poetry Workshop of the Community of Writers is held each summer in Squaw Valley. At the workshop, student and staff poets write a new poem each day to be read aloud in the morning session. This gathering of poets, all striving to express ideas, emotions, and conceptions, engenders a climate of mutual support, trust, and encouragement. which makes possible this daily act of courage and trust.

Written Here continues the tradition of publishing poems that first emerged during the summer’s Workshop. The poems appearing in these pages were selected by a team of editors, themselves workshop participants, from the work submitted by their fellow poets.

Proceeds from the sales of this anthology benefit the Poetry Workshop Scholarship Fund.

Edited by William Clark, Jennifer C. Humbert, and Lori Singer Meyer.

Contributors:  Cynthia Arrieu-King, Conor Bracken, John Briscoe, Marte Broehm, Will Clark, Flower Conroy, Heather Dobbins, Timothy Dyke, Emma Estrella, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Forrest Gander, Todd Germain, Kathy Gilbert, Christine Gosnay, Ken Haas, Amy Haddad, Robert Hass, Pamela Sue Hitchcock, Jennifer Humbert, Cameron Jackson, Hillary Katz, Curt Last, Lester Graves Lennon, Annie Mascorro, Lori Singer Meyer, Monica Minott, Lisa L. Moore, Sawnie Morris, Meryl Natchez, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Amy Pence, Anna Ross, Larry Ruth, Peter Schireson, Meara Sharma, Evie Shockley, Jacqueline Hughes Simon,  Kathi Stafford, Carl Steen, Sheila Davies Sumner, Paul Watsky, David Watts, and Martha Yates.

Please note that it takes a few days to print and ship your order, so order soon!

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Other issues of the Review, as well as copies of Writers Workshop in a Book, are available on our Books & Anthologies page.


 An Evening of Readings with Alumni & Faculty Authors

Join us in February for a Literary Reading,
Reception & Book Signing in Sacramento!

Please join us for an extraordinary evening of readings by Community of Writers’ alumni and staff, emceed by Beth Ruyak. These authors each have new and noteworthy books which will be available for purchase. There will be a reception and book signing immediately following the event.  Spread the word and enjoy an evening of great new literature!

  • Natalie Baszile
  • Meg Waite Clayton
  • Frances Dinkelspiel
  • Marian Palaia
  • Josh Weil

Natalie Baszile · Meg Waite Clayton
Frances Dinkelspiel · Marian Palaia · Josh Weil

Emceed by Capital Public Radio’s
Beth Ruyak

7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community
2791 24th St., Sacramento
Doors open at 6:30

$20 Advance/$25 at the Door

View More Information & Author Bios

Tickets Available at Brown Paper Tickets

All proceeds benefit the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley summer Writers Workshops.

Our New Website Is Up!

2015GridOur new website is up! The change has been coming since summer, but we are finally able to say it is up! And we love it and hope you do too.

We have many new features on our website you might explore:

eyeAlumni & Staff News Blog: Visit our Omnium Gatherum & Alumni News blog, where alums and teaching staff can post current news. This newsfeed moves quickly. Viewers can choose to view by program if they wish. Visit it often! We want to congratulate our alums who have published this year! We are so happy for you. We hope you will support your fellow alums by buying their books or journals. If you are an alum or teaching staff member and have news you’d like to share about yourself,  please do!

eyeNotable Alumni – A listing of the accomplishment Notable Alums. Please let us know if you would like to  nominate yourself or another alum.

eyePodcasts: Listen to Podcasts from our afternoon and evening events from the summer writing workshops.

eyeBlog: Visit this Blog for monthly or bi-monthly updates on all things Community of Writers.  Posts might include program announcements, reunions, events, important dates and deadlines, all-community bulletins, etc.

eyeBooks & Journals: Visit our  Books & Journals page. This year we have two brand-new poetry anthologies of poems written during the Poetry Workshop in Squaw Valley (2013 and 2014.)

eyeNew URL: Along with the new website, please note that we have a new URL. We can now be found at

eyeUpdate Your Email Preferences: Along with the new site, we have also changed our email service. Please complete this form to update your email preferences and receive only the updates you request. You may tell us what region you are from, for updates about events in your area (such as the Los Angeles reunion during AWP in March;) you may tell us you are interested in the Public Literary Events held in Squaw Valley during the workshops; you may tell us you just want information on how to apply.

Tell Us What You Think! We are eager to hear from you about the new website.eye

Thank you!

Many thanks to the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation for providing support for this website update. Their grant was the catalyst we needed to get this done.

We have to also thank Winter Street Design for their lovely and innovative website design. They were able to echo the original look created by Elevation 49 and update it with more dynamic functions. We heartily recommend them for any individual or organization who needs a new website. I have never worked with folks who are so good at listening and who knew what we needed even before we did. We have learned a tremendous amount in the process and have a beautiful, functional new site as well!


Join Us for A Reunion Party in Los Angeles During AWP!

Join Us For A Reunion Party

for the Alumni & Teaching Staff of the
Community of Writers

during the A.W.P. Conference in Los Angeles

5:30 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Please RSVP by noon on Thursday, March 24 to receive location and directions

The party will be in a home in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.