About

Summer Writing Workshops

For 47 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets and prose writers for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing. Our aim is to assist writers in the refinement of their craft and thus, in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support, move them closer to achieving their goals. The Community of Writers holds its summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley in the ski lodge at the foot of the ski slopes. Panels, talks, staff readings and workshops take place in these venues with a spectacular view up the mountain.

The Community has a competitive admissions procedure and the level of writing is high, but interested writers , poets and screenwriters should not hesitate to apply.


Other Projects

Published Alumni Reading Series

Each summer, recently published Writers Workshops alumni are invited to return to Squaw Valley to read from their books and talk about their journey from unpublished writers to published authors. If you would like to be considered, please  contact us and send details about your book.

Omnium Gatherum & Alumni News

Chronicling the publishing and other successes of its participants. Details

Writers Workshop in a Book

An anthology of craft talks from the workshops edited by Alan Cheuse and Lisa Alvarez. Details

 Notable Alumni

A directory devoted to a list of our notable alumni. Details

Facebook Alumni Groups

Social media alumni groups keep the community and conversation going.
Writers Workshops Facebook Alumni Group
Poetry Workshop Facebook Alumni Group

Annual Poetry Anthology

Each year an anthology of poetry is published featuring poems first written during the Poetry Workshop in Squaw Valley. Details