Announcing Our 2018 Summer Writers Workshops

The Community of Writers is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Writing Workshops in Poetry and Fiction, Nonfiction and Memoir. We are now accepting applications. 


June 23 – 30, 2018

Kazim Ali  •  Mónica de la Torre  •  Robert Hass
Sharon Olds  •  Evie Shockley  •  Dean Young

The Poetry Workshop is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. The idea is to try to expand the boundaries of what one can write. In the mornings we meet to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours, and in the late afternoons we gather for a conversation about some aspect of craft.On several afternoons staff poets hold brief individual conferences. Director: Robert Hass.

Financial Aid Available.
Application Deadline: March 28, 2018. 

More program details, bios, logistics, and application form:

Visit the Poetry Workshop Page

in Fiction, Nonfiction & Memoir

July 8 – 15, 2018


Lisa Alvarez • Tom Barbash • Michael Carlisle  •  Charmaine Craig • Leslie Daniels • Karen Joy Fowler  •  Glen David Gold • Sands Hall • Dana Johnson  •  Louis B. Jones • Edan Lepucki • Edie Meidav • Peter Orner  •  Kirstin Valdez Quade • Jason Roberts • Elizabeth Rosner  •  Margaret Wilkerson Sexton • Julia Flynn Siler  •  Elizabeth Tallent  • Andrew Winer


Literary Agents – Book & Literary Magazine Editors and more


Max Byrd • Mo Gawdat  •  Michelle Latiolais • Gabriel Tallent • Amy Tan


Michael Andreasen • Laurie Ann Doyle • Jimin Han    •  Mary Kuryla  •  Brian Rogers

 These workshops assist serious writers by exploring the art and craft as well as the business of writing. The week offers daily morning workshops, craft lectures, panel discussions on editing and publishing, staff readings, and brief individual conferences.The morning workshops are led by staff writer-teachers, editors, or agents. There are separate morning workshops for Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction/Memoir. In addition to their workshop manuscripts, participants may have a second manuscript read by a staff member who meets with them in individual conferences.

Financial Aid available.
Application Deadline: March 28, 2018

More program details, bios, logistics, and application form:


Visit the Writers Workshops Page