The Community of Writers
This year, in the face of the global and unprecedented health crisis of COVID-19, the Community of Writers has decided to forgo the physical workshop weeks in Olympic Valley. Instead, we have decided to meet again in the “Virtual Valley” for intensive online gatherings of our community. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to participants during this difficult time.
For over fifty summers, the Community of Writers 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 to improve 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 Olympic Valley in a ski lodge at the foot of the ski slopes. Panels, talks, staff readings and workshops take place in these venues with the spectacular view up the mountain.
Please see our Note about our Name.
Important Application Information:
|POETRY WORKSHOP||FICTION WORKSHOP||MEMOIR/NF WORKSHOP|
|Program Dates||June 19 - 26, 2021||July 11-17, 2021||August 1 - 6, 2021|
|Deadline to Apply||April 1, 2021|
(before midnight PST)
|April 1, 2021 (before midnight PST)||April 28, 2021
(before midnight PST)
|Acceptance Notification||On or before May 1, 2021||On or before May 10, 2021||On or before June 10, 2021|
|Deposit - Nonrefundable||A deposit of $450 will be due upon acceptance. (Awards of financial aid may reduce this amount.)||A deposit of $440 will be due upon acceptance. (Awards of financial aid may reduce this amount.)||A deposit of $425 will be due upon acceptance. (Awards of financial aid may reduce this amount.)|
|Deposit Deadline||May 10, 2021||May 20, 2021||July 1, 2021|
|Registration/First Day of Conference||Saturday, June 19, 2021||Sunday, July 11, 2021||Sunday, August 6, 2021|
Make sure to read all information before applying
|Poetry Website||Fiction Workshops Website||Nonfiction & Memoir Workshops Website|
|Financial Aid & Scholarships||View Financial Aid Information||View Financial Aid Information||View Financial Aid Information|
|Application Form||Apply Now (Poetry)||Fiction Workshops Application Form||NonFiction/Memoir Workshop Application Form|
How to Apply to the 2021 Summer Workshops
Workshops in Narrative Nonfiction & Memoir
Narrative Nonfiction & Memoir Application Guidelines