Applications for the 2017 Workshops

The Community of Writers
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 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 Squaw 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.

Important Application Information:

Program DatesJune 24 - July 1, 2017July 9 - 15, 2017
Deadline to ApplyMarch 28, 2017
(before midnight PST)
March 28, 2017
(before midnight PST)
Application Fee$35 $40
Acceptance NotificationOn or before May 1, 2017
On or before May 10, 2017
Deposit - NonrefundableA deposit of $700 will be due upon acceptance.A deposit of $700 will be due upon acceptance.
Deposit DeadlineMay 10, 2017May 20, 2017
HousingNot included in tuition. See Housing & Meals.Not included in tuition. See Housing & Meals.
Housing & Tuition BalanceDue on or before June 10, 2017Due on or before June 20, 2017
Registration/First Day of ConferenceJune 24, 2017July 9, 2017
Program Website
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Poetry WebsiteWriters Workshops Website
ReturneesReturning Poetry Lottery Information & Application-Fiction Participants may attend 2 out of 3 years.

-Nonfiction Participants must take two sessions off before reapplying.

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