It’s Time To Apply for This Summer’s Workshops

The deadline approaches to apply to our workshops in Poetry, Fiction, Memoir, and Narrative Nonfiction. We’re very excited about the teaching staff we’ve assembled for this summer’s writing workshops! Take a look at the writers and poets who are joining us this summer. The deadline to Apply is March 28, 2017.

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The Poetry Workshop

June 24 – July 1, 2017

  • Francisco Aragón
  • Forrest Gander
  • Robert Hass
  • Brenda Hillman
  • Sharon Olds
  • Gregory Pardlo

The Poetry Program at the Community of Writers 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. To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything. In the mornings we meet in workshops to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours; each participant also has an opportunity to work with each staff poet. Financial Aid available. More Details.

The Writers Workshops

July 9 – July 15, 2017

Staff Writers

  • Lisa Alvarez
  • Natalie Baszile
  • Belle Boggs
  • Mark Childress
  • John Daniel
  • Alex Espinoza
  • Janet Fitch
  • Lynn Freed
  • Sands Hall
  • Paul Harding
  • Rachel Howard
  • Michael Jaime-Becerra
  • Louis B. Jones
  • Dylan Landis
  • Krys Lee
  • Tom Lutz
  • Christopher Monger
  • Martin J. Smith
  • Gregory Spatz
  • Andrew Tonkovich
  • Josh Weil
  • Al Young
    Al Young (1939-2021)

Special Guests

  • Michelle Latiolais
  • Michael Lavigne
  • Frances Stroh
  • Amy Tan

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. Financial Aid available. More Details.