The Community of Writers is delighted to announce our 2017 Summer Writing Workshops.

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For 47 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets and prose writers for separate weeks of workshops. We 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.


June 24 – July 1, 2017 (Sat-Sat)

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July 9 – 15, 2017 (Sun-Sat)

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The Screenwriting Workshop will take a hiatus in 2017. However, we will be offering an Adaptation Class as part of the Writers Workshops program above.

Program DatesJune 18 - 25, 2016July 25 - August 1, 2016
Deadline to ApplyApril 8, 2016
(Extended from April 5)
April 12, 2016
(before midnight PST)
Application Fee$35 $40
Acceptance NotificationOn or before May 5, 2016
(Extended from May 1)
On or before May 20, 2016
DepositA deposit of $700 will be due upon acceptance.A deposit of $700 will be due upon acceptance.
HousingNot included in tuition. See Housing & Meals.Not included in tuition. See Housing & Meals.
Housing & Tuition BalanceDue on or before June 6, 2016Due on or before July 7, 2016
Registration/First Day of ConferenceJune 18, 2016July 25, 2016
Program Website
Make sure to read all information before applying
Poetry WebsiteWriters Workshops Website
ReturneesReturning Poet 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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