The Community of Writers is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Writing Workshops in Poetry and Fiction, Nonfiction and Memoir.

Application deadline: April 1.


June 22 – 29, 2019

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.

Forrest Gander  •  Brenda Hillman  •  David Tomas Martinez
Jane Miller  •  Sharon Olds  •  Gregory Pardlo

with special guest Robert Hass

Financial Aid Available.
Application Deadline: April 1
, 2019. 

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

Visit the Poetry Workshop Page

in Fiction, Nonfiction & Memoir

July 8 – 15, 2019

 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.


Katharine Dion • Daniel Halpern • Michelle Latiolais
Joyce Carol Oates • Beth Ruyak • Amy Tan


Lisa Alvarez • Ramona Ausubel • Michael Carlisle • Leland Cheuk • Tyler Dilts
Frances Dinkelspiel • Alex Espinoza • Janet Fitch • Dagoberto Gilb • Sands Hall
Rachel Howard • Vanessa Hua • Rhoda Huffey • Louis B. Jones • Krys Lee • Tom Lutz
Patricia K. Meyer • Victoria Patterson • Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Greg Spatz • Héctor Tobar • Andrew Tonkovich • Jane Vandenburgh          


Literary Agents – Book & Literary Magazine Editors and more


Kate Day • Devi S. Laskar • Wayétu Moore • Grace Talusan

Financial Aid available.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

More program details, bios, logistics, and application form:
Visit the Writers Workshops Page

Program DatesJune 22 - 29, 2019July 8 -15, 2019
Deadline to ApplyApril 1, 2019
(before midnight PST)
April 1, 2019
(before midnight PST)
Application Fee$35 $40
Acceptance NotificationOn or before May 1, 2019
On or before May 10, 2019
Deposit - NonrefundableA deposit of $800 will be due upon acceptance. A deposit of $800 will be due upon acceptance.
Deposit DeadlineMay 10, 2019May 20, 2019
HousingNot included in tuition. See Housing & Meals.Not included in tuition. See Housing & Meals.
Housing & Tuition BalanceDue on or before June 10, 2019Due on or before June 20, 2019
Registration/First Day of ConferenceSaturday, June 22, 2019Monday, July 8, 2019
Program Website
Make sure to read all information before applying
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.

Financial Aid & ScholarshipsView Financial Aid InformationView Financial Aid Information
Application FormApply Now (Poetry)Writers Workshops Application Form


June 22 – 29, 2019 (Sat-Sat)

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July 8 – 15, 2019 (Mon-Mon)

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