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 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
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