Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets, prose writers and screenwriters for weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing. Improve your craft and move closer to publication. The Community has a competitive admissions procedure and the level of writing is high, but interested writers and poets should not hesitate to apply.

Poetry Workshop
  • June 24 - July 1, 2017
  • 70 poets that are admitted to the program meet daily to share poems written during the last 24 hours, as well as attend craft talks, lectures, and readings
  • 2017 staff includes Pulitzer Prize winning poets Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo and long-time staff members Forrest Gander and Brenda Hillman, and first-time staff Francisco Aragón
Writers Workshop
  • July 9-15, 2017
  • Accept up to 110 fiction, nonfiction, and memoir writers
  • Writers meet in small groups to workshop their submitted manuscript, attend craft lectures and panels, and learn the ins and outs of the publishing business from editors and agents
  • 2017 teaching staff includes Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding, writer/director Christopher Monger, Natalie Baszile, Belle Boggs, Mark Childress, John Daniels, Alex Espinoza, Janet Fitch, Lynn Freed, Sands Hall, Rachel Howard, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Louis B. Jones, Dylan Landis, Krys Lee, Tom Lutz, Martin J. Smith, Gregory Spatz, Josh Weil, and Al Young. There will be Special Guest appearances by Dagoberto Gilb, Michelle Latiolais, Michael Lavigne, Frances Stroh, and international bestseller, Amy Tan

Admissions are competitive and writing level is high. Acceptance is based on a submitted original writing sample, which is evaluated by a panel of judges on the basis of literary merit only. The deadline to apply for summer 2017 workshops is March 28, 2017. Some financial aid is available.

For more information, please visit squawvalleywriters.org, or contact Brett Hall Jones at 530-470-8440, or by email at info@squawvalleywriters.org.