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The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offered summer workshops in poetry from June 20 to June 27 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 6 to July 13 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The program included workshops, craft talks, individual conferences with faculty, and readings. The faculty included poets Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, J. Michael Martinez, Sharon Olds, and Evie Shockley; fiction writers Max Byrd, Alan Cheuse, Mark Childress, Leslie Daniels, Tyler Dilts, Alex Espinoza, Janet Fitch, Lynn Freed, Dagoberto Gilb, Sands Hall, Dana Johnson, Louis B. Jones, Yiyun Li, Elizabeth Rosner, Alice Sebold, Gregory Spatz, Diana Wagman, and Tiphanie Yanique; and nonfiction writers Lisa Alvarez, John Daniel, Julia Flynn Siler, and Martin J. Smith. Tuition ranged from $1,025 to $1,075, which included dinners. Housing was $465 for a shared room or $700 for a single. Financial aid was available. Using the online submission system, writers submitted up to five pages of poetry with a $30 application fee or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $35 application fee by April 2. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, P.O. Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959. (530) 470-8440. Brett Hall Jones, Executive Director.