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The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 22 to June 29 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 8 to July 15. Held near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the program includes workshops, craft talks, individual conferences with faculty, and readings. The faculty includes poets Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Sharon Olds, and Evie Shockley; fiction writers Alan Cheuse, Mark Childress, Alex Espinoza, Janet Fitch, Karen Joy Fowler, Lynn Freed, Dagoberto Gilb, Dana Johnson, Louis B. Jones, Christian Kiefer, Gregory Spatz, Gail Tsukiyama, Amanda Ward, and Josh Weil; and creative nonfiction writers Sands Hall, Teresa Jordan, M. G. Lord, and Martin J. Smith. Tuition is $840, which includes dinners. Housing is $450 for a shared room or $650 for a single. Scholarships and financial aid are available. Submit up to five pages of poetry or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $30 application fee by April 2. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, P.O. Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959. (530) 470-8440. Brett Hall Jones, Executive Director.