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The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offered summer workshops in poetry from June 21 to June 28 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 7 to July 14. Held 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 Robert Hass, Cathy Park Hong, Harryette Mullen, C. D. Wright, and Matthew Zapruder; fiction writers Steve Almond, Ron Carlson, Mark Childress, Leslie Daniels, Glen David Gold, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Louis B. Jones, Christian Kiefer, Edan Lepucki, Joanne Meschery, Ismet Prcic, Julia Flynn Siler, Ellen Sussman, Josh Weil, and Al Young; and creative nonfiction writers Tom Barbash, Gerald Haslam, Jason Roberts, and Robin Romm. Tuition was $955 to $995, which included dinners. Housing was $465 for a shared room or $700 for a single. Financial aid was available. Using the online submission system, applicants 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.