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The 2016 Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from September 14 to September 18 at various venues in the high desert of Cedarville, California. The 2016 conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft lectures, readings, open mics, and a Book Arts workshop. The faculty includes poet Julia Connor, fiction writer Christopher Coake, and nonfiction writer Ana Maria Spagna. Tuition is $525, which includes two dinners; the Book Arts workshop is an additional $85. Lodging, which ranges from $60 to $145 per night, is available at area hotels and inns. Submit three to five poems or a work of prose of up to 5,000 words by June 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference, Modoc Forum, P.O. Box 126, Cedarville, CA 96104. (530) 279-2099. Barbara March, Program Chair.