Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Budapest and Prague Writing Retreat

Budapest, Hungary
Event Date: 
July 19, 2024
Application Deadline: 
June 1, 2024
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2024
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The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Budapest and Prague Writing Retreat will be held from July 19 to July 27 in the historic city centers of Budapest and Prague. The retreat features writing and publishing workshops, craft seminars, and generative writing sessions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets and prose writers Rita Banerjee and Diana Norma Szokolyai. The cost of the retreat is $4,800, which includes tuition, lodging at Hotel Oktogon in Budapest and Falkensteiner Hotel in Prague, daily breakfast, and special meals. To apply, writers submitted 5 to 10 pages of poetry, prose, or hybrid work; a brief bio; a cover letter; and contact information for two references with a $10 application fee (fee waivers are available based on financial need) by June 1. Partial scholarships for BIPOC writers, LGBTQ+ writers, student writers, and parent writers are available. To apply for a scholarship, writers submitted a general retreat application and a cover letter that includes a statement on how a scholarship would assist you in meeting your writing goals by May 15. There was no fee for scholarship applications. Registration was first come, first served; space is limited. Visit the website for an application form and more information.

Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue and elevators in all multilevel event spaces. Contact Cambridge Writers’ Workshop manager Corrine Previte at for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Budapest and Prague Writing Retreat, Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, Inc., Artist’s Row, 24 New Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970. (617) 401-8950. Diana Norma Szokolyai, Executive Artistic Director.