Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop

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Rhinebeck, NY, United States
Event Date: 
June 16, 2024
Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2024
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The Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 16 to June 21 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. The program features workshops (limited to 12 participants each), faculty readings, panels on publishing, and conversations with faculty members and Orion editors for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers “seeking to reflect their environments through their work.” The faculty includes poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Felicia Zamora; fiction and nonfiction writer Alexandra Kleeman; and nonfiction writers Alison Hawthorne Deming, Kathryn Miles, and Katrina Vandenberg. Tuition is $1,200 ($1,100 for the early-bird rate). Lodging, meals, and all-inclusive use of site facilities costs between $495 for those camping to $1,475 for a private cabin with a private bath. To apply, submit up to six pages of poetry or up to 1,500 words of prose and a cover letter by May 1, or by March 15 for the early-bird rate. There is no application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include ground-level event spaces with accessible ramps, accessible doorways, golf cart transportation on campus, accessible bathrooms, accessible housing, accessible parking, and ASL interpretation and assistive listening devices (with advance request). Contact the Omega Institute service coordinator at (800) 944-1001 or specialneeds@eomega.org for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop, 187 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.