Catamaran Writing Conference

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Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Pebble Beach, CA, United States
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The 2020 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 26 to July 30 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, readings, and literary-themed excursions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty included poets Susan Browne and Joseph Millar, fiction writers Lisa Fugard and Josip Novakovich, creative nonfiction writers Charles Hood and Dan White, and poet and nonfiction writer Joan Rose Staffen. Fiction writer Jane Smiley gave a guest reading. The cost of the conference, which included tuition, shared lodging on campus, and all meals, was $1,350; commuter tuition, which included all meals, was $950. Registration was first come, first served. Workshops were limited to 10 participants each; the conference was limited to 50 participants this year to accommodate social distancing. Visit the website for more information and planned public health precautions.

Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue; elevator access to multilevel event spaces; accessible doorways, sidewalks, pathways, restrooms, and parking; and Braille signage.

Contact Information

Catamaran Writing Conference, Catamaran, 1050 River Street, Studio 118, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 

Photo Credit: Brad Sharek