Chautauqua Writers’ Festival

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Chautauqua, NY, United States

The 2019 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 19 to June 22 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panel discussions. The theme of the conference was “Writing and Reclamation.” The faculty included poets Jill McDonough and Khadijah Queen, fiction writers Marie-Helene Bertino and Michael Martone, and nonfiction writer Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. The keynote speaker was poet Jericho Brown. The cost of the full conference, which included workshops, breakfasts, and shuttle transportation from the airport, was $500 until March 15 and $550 thereafter; the registration deadline was May 31. The cost of the conference without a workshop was $200; the registration deadline was June 19. Lodging was available at the nearby Athenaeum Hotel for a discounted rate of $50 per night for a shared room and $100 per night for a single room. A full fellowship was available for a woman or nonbinary writer of color; writers applied by April 30. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information

Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, Chautauqua Institution, P.O. Box 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722.