The 15th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 20 to June 23 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, panel discussions, breakout sessions, one-on-one meetings with faculty members, and time to write. The faculty included poets francine j. harris and Hoa Nguyen; fiction writers Jennine Capó Crucet and Eleanor Henderson; and creative nonfiction writer Mike Scalise. Fiction and creative nonfiction writer Kiese Laymon delivered the keynote on the theme of "Writing in Times of Crisis." The cost of tuition was $500 ($400 for sponsored students). The cost of tuition without workshops and one-on-one faculty sessions was $200. The discounted fee for lodging in the Athenaeum Hotel ranged from $61.29 per night for a double room to $122.57 per night for a single room. The registration deadline was April 30. Visit the website for more information.
Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Education Department, P.O. Box 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722. (716) 357-6310. Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Festival Director.