Chautauqua Writers’ Festival

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Chautauqua, NY, United States
Event Date: 
June 24, 2020
Application Deadline: 
May 31, 2020
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 30, 2020

The 2020 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be held from June 24 to June 27 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panel discussions. The faculty includes poets Martha Collins and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, fiction writers Marie Myung-Ok Lee and Jess Row, and nonfiction writer Porochista Khakpour. The keynote speaker is poet Shane McCrae. The cost of the full conference is $550; the registration deadline is May 31. The cost of the conference without a workshop is $200; the registration deadline is June 23, or June 24 for on-site registration. Lodging is available at the nearby Athenaeum Hotel for a discounted rate of $50 per night for a shared room or $100 per night for a single room. A full fellowship is available for a woman or nonbinary writer of color; apply by April 30. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include transportation on the festival’s grounds; elevators in all multilevel event spaces; accessible sidewalks, pathways, doorways, and parking; scooters for rental; ASL interpretation upon request; and text copies of all presentations. Contact Sony Ton-Aime, director of literary arts, at (330) 978-7400 or for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

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