The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 23 to June 30 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 8 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The program features workshops, craft talks, publishing panels, individual conferences with faculty, and readings. The faculty includes poets Kazim Ali, Mónica de la Torre, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, Evie Shockley, and Dean Young; fiction writers Lisa Alvarez, Tom Barbash, Charmaine Craig, Leslie Daniels, Karen Joy Fowler, Glen David Gold, Sands Hall, Dana Johnson, Louis B. Jones, Edan Lepucki, Edie Meidav, Peter Orner, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Jason Roberts, Elizabeth Rosner, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Elizabeth Tallent, and Andrew Winer; and nonfiction writer Julia Flynn Siler. Participating agents and editors include Jennifer Alton (Counterpoint Press), Reagan Arthur (Little, Brown), Michael V. Carlisle (Inkwell Management), Lucy Carson (Friedrich Agency), Joy Harris (Joy Harris Literary), Joy Johannessen, Calvert D. Morgan (Riverhead Books), BJ Robbins (BJ Robbins Literary), Geoff Shandler (HarperCollins), Andrew Tonkovich (Santa Monica Review), and Oscar Villalon (ZYZZYVA). Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,150 for poetry workshops and $1,200 for prose workshops. Lodging is available in nearby apartments and shared houses, and ranges from $300 for a shared bunkroom to $1,280 for a private apartment. Limited financial aid is available. Using the online submission system, submit four to five pages of poetry with a $35 application fee, or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $40 application fee, by March 28. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, P.O. Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959. (530) 470-8440. Brett Hall Jones, Executive Director.