Community of Writers

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Event Date: 
June 19, 2021
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The Community of Writers will offer online workshops in poetry from June 19 to June 26, in fiction from July 11 to July 17, and in creative nonfiction from August 1 to August 6. The program features workshops, craft talks, publishing panels, readings, and one-on-one conferences with faculty. The faculty includes poets Kazim Ali, Blas Falconer, Brenda Hillman, Forrest Gander, Sharon Olds, and Evie Shockley; fiction writers Alex Espinoza, Janet Fitch, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen Graham Jones, Vanessa Hua, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Dana Johnson, Louis B. Jones, Peter Orner, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Martin J. Smith, Amy Tan, Héctor Tobar, Gail Tsukiyama, and Josh Weil; and nonfiction writers Frances Dinkselspiel, Alex Espinoza, Glen David Gold, Debra Gwartney, Sands Hall, Lauren Markham, Gregory Pardlo, Julia Flynn Siler, and Grace Talusan. Participating agents and editors include Reagan Arthur (Knopf), Michael Carlisle (Inkwell Management), BJ Robbins (BJ Robbins Literary Agency), Andrew Tonkovich (Santa Monica Review), and Oscar Villalon (ZYZZYVA). Tuition for one week is $850. Limited financial aid and scholarships for underrepresented writers are available. Using only the online application 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. The deadline to apply is April 1 for poetry and fiction workshops and April 28 for creative nonfiction workshops. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Community of Writers, P.O. Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959. (530) 470-8440. Brett Hall Jones, Executive Director.