The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers workshops in poetry from June 20 to June 27 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 6 to July 13 in Squaw Valley, near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The program features workshops, craft talks, publishing panels, readings, and one-on-one conferences with faculty. The faculty includes poets Camille T. Dungy, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, and Matthew Zapruder, and fiction and nonfiction writers Tom Barbash, Max Byrd, Jane Ciabattari, Meg Waite Clayton, John Daniel, Leslie Daniels, Selden Edwards, Cai Emmons, Janet Fitch, Richard Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Lynn Freed, Molly Giles, Sands Hall, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Diane Johnson, Louis B. Jones, Anne Lamott, Dylan Landis, Krys Lee, Edie Meidav, Kem Nunn, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Jason Roberts, Elizabeth Rosner, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Gregory Spatz, Elizabeth Tallent, and Amy Tan. Participating agents and editors include Reagan Arthur (Little, Brown), Ann Close (Knopf), Laura Cogan (ZYZZYVA), Joy Harris (Joy Harris Literary), Cal Morgan (Riverhead Books), Peter Steinberg (Foundry Literary), and Andrew Tonkovich (Santa Monica Review). Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,300 for a poetry workshop and $1,350 for a prose workshop. Lodging is available in nearby apartments and shared houses, and ranges from $320 for a shared bunkroom to $1,415 for a private apartment. Limited financial aid is 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, 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.