The 2016 Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference was held from September 14 to September 18 at various venues in the high desert of Cedarville, California. The 2016 conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft lectures, readings, open mics, and a Book Arts workshop. The faculty included poet Julia Connor, fiction writer Christopher Coake, and nonfiction writer Ana Maria Spagna. Tuition was $525, which included two dinners; the Book Arts workshop was an additional $85. Lodging, which ranged from $60 to $145 per night, was available at area hotels and inns. Writers submitted three to five poems or a work of prose of up to 5,000 words by June 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference, Modoc Forum, P.O. Box 126, Cedarville, CA 96104. (530) 279-2099. Barbara March, Program Chair.