Summer Writing Workshops

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Written By: Kari Hawkey, Poetry Editor for “The Coachella Review”

If you are currently enrolled in an MFA program, you may have enough writing assignments to process and keep you busy. But what happens when you graduate? Will you continue on your own with your writing regimen and stay productive? What happens when you don’t have a professor lighting that creative flame under your ass? If you need some direction or seem to have lost your way that is when participating in a writer’s workshop may be the solution.

This summer there are plenty of workshops to choose from in various genres located across the states as well as overseas. (I’ve been fortunate enough to obtain my third scholarship to attend the “Poetry Camp” at Idyllwild Arts Summer Academy with Ed Skoog and David St. John this summer. Last year, I was granted a scholarship to attend the “Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference. I highly recommend them both!)

You can never get enough feedback on your work, so here are a few workshops you may want to consider:

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Idyllwild Arts Summer Academy
July 16-20

GENRES: Fiction, Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, Poetry Camp

Idyllwild ARTS
52500 Temecula Rd
Idyllwild, California 92549-0038
(951) 659-2171 x2365
Tuition: ~ $680

http://www.idyllwildarts.org/page.cfm?p=729

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Santa Barbara Writers Conference
June 8-13

GENRES: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Screenwriting

Santa Barbara Writers Conference
27 West Anapamu Street, Suite 305
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tuition: ~ $550

http://www.sbwriters.com/

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The University of Iowa – Iowa Summer Writing Festival
June through July

GENRES: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Writing for Children, Genre-Benders, and Fantasy/Science Fiction

Iowa Summer Writing Festival
The University of Iowa
C215 Seashore Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-4160
Tuition: from $350 – $1210

http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest//

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Squaw Valley Community of Writers
June 22 – 29, 2013 – July 8 – 15, 2013 – July 8 – 15, 2013

GENRES: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Screenwriting

PO Box 1416
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 470-8440
Tuition: ~ $840

http://www.squawvalleywriters.org/

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Sarah Lawrence Summer Writers Seminar for Adults
June 23–28, 2013

GENRES: Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, YA Novel, Poetry

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 337-0700
Tuition: ~ $800

http://www.slc.edu/ce/adults/summer/seminar/index.html

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Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York Summer Film Intensive
June 30 – August 3, 2013

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 337-0700
Tuition: ~ $3,750

http://www.slc.edu/ce/adults/summer/summer-film-intensive.html

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Tin House Summer Writers Workshop
July 14-21

GENRES: Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction/Memoir

Reed College
Portland, Oregon
503-219-0622
Tuition: ~ $1100

http://www.tinhouse.com/writers-workshop/applying.html

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Stony Brook Southampton Arts Creative Writing Workshops
July 10-14, July 17- 28

GENRES: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Children’s Literature, Playwriting, and Screenwriting

239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
Tuition, Room and Board:
$1655 to $2595

http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/mfa/summer/writers/workshops.shtml

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Napa Valley Writer’s Conference
July 28-August 2

GENRES: Poetry and Fiction

1088 College Ave.
St. Helena, CA 95474
(707) 967-2900 x 1611
Tuition: ~ $900

http://www.napawritersconference.org/

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Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference
August 1-3

GENRES: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Memoir, Children’s Literature, Playwriting and Screenwriting

Northwestern University
339 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(847) 491-3458
Tuition: from $250 to $675

http://www.scs.northwestern.edu/summernu/programs/writers.cfm

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Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
July 25 – 27

GENRES: Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Novel, Poetry and Short Story

College of the Redwoods
1211 Del Mar Drive
Fort Bragg, California
(707) 937-9983
Tuition: ~ $525

http://www.mcwc.org/mcwc_sched.html

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Writing the Rockies
Gunnison Creative Writers Workshop – Western State College of Colorado
July 26-29

GENRES: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Screenwriting

Western State College
Gunnison, CO 81231
(970) 943-2885
Tuition: ~ $295

http://www.western.edu/writingtherockies/schedule

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West Chester University Poetry Conference
June 5-8, 2013

GENRE: Poetry

WCU Poetry Center
Poetry House
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-3235
Tuition: ~ $1000

http://wcupoetrycenter.com/poetry-conference

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Paris Writing Workshop
July 1-28, 2013

GENRES: Fiction, Poetry, Travel Writing, Memoir, Personal Essay, Journal Writing, Presentation and Performance

The Paris American Academy
275 Rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris
01 44 41 99 20
Tuition: ~ $3700

http://pariswritingworkshop.com/

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