Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Community of Writers holds its summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley in the ski
lodge at the foot of the ski slopes. Talks, staff readings and workshops take place in these venues
with the spectacular view up the mountain.
Tuition for the Poetry Program is $955 and includes seven evening meals. (Accommodations are extra.)
Financial aid is available.
For 44 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets, prose writers, and screenwriters for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing. Our aim is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus, in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support, move them closer to achieving their goals. The Community of Writers holds its summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley in the ski lodge at the foot of the ski slopes. Panels, talks, staff readings and workshops take place in these venues with the spectacular view up the mountain.
The Poetry Program is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything. In the mornings we meet in workshops to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours; each participant also has an opportunity to work with each staff poet. In the late afternoons we gather for a conversation about some aspect of craft. On several afternoons staff poets hold brief individual conferences.
• Daily morning workshops
• Afternoon craft talks
• Poets create new work during the week
• Individual one-on-one sessions
• Admissions are based on the merit of submitted poems
• 60 poets take part in the Poetry Workshop
• Naturalist-lead nature walks
Brett Hall Jones, Executive Director