Poets & Writers

Conferences & Residencies

POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, residencies, and colonies of interest to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Applications for the following events are due shortly. Conferences and festivals with rolling, first-come, first-served admission are listed well in advance. Some accept registration on the date of the event. Contact the sponsoring organization for an application and complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE).

Colgate Writers’ Conference

The Colgate Writers’ Conference will be held from June 17 to June 23 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference features workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty and readers include poets Peter Balakian and Ishion Hutchinson; fiction writers Greg Ames, Brock Clarke, Brian Hall, C. J. Hauser, Naomi Jackson, Kiese Laymon, and J. Robert Lennon; creative nonfiction writers Jennifer Brice and Melissa Febos; and hybrid writer David Ryan. The cost of the conference, which includes tuition, on-campus housing, and meals, is $1,250 ($1,000 for commuters) for poetry and short fiction workshops and $1,800 ($1,550 for commuters) for novel, creative nonfiction, and hybrid workshops. Limited financial aid is available. Submit an application and a writing sample of four to six poems or up to 25 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction by April 13. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Colgate Writers’ Conference, Colgate University, Office of Summer Programs, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. (315) 228-7771. Matthew Leone, Director. writersconference@colgate.edu www.colgate.edu/writersconference

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 23 to June 30 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 8 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The program features workshops, craft talks, publishing panels, individual conferences with faculty, and readings. The faculty includes poets Kazim Ali, Mónica de la Torre, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, Evie Shockley, and Dean Young; fiction writers Lisa Alvarez, Tom Barbash, Charmaine Craig, Leslie Daniels, Karen Joy Fowler, Glen David Gold, Sands Hall, Dana Johnson, Louis B. Jones, Edan Lepucki, Edie Meidav, Peter Orner, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Jason Roberts, Elizabeth Rosner, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Elizabeth Tallent, and Andrew Winer; and nonfiction writer Julia Flynn Siler. Participating agents and editors include Jennifer Alton (Counterpoint Press), Reagan Arthur (Little, Brown), Michael V. Carlisle (Inkwell Management), Lucy Carson (Friedrich Agency), Joy Harris (Joy Harris Literary), Joy Johannessen, Calvert D. Morgan (Riverhead Books), BJ Robbins (BJ Robbins Literary), Geoff Shandler (HarperCollins), Andrew Tonkovich (), and Oscar Villalon (). Tuition, which includes some meals, is $1,150 for poetry workshops and $1,200 for prose workshops. Lodging is available in nearby apartments and shared houses, and ranges from $300 for a shared bunkroom

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