Community of Writers at Squaw Valley summer workshops announced |

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley summer workshops announced

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley will hold its annual workshops in June and July, which are several week-long gatherings of serious poets and writers every summer in the Northern California ski area of Squaw Valley.

The deadline to apply for summer 2016 workshops is April 2. Some financial aid is available.

These conferences include workshops, panel discussions, craft talks as well as special interest classes.

The Poetry Workshop includes 60 poets who are admitted to the program. They meet daily to share poems written during the previous 24 hours, as well as attend craft talks and readings.

This year’s staff members include Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Robert Hass and Sharon Olds, as well as Kazim Ali, Cathy Park Hong, and Thomas Sayers Ellis.

The Writers Workshop accepts up to 120 fiction, nonfiction, and memoir writers.

Admissions are competitive and the writing level is high.

Acceptance is based on a submitted original writing sample, which is evaluated by a panel of judges on the basis of literary merit only.

For more information about the notable alumni from the summer workshops, visit:

For more information, please visit or contact Brett Hall Jones at (530) 470-8440, or by email at

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