Iota: The Conference of Short Prose

Lubec, Maine, United States

Aug 14 - Aug 17, 2014


TUITION / COST:$700 includes workshop, food, and lodging. $675 for applications before April 15.
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Penny Guisinger
PHONE: 207-733-2233

Iota celebrates and inspires an economy of words in largesse of place. The emphasis is generative: create new work while you're here. Iota is housed in the historic Roosevelt Cottages on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, which shares its border with Lubec, Maine.

Short Forms. Long Weekend.

In a world in which heft seems to rule the day, Iota serves as a celebration of the small. Come spend a long weekend with skilled faculty and a community of writers focused on short prose: fiction, non-fiction, and prose poetry.

Write in the morning, attend workshops and community discussions in the afternoon.

The learning continues after the workshops, as Iota’s classrooms encompass the great, natural beauty of Maine’s Bold Coast and Campobello Island.


Featured Writers Include:

Charles Coe, prose poetry

Barbara Hurd, creative nonfiction

Suzanne Strempek Shea, fiction


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Roosevelt International Park
Campobello Island, New Brunswick
Easternmost US and Canada border
Maine, United States

Iota: the conference of short prose

The Cobscook Community Learning Center's (CCLC) mission is to create responsible educational opportunities that strengthen personal, community, and global well being. In operation since 1999, the CCLC offers a wide variety of programs in arts, music, writing, health, outdoor and leadership skills, and much more, including an accredited alternative high school program. The CCLC is pleased to offer Iota to the writing community.