Community of Writers Poetry Workshop
Olympic Valley, California, United States
The 2021 Community of Writers Poetry Workshop will be held entirely online in the Virtual Valley.
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. The idea is to try to expand the boundaries of what one can write. In the mornings we meet to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours, and in the late
afternoons we gather for a conversation about some aspect of craft.
Financial Aid is available.
Featured Writers Include:
Kazim Ali, Blas Falconer, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Sharon Olds, and Evie Shockley
California, United States
Community of Writers
THE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS
The mission of the Community of Writers is to assist talented writers with diverse cultural perspectives to achieve their goals in the genres they pursue. Through the interplay of talented participants, professionals, and established writers in a community atmosphere, fiction writers are assisted in their arduous journey from writer to author, poets to achieve a resonant framework for their collected words, and screenwriters to see their work realized in film. In addition, the Community of Writers serves the West— California, Nevada, and the Tahoe-Truckee region area in particular—as an active literary and media arts center, providing access to readings, talks and films by the nation’s most prominent writers.
SUMMER WRITERS WORKSHOPS
For 50 summers, the Community of Writers 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.
• Writers Workshops in Fiction, Nonfiction & Memoir: July 11-16, 2021
• Poetry Workshop: June 19 - 26, 2021
• Published Alumni Reading Series
• Omnium Gatherum & Alumni News Blog
• Writers Workshop in a Book (edited by Alan Cheuse and Lisa Alvarez)
An anthology of craft talks from the workshops published by Chronicle Books)
• Annual Benefit Poetry Reading in California
• Notable Alumni Webpage (http://www.communityofwriters.org/NotableAlumni.html)
• Facebook Alumni Groups
• Annual Poetry Anthology – Written Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Anthology
(edited & published by the participant poets themselves)
www.communityofwriters.org| (530) 470-8440 | PO Box 1416 • Nevada City, CA 95959