Course offerings for our January 2011 Writers’ Workshop Program have been announced. Faculty will include NPR’s "voice of books," Alan Cheuse, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and PEN/Faulkner Foundation co-founder Susan Shreve. Each workshop has its own unique focus, ranging from poetry to memoir writing to fiction to oral storytelling. In line with the theme for our 29th annual Seminar, "The Hungry Muse," many of this year’s workshops will also consider the role of food as creative inspiration.
Our Workshop Program is designed to provide writers at all stages of development with various opportunities to explore the craft of writing, and each class is limited to between 8 and 12 participants to ensure individual attention. Workshops are generally four days in length and cost $450. They usually take place in the morning, and include optional afternoon and evening activities, including manuscript consultations, informal talks, and open readings. An orientation dinner is provided on January 9.
The Workshop Program is distinct from the Seminar; you may attend either or both. This year’s workshops take place January 9-13, in between the first and second sessions of the Seminar. Visit our Writers’ Workshop Program page for complete information about each workshop.