Writers' Workshop Program

January 16–20, 2017

Our Writers’ Workshop Program provides writers at all stages of development with opportunities to explore the craft of writing. Each workshop has its own focus and application requirements. Enrollment is limited to twelve participants per workshop to ensure individual attention.

The Workshop Program is distinct from the Seminar and takes place immediately after it, January 16-20, 2017. Combining both programs offers an invaluable experience; however, it is possible to attend either a workshop or the Seminar on their own. This year’s workshop faculty are listed below. Click through for complete details about each workshop.

Overview of the Workshop Program

The Workshop Program officially begins on the evening of Monday, January 16, 2017, with an orientation dinner. Workshop classes begin Tuesday morning and take place each day through the final class on Friday, January 20. All workshops meet for three hours a day (generally 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) and are priced at $550. Most workshops will require some advance reading and/or a manuscript submission.

For the daily workshop sessions, you will be in a classroom with your instructor and eleven fellow students. Afternoon and evening events offer an opportunity to connect with the larger group of workshop participants (100-140 people). These include: a Craft Talks program featuring lectures and presentations on craft by faculty members; open readings for workshop participants; opportunities to go sailing with fellow workshop participants; and a final reception. The sailing opportunity requires an additional fee; all other events mentioned here are included in your workshop fee of $550.

Application & Enrollment

Click through to each individual workshop offering above for enrollment/application options.

Two basic types of workshop are offered: "by application" and "open to all." Enrollment for workshops marked "open to all" requires payment of the full workshop fee or a $100 deposit. These workshops are first-come, first-served and expected to fill up quickly.

Enrollment for workshops marked "by application" requires submission of a manuscript and/or cover letter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 16 until the class is full. To increase your chances of acceptance into the program, you may choose to apply for two workshops simultaneously. In this case, full applications are required for each workshop and you will be asked to indicate a 1st and 2nd choice. Applicants will generally receive an answer within four to six weeks.

A waitlist will be established for each class once it is fully enrolled.

Financial Assistance

Two spaces are reserved in each workshop for scholarship recipients. Click here for guidelines and application.


If you have any questions, please call us at 305-293-9291, or email freya [at]

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