Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops
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Colgate Writers’ Conference

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Colgate Writers' Conference

June 17-23, 2018

Our senior staff is here to talk with you about writing and the writing life, and to work with you on your fiction, poetry, novel, or creative nonfiction. Whether you are a veteran writer or a novice, we offer a full schedule of consultations, workshops, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and informal conversations that will sustain your long-range efforts or help you get started.

Participant Comments
"Very knowledgeable instructors, combined honesty with pleasant encouragement, [and were] generous with their time."
"You taught, guided, and encouraged us to be better writers. You did this with heart."

Each participant submits a manuscript to be discussed in class. In addition, instructors schedule personal conferences concerning each participant's manuscript. Our novel and creative nonfiction workshops accept hundreds of pages, not just a chapter or two.

Shop Talks
Agents, editors and publishers share tips of the trade.

Craft Talks
Each day, a faculty member will conduct a craft talk, which includes writing tips and discussion.

Workshops take place daily in small groups. Participant manuscripts are discussed, writing strategies practiced. Intense workshops allow every participant to receive personalized instruction throughout the week.

Evening Activities
Readings by renowned writers, open mics, music, participant readings, and other social gatherings.

The faculty and readers include 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning poet Peter Balakian; fiction writers Brock Clarke, Brian Hall, CJ Hauser, and Naomi Jackson; creative nonfiction writers Bill Barich, Jennifer Brice, and David Ryan; and poets Bruce Smith and Javier Zamora.

For more information visit our website at www.colgate.edu/writersconference.


About Us
Website www.colgate.edu/writersconference
Year Established 1996
Program Description Morning craft talks & workshops. Individual consultation with workshop instructor in the afternoon. Late afternoon participant readings and talks on publishing, storytelling. Evening readings by instructors & guests. Late night social events.
Upcoming Event
Jun 17 - 23, 2018
Venue: Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton NY
Number of Programs/Year 1
Program Length 7 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio 40-60
Program Focus Publishing, Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction
Faculty Faculty and readers include fiction writers Brock Clarke, Brian Hall, CJ Hauser, and Naomi Jackson; creative nonfiction writers Bill Barich, Jennifer Brice, and David Ryan; and poets Peter Balakian, Bruce Smith, and Javier Zamora.
Costs Creative Nonfiction: $1,800 Novel: $1,800 Poetry: $1,250 Short Fiction: $1,250 Writers' Retreat: $750 Rates include room and board for the week. (See website for commuter rates.) Discounts and fellowships available!
U.S. Locations Hamilton, New York
Months June
Sponsor's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/colgatewritersconference
Contact Matt Leone
Colgate Writers’ Conference
Office of Summer Programs, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
United States
Phone: 315-228-7771, 315-228-7770
E-Mail: writersconference@colgate.edu
E-mail Director Matt Leone: mleone@colgate.edu


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