Fw: 2014 Summer Writing Workshops in Squaw Valley - Now Accepting Applications!

From: Elizabeth S.
Sent on: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:38 AM
I see that the applications are out for the Squaw Valley Writer's Workshop this summer.  This is a very good workshop of some renown.  (And it doesn't sound too trying to spend a week in Squaw Valley in July.)  Let me know if the images don't come through, as I am forwarding the email I received.  I can send out just a link to the website if the email doesn't come through properly.


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E-NewsJanuary 2014

We are delighted to announce our
2014 Summer Writing Workshops!

The Community of Writers is pleased to announce our 2014 Summer Writing Workshops in Poetry, Writers Workshops, and Screenwriting, and is now accepting applications and submissions.

For 44 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley 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 a lodge at the foot of the slopes.
Make sure your application has arrived in our office by April 2, 2014.


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The Poetry Workshop 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.

Limited Financial Aid available.
Submissions Deadline: April 2, 2014.

Robert Hass · Cathy Park Hong · Harryette Mullen
C.D. Wright · Matthew Zapruder

The Writers Workshops offer a week of formal and informal workshops, seminars, panel discussions on craft and the business of writing, craft talks, and staff readings. Each participant is provided several opportunities to have his or her work critiqued by the writer-teachers, editors and agents of the staff, in regular morning workshops, open workshops, and a one-on-one conference.
Limited Financial Aid available.
Submissions Deadline: April 2, 2014.
The Screenwriting Workshop is an intensive, week-long program, focusing on work-in-progress and individual attention by award-winning writers and writer/directors. Daily private sessions, film clips, lectures, and writing exercises are incorporated into daily morning workshops, which emphasize all aspects of the craft including narrative point of view, character analysis, and scene structure. In 2014, we will introduce a special session on the use and meaning of transmedia in digital filmmaking, as the threshold of the future.Our goal is to assist writers to improve their craft and bring them closer to production.

Production commitments will determine availability of staff members and guests

Eugene Corr · Jacob Forman · Patricia Meyer
Christopher Monger ·Judith Rascoe · Tom Rickman
Camille Thomasson · Michael Urban

Plus Special Guests Including Producers & Directors

Limited Financial Aid available.
Deadline to Apply: April 2, 2014.

Visit the Screenwriting Workshop Website

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Squaw Valley, a ski resort located in the California Sierra Nevada close to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Summers are warm and sunny; participants will have opportunities to hike to the local waterfalls, take nature walks up the mountain, swim in Lake Tahoe, or bike along the Truckee River. The elevation is 6200 feet.

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Thank you to all our friends who donated in 2013! We couldn't do it without you. If you meant to donate, you can always send a donation to the address below, or go donate online. Visit our Supporters page.

Community of Writers, PO Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959

As you may know, the Community of Writers is a non-profit organization operating in a increasingly expensive world.

A large part of our budget goes to faculty airfare. Please consider donating your credit card points or miles to our organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Please contact Brett Hall Jones if you have points you would like to donate.

Upgrading? Are you a Mac user and are thinking of upgrading? We are in need of a G-4 or G-5 Laptop or I-Book. Due to the complications of our tasks, we are looking for one that is no older than 2011 and is in good condition. All donations are tax deductible.

We are also seeking sponsors to donate beverages (especially beer and wine) and snacks for our snack bar and special events. Event signage and publicity would include acknowledgement.

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