Writing Workshops offer a nurturing environment in which writers learn more about the craft of writing. These classes are typically taught by widely published and award-winning authors. Workshop coordinators may list their guidelines at Submit Your Announcement.
Mahala Church will hold her Barefoot Writing Academy workshop for adults and teens again this summer. Various workshops will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6100 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609-3105. To register, contact Mahala Church. See website dates & for more information
June 23-29, 2013
The Appalachian Young Writers' Workshop (AYWW) is a new opportunity for rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders, and graduating seniors. The 2013 AYWW is a seven-day residential writing workshop providing you the opportunity to explore the craft of creative writing, learning from the region's foremost poets, fiction writers, playwrights, creative non-fiction writers, and lyric writers. Students will be encouraged to consider the region and its environment, policies, literature, culture, music, and more. See website for more information. Application and payment deadlines are May 17, 2013 and June 3, 2013.
July 14-20, 2013
Come to the Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. The Workshop gives young people with an interest in writing the opportunity to explore that interest and to devote time to their work in a unique environment with an outstanding faculty and supportive peers. The TYWW will introduce you to a new group of creative friends over the course of the week, but the impact of the Workshop experience may last a lifetime. Many students stay in touch with one another and with faculty after the Workshop, sharing their work and suggesting writing prompts. Students are made aware of publication opportunities throughout the year, and participate in readings of their work at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. Application and payment deadlines are May 10, 2013 postmark deadline for all scholarship applications and materials and June 24, 2013 postmark and payment deadline for all general applications.
July 15 - 19, 2013
Oceanside Community Center
1550 Pacific Ave
Oceanside, OR 97141
This is an intensive workshop for those who are not only passionate about children's book writing, but who dream of publishing their own children's books. Getting attendees published is the end goal. (Students from 2003 and 2007 have published their first books! Others have signed with an agent who has been an instructor for several summers.) The course is designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced writers. It consists of presentations by eight full-time instructors, gobs of writing, group manuscript sharing, and intensive consults with instructors. The instructors are five professional children's book authors, two children's book editors from major publishing houses, and a full-time children's book agent. What makes this course distinctive is the enormous amount of one-on-one coaching from the instructors, far, far more than from any other course we're aware of. The teacher-student ratio roughly will be one to seven. This means that students can have at least one major manuscript consult per day, and possibly more. See website for more information.
THE WRITER'S HOTEL is the teaching and editorial arm of THE NEW GUARD. We offer intensive, one-on-one Private Study. Our Private Study is much like a Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA course of study.
Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located at 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168. ACA organizes many programs for artists of all ages and professional levels. See website for more information.