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Top Writers’ Workshops for 2017

The top writer’s workshops for 2017 prove to be an interesting collaboration of great minds, established and emerging talents. Writer’s workshops are very important to new and emerging writers, as they are a fertile ground of talent and great minds. 2017 remains true to that reputation. This article reviews some of the top writer’s workshops for 2017.


The Antioch Writer’s Workshop located in Yellow Springs Ohio will be held July 7 through July 13. This is the 22nd year that the nationally renowned workshop is being offered to writers. The goal is to encourage and guide writers of all levels to pursue, and refine the craft of writing. They will be provided with multiple opportunities for creative growth through networking, experiences gained through workshops and seminars, late night coffee house readings, and exposure to authors offering professional advice.

The Antioch Writer’s Workshops is set up for writers to grow and learn by attending lectures, intensive seminars, discussions, and classes. They will also have the opportunity to participate in manuscript critiques as well as having time to write. Tuition to attend is $735.00 for alumni and a reduced rate is offered to local of $675.00. The registration fee is $125.00 and is due by June 7th. Visit the Web site for complete details and a list of participating faculty and authors.

The next of the top writer’s workshops for 2007 is the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, which will be held in the beautiful and scenic Portland Oregon area. The dates of the workshop are June 24th through July 7th and will be hosted by Reed College. With an awesome lineup of participating authors including Annie Proulx, Aimee Bender, T.C. Boyle, and Colson Whitehead, this is one of the top writer’s workshops for 2007 that is certain to fill up. The cost for attendance ranges from $950.00 to $1100.00, with room and board costing an average of $575.00 Space is limited. Visit the Web site for complete details and submission guidelines.

The Voices Summer Writing Workshop will hold its annual event on the campus of the University of San Francisco June 24 through July 7. One-week workshops will be offered in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Writers in attendance will also have the opportunity to attend one-week residencies. Four select writers will attend a Master’s Intensive, and two Master’s Seminars will also be held. The cost for attendance is $550.00 for a workshop. The cost for a residency is $450.00. The Master’s Seminar costs $475.00, and the Master’s Intensive costs $800.00. Certain to be one of the top writer’s workshops for 2007, visit the Web site for more information on authors in attendance and workshop details.

The next of the chosen top writer’s workshops for 2007 is the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop Program helped in Provincetown Massachusetts. This coveted event will take place from June 17 through August 24th. Workshops are held in the formats of weekend and weeklong in duration in the genres of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The cost to attend for a week ranges from $600.00 to $725.00. All deposits are due by May 4, 2007. This year’s list of authors includes Amy Bloom and Marie Howe. For more information visit the Web site.

If all of that isn’t sweet enough, you’ll be excited to hear that all of these events come with free coffee, a free gift bag, and lodging. And you better believe that the coffee in question is amazing. This is some serious gourmet coffee. When you drink it, you’ll taste it! Just be sure to be at the workshops on time. You don’t want to miss these great opportunities, even for the best coffee on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

We’re excited to be working with our partners to offer these exciting opportunities. Are you interested in these workshops? We’ll see you there! Whether you’re a hobbyist, a professional writer, or just a general writer, you’ll learn a ton about writing at these workshops. Get ready to become the best writer on the entire planet!

Author’s Note: We’re greatly appreciative of Prescott Papers for their involvement in funding and supporting these workshops. Without them, it would be impossible to offer these great opportunities.

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