The Atelier26 Creative Writing Workshops
Winter 2019 WORKSHOPS (Jan-Feb)
Call for Applications:
Award-winning publisher Atelier26 Books announces its next round of creative writing workshops, to be held in Portland, Oregon beginning in January.
We’re accepting applications for this opportunity to explore and refine your writing in the context of a small and committed group of writers. The group (consisting of no more than 10 writers) will meet on Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks in Portland.
The workshop will focus on fiction and creative nonfiction and be facilitated by author and Atelier26 editor M. Allen Cunningham.
See below for application deadline, eligibility, and price.
About the Workshop:
This 6-week workshop will consist of 10 writers maximum, each selected through an application process. Participants will focus on shaping and sharpening their manuscripts with reference to the principles of effective and compelling creative writing. Each participant will share work and provide and receive feedback both written and verbal. Participants will hear their writing discussed, interpreted, analyzed, and constructively critiqued within a guided workshop format; they will receive written commentary and suggestions on the manuscript itself from the workshop participants and instructor; and they will offer all of the above to their peers. For the purposes of discussion, the workshop may include outside readings (supplied by the instructor).
Location: Portland, OR
Inclusive dates: January 8 to February 12, 2018 (one 6-week cycle) – Tuesday evenings, 2 hours per session
Tuition: $200 - $240 sliding scale
The balance will be payable (cash, check, or credit card) once a place in the workshop has been offered and accepted (week of December 24th), with a $75 portion of the full balance understood to be nonrefundable in the event of a participant’s cancellation.
Eligibility: Applicants must be age 25 or older and committed to the rigors and disciplines of creative writing; prepared to provide and receive serious, well-considered and constructive criticism both spoken and written; and ready to participate in a literary discourse that will include the analysis of published texts (supplied by the instructor).
Please note: Due to the reciprocal nature of the workshop, applicants should be prepared to attend all six sessions.
To apply: E-mail a simple cover letter indicating any prior workshop experience, along with a 5-page writing sample in your workshop genre of choice (fiction or creative nonfiction) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? E-mail us.
Application closing date: Friday, December 21, 2018