Tomales Bay Workshop

The Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known poets and writers.  Manuscript and poetry workshops are limited to 12 participants and generative workshops are limited to 15 to ensure an intimate setting.  For information on how to apply, please click here.

When:  October 22-26, 2014 at Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, California, just north of San Francisco in Marin County.

Tuition:  $1,650 (before April 1) $1,750 (after April 1) includes one four-day workshop (excluding the full manuscript master class), admittance to all panels and readings, and all meals (dinner on Wednesday; three meals Thursday through Sunday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and lodging for four nights.  Vegetarian meals are available upon request.  Tuition for the full manuscript master class taught by Antonya Nelson will be $2,450 and includes all of the above.

Lodging:  The Marconi Conference Center is located along the east shore of Tomales Bay near the quaint community of Marshall.  The location provides dramatic views of the bay and lush inland hills of the Point Reyes Peninsula.  Double or triple smoke-free rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and each has a private full bath, in-room coffee, a study desk, a telephone (requires phone card) and free wireless internet access.  A limited number of single rooms are available for a supplemental fee of $900.  Disability accessible and equipped rooms are available.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you require these accommodations.

Format:  Workshops are held each morning for four consecutive days, beginning on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and ending on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  The workshops allow participants to work closely with a nationally known writer, to receive constructive feedback from their peers, and to spend four intensive days dedicated to creativity.  Afternoons are reserved for panels by our faculty on craft, student readings, and time to write.  Evenings feature readings by faculty and special guests.