“A generative workshop is where to go when you’re serious about taking your writing to the next level. We’re talking here about more than just practice. Generative classes are also about collective wisdom – of writers being gently guided – and ultimately guiding one another – to the banks of a veritable river of breakthrough insights into the art of the written word.” ~Gary Ferguson, 2015 Faculty

The Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of new work.  Apply now.

When:  March 31- April 2, 2017 at The Colorado Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado.

Tuition:  $950 ($850 alumni) includes one three-day workshop, admittance to all craft talks and readings, and all meals (dinner on Friday; three meals Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and lodging for two nights.  Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Lodging:  The Colorado Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1898, Chautauqua has been hosting visitors wishing to experience the quiet, contemplative beauty of the Park and enjoy the many programs, lectures, concerts & films that they host. Originally visitors slept in canvas tents with wooden floors. Simple cabins replaced the tents and over time those cabins have been renovated into cozy cottages, each with a unique history and historic charm.  Double smoke-free cottages are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and each has a private bedroom, full bath, kitchen and free wireless internet access.  A limited number of single cottages are available for a supplemental fee of $200.  Disability accessible and equipped rooms are available.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you require these accommodations. If you do not need lodging, the tuition is reduced by $150, but you will still be able to join us for all meals.

Format:  Workshops will begin in the afternoon of Friday, March 31, 2017, at 1pm and end on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 5pm.  Each day will start with a craft talk by one of our faculty members and then participants will split into small groups where they will dissect the art and craft of writing through lectures, writing exercises and class discussions. We won’t be reading and critiquing manuscripts, but rather closely examining elements of craft with the intention of allowing participants to see their work with deeper insight while also generating new material.  Each participant will have the opportunity to work in a small group setting with all three faculty members.  Whether you are just getting started or have projects that need new life, this workshop will offer inspiration and insight to take you to the next level.  Click here for a full workshop schedule.

Faculty: Andre Dubus III, Camille Dungy, and Pam Houston.