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Methow Valley

“The longest lasting impact of the workshop was making and deepening relationships with writers I respect and trust.

The Methow Valley Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers.  All manuscript workshops are limited to 12 participants to ensure an intimate setting.

When:  May 17-21, 2017 in the town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley, Washington State.  Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range, the Methow Valley is the Northwest’s most popular destination recreation area.

Tuition:  $1,650 (before November 1) $1,750 (after November 1) includes one four-day workshop, admittance to all panels and readings, and all meals (dinner on Wednesday; three meals Thursday through Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and lodging for four nights.  Alumni of the first Methow Valley Workshop in May 2016 will receive a $100 discount.

Lodging: Sun Mountain Lodge is Washington State’s premier destination resort in the Cascade Mountains.  Lodge guest rooms feature either stunning views of the North Cascades or sweeping territorial views of the Methow Valley and the National Forest.  All of the guest rooms are tastefully appointed with original artwork and hand-crafted wood furniture made by local artisans.  Shared double rooms each have a private full bath, daily housekeeping and wireless internet access.  A limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a supplemental fee of $500.  Disability accessible and equipped rooms are available.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you require these accommodations.

FormatWorkshops are held each morning for four consecutive days.  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.  Click here for the full schedule.

Faculty:  Our faculty includes Ron Carlson, Ross Gay, Pam Houston and Lidia Yuknavitch.  Click here to see their bios.