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Tomales Bay

“I LOVE that the conference is about WRITING and not about getting published or advancing one’s career. That way everyone can check their ego at the door and get down to working on making the writing better. Literature wins!”

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 19-23, 2016 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, 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. Vegan and gluten free meals are available upon request.

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.  Shared DOUBLE or TRIPLE smoke-free rooms each have 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 on a first-come, first-served basis for a supplemental fee of $900.  We discount the price by $500 for people who stay off campus.  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.  Please click here for a full schedule.

Faculty:  Our faculty includes Richard Bausch, Pam Houston, Ada Limon, Paul Lisicky, Justin Torres, and Claire Vaye Watkins.  Click here to see their bios.