We welcome all writers of fiction, creative non-fiction and memoir, and poetry.
Whether you're a beginning, intermediate, or advanced writer, Antioch Writers' Workshop programs offer the tools and inspiration you need to take the next steps on your writing path. We offer instruction in the creative writing craft and in the professional skills creative writers need to succeed in the publishing world, as well as opportunities for connecting to a vibrant, supportive creative writing community.
In 2012/2013, Antioch Writers' Workshop upcoming programs include:
►Spring One-Day Seminar--Writing for Young Readers--March 30, 2013. Held at Antioch University Midwest (Yellow Springs, Ohio). Select from three tracks, focusing on:
--Children’s (chapter books)—led by Andrea Cheng (The Year of the Book)
--Middle grade—led by Katrina Kittle (Reasons to be Happy)
--Young Adult—led by Kristina McBride (One Moment)
See our "Spring Seminar" tab to the left for more details.
►28th Annual Summer Program--our flagship event held each summer! July 6-12, 2013. Held at Antioch University Midwest and in various venues in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Opportunity to attend Full Week (all morning classes, plus afternoon seminars, and more), or "A La Carte" registration to attend portions of the summer program. Our 28th Annual Summer Program will be kicked off by Lee Martin (Pulitzer Prize Finalist novelist—Break the Skin and other novels) who will also lead morning classes. See our "28th Annual Summer Program" tabs to the left for other faculty and more details.
►Ongoing "Sunday Seminars." These one-and-a-half hour seminars are usually held the second Sunday of January-May and September-November. (If the Sunday falls on a holiday, we adjust the meeting day.) The seminars are held 2:00-3:30 p.m., at Books & Co. at The Greene, Beavercreek, Ohio. They cover a variety of creative writing topics as well as provide a sample of our other programs. See our "Sunday Free Writers' Seminar" tab for more details. Upcoming topics:
--September 9, 2012: Getting past the “No” (what to avoid when submitting for publication, including formatting guidelines, common grammar errors, and cover letters). Led by Ashley Bethard, editor, Funcoast Magazine and Funcoast.com
--October 14, 2012: Fiction Writing Basics: Prepping for NaNoWriMo... National Novel Writing Month. Led by Greg Belliveau, published novelist and short story writer.
--November 18, 2012: Alternate Paths to Publishing--led by Tonya Kappes, international best-selling self-published author and David Braughler, Publishing Adviser, Greyden Press LLC in Dayton, Ohio
--December, 2012: No Sunday Seminar this month; enjoy the holidays and rejoin us in January!
Antioch Writers' Workshop Mission Statement:
The AWW fosters the art and craft of creative writing by supporting writers at all levels through mentorship, community, and inspiration. In support of our mission, we commit to the following goals:
• Create an open and welcoming writing environment through a variety of in-person programs.
• Provide instruction and professional development opportunities geared to a broad range of experience levels.
• Provide opportunities for face-to-face engagement with professional writers, editors, and agents.
• Introduce the work of local and national writers to the greater Miami Valley, Ohio community through open-to-the public readings and similar events.
• Help build the next generation of writers through programming specifically geared to younger writers.
• Provide these opportunities in the Village of Yellow Springs and the greater Miami Valley, Ohio area.