Save the dates: 31st Annual Summer Program, July 9-15, 2016 Free Mini-Seminars (see below for dates) Fall Retreat, October 14-16, 2016 LitSalon with Joanne Smith, December 4, 2016
31st Annual Summer Program, July 9-16, 2016
Our Full Week registration option has closed, but you can still register for "A La Carte" options through July 6! These include:
Saturday Seminar on "Cross Training in the Genres," led by eight published authors. Includes Roxane Gay's Sunday Morning Craft Class. Dates: July 9 (8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.) and July 10 (9-11 a.m.). Cost: $175.
Morning Classes Only. Roxane Gay's Sunday Morning Craft Class (July 10, 9-11 a.m.), plus classes in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and professional skills for writers (Monday, July 11-Friday, July 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Cost: $375.00 (You can also add on the Saturday Seminar for an additional $50.)
Afternoon Classes Only. Roxane Gay's Sunday Morning Craft Class (July 10, 9-11 a.m.), plus the "Getting Started" Afternoon Seminar, which does not require a manuscript for review. Learn tips, techniques and write to prompts with John Kachuba. (Sunday July 10-Friday, July 15, 2:30-5:00 p.m.) Cost: $375 (You can also add on the Saturday Seminar for an additional $50.)
Our keynoter and Sunday Morning craft class leader is Roxane Gay, renowned writer (Bad Feminist and An Untamed State, among other works), professor, literary magazine editor, blogger, and commentator, including as a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times.
All events are at 7 p.m. and are held at Antioch University Midwest (900 Dayton Street). Events on Saturday-Tuesday are followed by book-signings.:
Saturday, July 9--Keynote by Roxane Gay
Sunday, July 10--Faculty readings by Becky Hagenston, Lee Martin, and John Philip Drury
Monday, July 11--Faculty readings by John Kachuba, Suzanne Harding, and Kristina McBride
Tuesday, July 12--Faculty readings by Melissa Grunow, Shane McCrae, Chris Tebbetts and Crystal Wilkinson
Wednesday, July 13--Participants' Open Mic Night
Thursday, July 14--Participants' readings as selected by each Afternoon Seminar
Other upcoming programs:
Fall Retreat, October 14-16, 2016--at Maria Stein Retreat Center. Led by Erin Flanagan and Kirby Gann. Applications open July 15, 2016.
LitSalon, December 4, 2016
Join Joanne Smith, memoirist, as she shares insights into writing her memoir, "The 13th Gift." Hosted by Katrina Kittle and emceed by Dayton Daily News Senior Editor Ron Rollins. This fundraiser includes tasty treats and a raffle auction of books! Register by Nov. 30, 2016 by clicking here, or learn more and register on our LitSalon page.
Spring One-Day Seminar--Literary Citizenship: It Works Both Ways
March/April 2017--Specific Date to be Determined.
Upcoming FREE mini-seminars at Books & Co. at The Greene:
Sept. 18, 2016 : Finding a Venue for Your Work
Oct. 16, 2016: NanoWriMo
Nov. 20, 2016: Platform / Brand Building
Dec. 2016 : NONE; Enjoy the holidays
Jan. 15, 2017: Point of View
Feb. 19, 2017 : Incorporating Research into Your Work
March 19, 2017: Dialogue
Apr. 9, 2017: Poetry Month
May 21, 2017: Setting/Characters
Programs are from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST.
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.
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.