Registration for the Full Week Program is now open! REGISTRATION DEADLINE is JUNE 22, 2014. Program description and schedule below. Questions? Email


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Our summer program is Saturday July 12 through Friday July 18, 2014, held at Antioch University Midwest (900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio) and includes:
► Saturday evening reception (complimentary dessert and wine) and Keynote by Andre Dubus III
► Sunday morning creative writing craft class led by Andre Dubus III
► Box lunch, Sunday—at Antioch University Midwest
► Complimentary continental breakfasts (coffee, tea, fruit juices, breakfast pastries)--(Monday through Friday)—at Antioch University Midwest
► Morning classes (Monday through Friday) All gather for these lectures which include the opportunity to ask writing questions of the faculty members. The instructors may incorporate in-class writing or optional homework. These classes are all held at Antioch University Midwest. Please see our Faculty Page for faculty bios.
► Fiction (led by Tara Ison)--An examination of the elements of fiction (e.g., plot, character, and point of view) with discussion of how these elements work in successful writing
► Poetry (led by Chris DeWeese)-- An examination of the elements of poetry (e.g., form, meter, and sound) with discussion of examples of successful poems.
► Creative Nonfiction (led by Matthew Goodman)--An examination of the elements of nonfiction (e.g., structure, research, and accuracy) with discussion of how these elements work in successful writing.
► Professional Skills for Writers--a variety of topics from "First Book Talks" by AWW alumni who have gone on to publish book-length work, to editor panels, to presentations by visiting agents, to how to give a pitch, to how to give a reading, and more.
► Afternoon Seminar of Your Choice (Sunday through Friday. To attend any of the fiction, poetry or nonfiction afternoon seminars, you MUST register for the FULL WEEK program and you MUST commit to bringing a manuscript for sharing and workshop in the afternoon seminar (manuscripts are 10-20 double-spaced pages for fiction and nonfiction, or 5-10 pages of poems for poetry). (Getting Started in Fiction/Nonfiction, the only afternoon seminar not requiring participants to bring a manuscript for workshopping, may be selected either as part of the FULL WEEK or as an A La Carte program.) You may enroll in one of the following seminars, each limited to 12 participants who commit themselves to attend all sessions and to read and comment thoughtfully and constructively on the other participants’ manuscripts. In addition to manuscript critique, time may be devoted to discussion of writing techniques, in-class exercises, and examples of the work of published writers. Homework assignments may be made by the instructor.

NOTE: PLEASE REVIEW FACULTY BIOS to determine the most appropriate fit for your work.

Manuscripts (required for all afternoon seminars except Getting Started in Fiction/Nonfiction) MUST be received by June 22, 2014; detailed submission instructions will be sent in May, 2014.
► Fiction--Short story or novel extract in any genre, between 10-20 double-spaced pages. One session in short story form is available, led by Erin Flanagan. Two sessions on writing novel-length fiction will be available, one led by Hallie Ephron and another led by Katrina Kittle.
► Poetry—Manuscripts may not exceed 10 single-spaced pages with one poem per page. Led by Marley Youmans.
► Memoir and Personal Essay—Personal essay or memoir extract, between 10-20 double-spaced pages. Led by Eileen Cronin.
► Getting Started in Fiction or Nonfiction—No manuscript required. Students will explore writing fiction and nonfiction pieces through exercises, craft talks, and in-class writing. Led by Gayle Brandeis.

Additionally, the FULL WEEK program includes several unique opportunities open ONLY TO FULL WEEK participants:
► Sign up for lunches with Faculty (Monday through Friday; lunch expenses not included)—held at various eateries in the charming village of Yellow Springs.
► One-on-one critique (limit one per participant; additional fee; must be submitted by June 22, 2014.)
► Pitch session with visiting agent(s) at NO additional fee.
► The chance to share your work with the public: Coffee house reading in Yellow Springs on Wednesday evening (open to all FULL WEEK participants) and Thursday evening reading at Antioch University Midwest (open to FULL WEEK participants selected from afternoon seminar)
► Opportunity to attend Saturday Seminar at Antioch University Midwest at significantly discounted rate of $75.00.

FULL WEEK PROGRAM DETAILED SCHEDULE (All Events At Antioch University Midwest unless otherwise noted):

Saturday, July 12, 2014

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday Seminar (for those opting to include this in registration at significantly discounted rate of $75.00. See A La Carte Experience for detailed program schedule.)

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sign In/Registration. Receive important Full Week packet. (If you cannot sign in at this time, please make arrangements with the Director to receive your packet)

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Dinner on own

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dessert and Wine reception

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Keynote with Andre Dubus III, followed by book signing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Creative Writing Craft session with Andre Dubus III

11:30 a.m. Box lunch (provided by AWW)
1:00 p.m. Faculty Introductions and Participant ice-breaker.
2:30-5:00 p.m. Afternoon seminars--small group workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry--all require a manuscript for workshopping--and in "Getting Started in Fiction/Nonfiction--" no manuscript required.

5:00 Dinner break

7:00 Evening Program (Faculty reading)

Monday, July 14-Friday, July 18, 2014(Lunches at various locations in Yellow Springs; all other events at Antioch University Midwest)

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast (coffee, tea, breakfast pastries, fruit)

8:30 a.m. Fiction with Tara Ison

9:30 a.m. Professional Skills for Writers--various topics led by guest presenters

10:30 a.m. Poetry with Chris DeWeese

11:30 a.m. Creative Nonfiction (Instructor to be determined)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break—sign up for lunches with faculty!

2:30 p.m. Break out to Afternoon Seminars

5:00 p.m. Dinner Break

7:00 p.m. Evening programs (open to public; Faculty readings Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday; Participant Coffee House reading on Wednesday; Selected Participant readings on Thursday!).


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--Registration fee of $125.00: this nonrefundable registration fee is required for your registration to be held for you and is DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
--Tuition fee (this is IN ADDITION to the above registration fee; please note that we have not raised our fees since 2005.) You'll be invoiced for this fee after registration; it is not due until June 22. All or some of this fee may be refundable depending upon timing/circumstances; see registration form for details. Three options of tuition are available:
College Student or Instructor/Military (photocopy of ID required): $450.00
Ohio Resident OR Returning AWW Summer Program Attendee: $550.00
Non-Ohio Resident AND first time AWW Summer program attendee: $610.00
--The above enables you to attend the summer program; fees are used to cover some of the costs of presenting the program and providing instructors. The fees do not cover lodging or meals; many low-cost options are available, however (please see our Lodging information tab.) For those wishing to have a one-on-one manuscript review with a faculty member, or to add on our Saturday Program from the A La Carte options, additional nominal fees are charged to cover those costs.


1. Follow this handy link:

2. OR--email the director at or to request a printed registration form.