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
We're pleased to announce details of our summer program, including many of our stellar 2016 summer faculty!
Our keynoter and 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.
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.
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
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: TBD
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.