Schedule: 32nd Annual Summer Program, July 8-14, 2017, FULL WEEK EXPERIENCE
Our summer program is Saturday July 8 through Friday July 14, 2017 and includes:
Saturday evening Keynote by John Scalzi
Sunday morning creative writing craft class led by John Scalzi
Complimentary continental breakfasts (coffee, tea, fruit juices, breakfast pastries)--(Monday through Friday)
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. Please see our Faculty Page for faculty bios.
Fiction--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-- An examination of the elements of poetry (e.g., form, meter, and sound) with discussion of examples of successful poems.
Creative Nonfiction--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 to presentations by visiting agents and more.
Afternoon Seminar of Your Choice (Sunday through Friday) for FULL WEEK participants in these areas:
Fiction (two sessions) Poetry Creative Nonfiction Getting Started--No Manuscript Required! Afternoon seminars are limited to 12 participants per seminar, and FILL QUICKLY, so please register SOON... SPACE IS LIMITED!
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 is the only afternoon seminar not requiring participants to bring a manuscript for workshopping.
Afternoon seminars are 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.
Additionally, the FULL WEEK program includes several unique opportunities EXCLUSIVE TO FULL WEEK participants:
Sign up for lunches with Faculty (Monday through Friday; lunch expenses not included)
One-on-one critique (limit one per participant; additional fee; must be submitted by June 19, 2017.)
Pitch session with visiting agent(s) at NO additional fee.
The chance to share your work with the public: open mic reading on Wednesday evening (open to all FULL WEEK participants) and Thursday evening reading (open to FULL WEEK participants selected from afternoon seminar)
Opportunity to attend Saturday Seminar at significantly discounted rate of $75.00.
LOCATION All events will be held at the University of Dayton. Directions will be provided to participants prior to the event.
DETAILED SCHEDULE Saturday, July 8, 2017
8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday Seminar (A La Carte or Full Week Add On)
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Check In for those who did not attend the Saturday Seminar. Receive badge and important information. (If you cannot check 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 John Scalzi, followed by book signing
11:30 a.m. Box lunch purchased from AWW or bring your brown bag lunch!
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.
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. You may pay at time of registration if you like; otherwise, you'll be invoiced for this fee shortly after registration; it is not due until June 26. All or some of this fee may be refundable depending upon timing/circumstances; see registration form for details. Three rates of tuition are available:
College Student or Instructor/Military (photocopy of ID required): $490.00
Ohio Resident OR Returning AWW Summer Program Attendee: $575.00
Non-Ohio Resident AND first time AWW Summer program attendee: $650.00
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 FAQ page.) 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.