Since 1986, the Antioch Writers' Workshop has held an annual week-long summer program in Yellow Springs, Ohio, to instruct, inspire, nurture and encourage creative writers of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and memoir.
In 2017, our 32nd Annual Summer Program will be held July 8-14, 2017. The 2017 summer program will feature keynoter and Sunday morning creative writing craft class instructor John Scalzi, a world-renowned, award-winning science fiction writer. Learn more about John at his website, http://whatever.scalzi.com/
Additionally, we have a line-up of stellar faculty and guest speakers focusing on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and the business of publishing. Please see our Faculty page for details.
We offer a wide variety of options for experiencing our summer program. Both Full Week and A La Carte experiences will be held at University of Dayton. Directions will be provided to participants prior to the event.
The Full Week Experience--Attend the Saturday evening keynote (July 8) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 9) with John Scalzi, Morning Classes Monday-Friday (July 10-14) in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and professional skills for writers, and one afternoon seminar of your choice Sunday-Friday (July 9-14) focusing on either poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (all of which include bringing a 10-20 page manuscript to workshop with a leader and peers) or "Getting Started" which does not require a manuscript for workshopping.
NOTE: The Full Week Experience includes additional opportunities, at no extra cost, not available with the "A La Carte" Experience including pitch sessions with agents, the option to give readings, and the opportunity to attend lunches with faculty members.
Saturday Seminar--July 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.--a one day "prequel" to the summer Full Week Experience, focusing on inspiration and various craft topics. Includes Saturday evening keynote and Sunday morning craft class. NOTE: THIS MAY BE ADDED ON TO THE FULL WEEK EXPERIENCE OR ANY OF THE OTHER A LA OPTIONS.
Morning Only Classes--Attend the Saturday evening keynote (July 8) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 9), Morning Classes Monday-Friday (July 10-14) in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and professional skills for writers.
Afternoon Only Seminar in "Getting Started"--the Saturday evening keynote (July 8) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 9) with John Scalzi, and the Afternoon "Getting Started" seminar (Sunday-Friday, July 9-14). Please note that this is the ONLY Afternoon Seminar option which is available "A La Carte;" writers wishing to attend afternoon seminars in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction must select the Full Week Experience.
John Scalzi Saturday evening keynote (July 8) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 9) Only.