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 early 2017, we relocated to the beautiful campus of the University of Dayton (Ohio).
In 2018, our 33rd Annual Summer Program will be held July 14-20, 2018. The 2018 summer program will feature keynoter and Sunday morning creative writing craft class instructor Connie Schultz, a renowned, award-winning columnist. Learn more about Connie at http://www.creators.com/read/connie-schultz
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.
This year, we offer a new, streamlined set of options to experience our summer program so read the selections carefully! All events will be held at the University of Dayton, and specific directions will be provided to participants prior to the event. Housing options are also available on campus in the Caldwell Apartments (visit myhousing.udayton.edu/starrezportalconference/go/conferences/2018AWW), and registrants are encouraged to use our Facebook AWW After-hours Group to find a roommate to share costs.
The Full Week Option - Attend the Saturday evening keynote (July 14) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 15) with Connie Schultz, Morning Classes Monday-Friday (July 16-20) in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and professional skills for writers, and one afternoon seminar of your choice Sunday-Friday (July 15-20) 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 Option includes additional opportunities, at no extra cost, not available with the Weekend Option, including pitch sessions with agents, the option to give readings, and the opportunity to attend lunches with faculty members.
Morning Option - Attend the Saturday evening keynote (July 14) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 15), Morning Classes Monday-Friday (July 16-20) in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and professional skills for writers.
Weekend Option - Attend the Saturday Seminar July 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., a one day "prologue" to the summer Full Week Option, focusing on inspiration and various craft topics. Includes Saturday evening keynote (July 14) and the Sunday Morning craft class (July 15). This selection may be added to either the Full Week Option or the Morning Only Option as well. Please explore our Schedule, Registration, Faculty,Young Writers, and Scholarships pages to learn more about our summer program.
We look forward to engaging with you on the wonderful, challenging, life-changing journey of creative writing.