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 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.
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 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 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 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.--a one day "prologue" 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 14) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 15), Morning Classes Monday-Friday (July 16-20) in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and professional skills for writers.
Afternoon Only Seminar in "Getting Started"--the Saturday evening keynote (July 14) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 15) with Connie Schultz, and the Afternoon "Getting Started" seminar (Sunday-Friday, July 16-20). 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.
Connie Schultz Saturday evening keynote (July 14) and Sunday Morning craft class (July 15) Only.