Writing By Writers (WxW) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization whose mission is to create a rigorous and compassionate environment to learn the art of reading and writing from accomplished authors.  WxW hosts multi-day writing workshops for people interested in writing fiction, non-fiction, memoir and poetry.  The workshops are taught by nationally known, published authors, who are adept at teaching the craft of writing to all levels of student.  In addition, participants learn how to read other’s work critically and apply those lessons to their own writing.

Ends on April 15, 2018$500.00

The Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of new work.

When:  April 20- April 22, 2018 at The Colorado Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado.

Tuition:  $950 includes one three-day workshop, admittance to all craft talks and readings, and all meals (dinner on Friday; three meals Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and lodging for two nights.  Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free meals are available upon request.

Ends on August 15, 2017$50.00
Writing By Writers is pleased to offer a two-week, dog-friendly, residency in Bend, Oregon, November 3-17, 2017, for up to 6 writers.  The residency is open to fiction writers, creative non fiction writers and poets.  Writers may apply as an individual, with a co-applicant to share a 2-bedroom cottage, or as a group of up to 6.  All residents are provided with a 1 or 2-bedroom cottage.  Lodging is provided free of charge, however all residents are responsible for their own meals, transportation and personal needs while at the residency.

The cottages are dog-friendly and your dog is welcome to join you on the residency.  Residencies are intended for writers only.  No spouses, children or friends are allowed to attend unless they are applying as a co-resident. 

Cottages are being provided courtesy of http://cottagebend.com/.  Although there is no fee to stay at the cottage during the residency, house rules still apply.  Amenities include bikes, TV/Cable TV, internet/wireless internet, heating/air-conditioning, kitchen, free parking on premise, hot tub, and access to a washer/dryer.

Applicants will be asked to provide a statement of intent, a short writing sample and submit a $50.00 tax deductible application fee.  The application fee will help fund fellowships at future Writing By Writers workshops.  Winners will be selected by Pam Houston.

Ends on October 15, 2017$25.00

The Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known poets and writers. 

When:  October 18-22, 2017 at Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, California, just north of San Francisco in Marin County.

Application Fee:  If you are accepted to the workshop, your application fee of $25.00 will be applied to your tuition.  If you are not accepted to the workshop, we will refund your $25.00.

Tuition:  $1,650 (before April 1) $1,750 (after April 1) includes one four-day workshop (excluding the full manuscript master class), admittance to all panels and readings, and all meals (dinner on Wednesday; three meals Thursday through Sunday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and shared lodging for four nights.  Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are available upon request. 

Fellowships:  WxW offers a limited number of fellowships for the Tomales Bay workshop.  Fellowship are highly competitive.  The WxW Board reviews each fellowship submission and awards are made on the merit of the writing sample alone. Please do not send letters of recommendation.  Fellowships cover the cost of tuition, room and board, but do not cover transportation.  To apply for a fellowship, please check the “Fellowship Submission” box on the workshop application.  The deadline for fellowship consideration is May 1.  We are always seeking funding for additional fellowships.  If you would like to sponsor a fellowship, please contact us at info@writingxwriters.org.

Ends on September 1, 2017$25.00

The Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp is for the writer who has a full book-length manuscript (novel, memoir or short story collection) and would like to engage with a small group for a serious and productive response.  The long weekend will include an intimate full manuscript workshop, craft talks, readings, an agent panel and individual agent meetings – the perfect pre-publication boot camp for any manuscript.  Classes are limited to 5 participants.  For information on how to apply, please click here.

When:  Fall Session:  November 10-13, 2017 at Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, California.

Tuition: Full tuition is $3,250 which includes a manuscript review of up to 300 pages ($100 for every additional 25 pages), 3 days of workshop, admittance to all craft talks, panels and readings, a one-on-one with an agent/editor, and all meals and lodging in a shared room for three nights.  Writing By Writers would like to thank the faculty for generously reducing their standard reading fees (which range from $5,000 to $10,000 for a full manuscript) so that we may offer this workshop to you at a significantly reduced rate.

Lodging & MealsGranlibakken is a family-owned resort, occupying 74 wooded acres in a picturesque mountain valley just minutes away from Lake Tahoe.  Each room features cable television with DVD, direct dial phone with voicemail and wired/wireless internet access, in-room coffee maker, and free access to all resort amenities (outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor sauna, hiking and biking trails, and gym).  Single rooms are available for a supplemental fee of $500.  If you would prefer to stay off-site, tuition is reduced to $3,000 which includes everything listed above except for lodging.  Please let us know if you require an ADA accessible room.  Meals include dinner on Friday; three meals Saturday and Sunday; breakfast, and lunch on Monday).  Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are available upon request.

Faculty:   Pam Houston, Ada Limón, Josh Mohr and Lidia Yuknavtich.

Application Fee:  If you are accepted to the workshop, your application fee of $25.00 will be applied to your tuition.  If you are not accepted to the workshop, we will refund your $25.00.