Short list of Regional Workshops and Conferences, Part II

Dear Writers,

If you haven’t yet had a chance to take a look at it, you’ll find Part I of this post here.

In that post, I failed to include the following–and I am sure there are many other opportunities in the Nor Cal, etc., area in the coming months, as well. Please let me know of any I have missed (for which applications/registrations are still being accepted).




California Institute of Integral Studies presents

Writing and the Inner Life

FEATURING…Jean Shinoda Bolen, Charlie Varon, Susan Griffin, Polly Campbell, & Amy Rennert

June  7 – 9, 2013

From the website:

I created the program Writing and the Inner Life for myself and others like me. As a writer, I have, at times, been in ‘flow state’ and the words and images are sure and strong. At other times, I’ve been ‘stuck,’ and writing is difficult -something that tugs at my sleeve and I ignore. When my writing bogs down, it’s often because I’ve lost touch with myself and my passions. What do I believe? Love? Fear? Need to explore? When the impasse lifts, and I find that channel again, I feel, hear, know what story clamors to be told. Most writers experience arid patches, when the well runs dry. Those are the times we need to go inside, find, and reconnect with what truly engages us. The aim of this workshop is to support that process.

Lynne Kaufman, M.A. is a nationally award winning playwright. Her fifteen full-length plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC, among other cities. She has also published three novels and dozens of short stories. She teaches writing at OLLI UC Berkeley and OLLI Dominican, This year she had two plays produced in San Francisco: ACID TEST:THE MANY INCARNATIONS OF RAM DASS at The Marsh Theatre and THE COUCH at The Tides Theatre.

More details on the website.


Napa Valley Writers’ Conference: July 28-Aug. 2, 2013
The Napa Valley Writers’ Conference is one of the best and most prestigious summer writing programs. Since its beginning in 1981 as an informal summer gathering of writers, the Conference has remained a place to convene for fellowship, serious work with a focus on craft, and a week spent beside the hills and vineyards that have made the Napa Valley famous. The Conference is sponsored and hosted by Napa Valley College.

2013 conference: apply now for choice workshop spots

Rolling admissions are open and workshops are filling! For priority admission and a better chance at your choice of workshop, we suggest you apply as soon as possible.

The 2013 faculty: Linda Gregerson, Jane Hirshfield, Major Jackson and David St. John in poetry; Lan Samantha Chang, Peter Ho Davies, Yiyun Li and Christopher Tilghman in fiction.

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For complete details, visit the website at




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