Writing Workshop Leadership Trainings in 2018

February 12 – 16 in Malibu, California at Serra Retreat Center
April 21 – 25 in Fairview, Tennessee at The Fold
June 16 – 20 in Newton, Massachusetts at the Walker Center
August 31 – September 4 in Chicago, Illinois at Cenacle Sisters Retreat Center

To begin your application to any of the above trainings, please visit our Application page.

If you have been accepted into the Training Program and you’d like to pay the balance due for your session, you can do so here.

Post-Certificate Trainings

Using the AWA Method for Manuscript Review
Saturday November 11, 1 – 4 p.m. Eastern time

Join us online via Google Hangout!

By applying the AWA Method to reviewing manuscripts, writers in your workshops will learn how to offer each other a balanced and respectful assessment of their craft. This module will go through the steps of accepting manuscripts, helping workshop members read and respond to manuscripts, and balancing the critique within the workshop. We will review two manuscripts during the module, one poetry and one fiction. Participants will experience a real-time manuscript review and have time to ask questions and discuss observations and concerns. Adding manuscript reviews as part of your writing workshops will allow you to develop your knowledge of craft, support your writers through revision, and give you a more solid base on which to establish your fee.

We are offering Post-Certificate training as a series of half-day sessions conducted online via Google Hangout. Each can be signed up for individually, at a sliding scale fee of $100-$200. Please visit our Event Calendar to see all the offerings.