Writing By Writers...

Readings By Writers

Pam Houston hosts one of our favorite writers reading from their new work over Zoom each week in our free Readings By Writers series.

Writing Workshops

Writing workshops taught by nationally known, published authors, who are adept at teaching the craft of writing to all levels of student. 


An intensive program for 15 writers who are committed to completing a novel, memoir, short story, or essay collection over the course of two years.

Craft Seminars

Writers on Craft are two-hour topic-specific craft seminars in character, structure, dialogue, and all the elements of style and storytelling.


One and two-week writers' residencies in California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota and Oregon.


Writing By Writers offers fellowships and contests for reduced tuition to select workshops.

“I LOVE that the conference is about WRITING and not about getting published or advancing one’s career. That way everyone can check their ego at the door and get down to working on making the writing better. Literature wins!”

Tomales Bay Alumni

Our Mission

To create a rigorous and compassionate environment to learn the art of reading and writing from accomplished authors.

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PO Box 1271

Los Altos, CA 94023