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: Due to COVID-19 concerns we have postponed the 2020 workshop at The Colorado Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado until a new date can be determined.
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.
Lodging: The Colorado Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1898, Chautauqua has been hosting visitors wishing to experience the quiet, contemplative beauty of the park and enjoy the many programs, lectures, concerts & films that they host. Originally visitors slept in canvas tents with wooden floors. Simple cabins replaced the tents and over time those cabins have been renovated into cozy cottages, each with a unique history and historic charm. Double, smoke-free cottages are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and each has a private bedroom, full bath, kitchen and free wireless internet access. A limited number of single cottages are available for a supplemental fee of $250. Disability accessible and equipped rooms are available. Please let us know as soon as possible if you require these accommodations. If you do not need lodging, the tuition is reduced by $150, but you will still be able to join us for all meals.
Format: Workshops will begin in the afternoon of Friday, March 13, 2020, at 1:30pm and end on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 3:30pm. Each day will start with a craft talk by one of our faculty members and then participants will split into small groups where they will dissect the art and craft of writing through lectures, writing exercises and class discussions. We won’t be reading and critiquing manuscripts, but rather closely examining elements of craft with the intention of allowing participants to see their work with deeper insight while also generating new material. Each participant will have the opportunity to work in a small group setting with all three faculty members. Whether you are just getting started or have projects that need new life, this workshop will offer inspiration and insight to take you to the next level.
Faculty: Dorothy Allison, Jericho Brown & Pam Houston.
The Colorado Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado has been hosting visitors since 1898. Located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons, the Colorado Chautauqua has over 40 miles of open space hiking trails at its door step. The historic Pearl Street Mall and the beautiful University of Colorado campus are nearby—within a leisurely stroll or short drive.
Arrival: We ask that you please arrive at Chautauqua between 1:30pm and 2:00pm on Friday, March 13th and check in with us at the Community House where we will provide you with your lodging information. A map of the grounds can be found here. At 2:00pm we will have a mandatory orientation followed by our first workshop. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Ground Transportation from Denver International Airport: If you are coming from the Denver Airport (DIA), Chautauqua recommends Green Ride shuttle service. It is also possible to take the SkyRide bus.
Driving Directions: A complete set of driving directions can be found on Chautauqua’s website here.
Ride Sharing: If you wish to coordinate rides with other workshop participants please use the comments section below.
For additional information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Boulder!
The total cost of the Boulder Generative Workshop is $950, which includes all lodging, meals and workshop fees. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Chautauqua. Single cottages are available for an optional supplemental fee of $250. Please note that there are a limited number of single cottages and these will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Disability accessible and equipped rooms are available. Please let us know as soon as possible if you require these accommodations. If you do not need lodging, the tuition is reduced by $150, but you will still be able to join us for all meals.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by February 1, 2020, your tuition will be refunded minus a $150 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellations made after February 1 are contingent upon filling your place and will be made only if your place is filled. In the unlikely event that we must cancel a workshop and you do not wish to transfer to another workshop, you will receive a full refund.