Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing concerns over the health and safety of our students and faculty, the Tomales Bay Workshops will be hosted ONLINE over Zoom for 2020. We hope to be back in person at the Marconi Conference Center in Marshall, CA in 2021.
Faculty & Workshops
The Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known poets and writers. Classes are limited to 12 participants for manuscript critique workshops and 15 for generative workshops to ensure an intimate setting.
When: October 21 - 25, 2020 over Zoom.
Tuition: $950 includes one four-day workshop, admittance to all panels and readings.
Format: In 2020 we will hold the Tomales Bay Workshop online over Zoom. Workshops are held each morning for four consecutive days. The workshops allow participants to work closely with a nationally known writer, to receive constructive feedback from their peers, and to spend four intensive days dedicated to creativity. Afternoons are reserved for panels on craft and evenings will feature readings by our faculty.
Faculty: Our faculty includes Kaveh Akbar, Samantha Dunn, Pam Houston, Paul Lisicky, Tommy Orange and Luis Alberto Urrea.
Faculty & Workshops
Acceptance to the workshop is based upon review of a writing sample (10 pages of fiction or nonfiction/personal essay, or five poems). Writing samples must be double spaced, using a size 11 or 12 Times New Roman or similar font.
An application fee of $25 is required. If you are accepted to the workshop, your application fee of $25 will be applied to your tuition. If you are not accepted to the workshop, we will refund your $25. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once you apply you will receive an immediate email confirmation of your application. Sometimes these go into your junk or bulk mail folder. If this happens, please add to your safe senders list to make sure you get our acceptance notification! If you are accepted, you will be notified of your workshop placement via email and asked to confirm your intention to attend within one week by enrolling and submitting the full payment of $950.
Fellowships: WxW offers a limited number of fellowships for the Tomales Bay workshop. Fellowships 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by August 1, 2020, your tuition will be refunded minus a $150 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellations made after August 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.