Wildacres Writing Workshop
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2016 dates will be Saturday July 9 to Saturday July 16.

Check back in January for more information.

Wildacres Writers Workshop 2015

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Dates for 2015:
Retreat: June 28th - July 4th
Writing workshop: July 4th - July 11th

Join us this summer in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina!

We Offer:

  • Excellent Faculty
  • Beautiful Location
  • Small Workshops
  • Readings & Nighttime Activities
  • Great Price 
    • $790 for Workshop only
    • $1,180 for Workshop & Retreat
    • Prices include room (double), meals, workshop and all evening programs.

For over 25 years, our residential summer writing workshop has ranked among the finest in the country. Almost half of our attendees have been to Wildacres before. Published, unpublished and talented beginning writers are welcome at Wildacres Writing Workshop, but you must be a serious writer to attend.

These are residential "working" workshops where your manuscript is critiqued and given the attention it deserves. Class sizes are ten or less and leadership is at the Master Class level. All faculty members must meet strict requirements in terms of their education and teaching experience.

Classes offered for 2015 include novel, short story, flash fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (book length or essays). Total cost, including meals and double occupancy accommodations, is $790. (We do not have private rooms.) Dates for the 2015 workshop: July 4 - July 11.

A writer's retreat is also available for those attending the writing workshop. Total cost for both sessions is $1,180. Dates for both sessions are June 28 - July 11.

Because our fee is inexpensive, newcomers are often concerned about the quality of the facility and the writing workshops. Don't be! The beautiful lodge-type buildings blend the comfort of modern living with the beauty of North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains. Our workshop costs less because Wildacres Retreat Center is a non-profit and does not allow for-profit organizations to use their facility. Accordingly, Wildacres Writing Workshop is operated on a not-for-profit basis.

We invite you to consider our writers retreat and our summer writing workshop. The serenity of the location is unparalleled. Apply early so you won't miss out!

As a smart alumni, Debbie Daniel, once said, "When you apply for Wildacres, don't worry about the class. Just get in! Don't miss the experience."

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