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Writing by Writers Tomales Bay Workshop


  • The Macroni Conference Center 18500 California 1 Marshall, CA, 94940 United States (map)

The Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known poets and writers.  Manuscript and poetry workshops are limited to 12 participants to ensure an intimate setting. 

When:  October 16 - 20, 2019 at Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, California, just north of San Francisco in Marin County.

Tuition:  $1,675 (before April 1) $1,775 (after April 1) includes one four-day workshop, admittance to all panels and readings, and all meals (dinner on Wednesday; three meals Thursday through Sunday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and lodging for four nights. Vegan and gluten-free meals are available upon request.

Lodging:  The Marconi Conference Center is located along the east shore of Tomales Bay near the quaint community of Marshall.  The location provides dramatic views of the bay and lush inland hills of the Point Reyes Peninsula.  Shared DOUBLE or TRIPLE smoke-free rooms each have a private full bath, in-room coffee, a study desk, a telephone (requires phone card) and free wireless internet access.  A limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a supplemental fee of $900.  We discount the price by $500 for people who stay off campus.  Disability accessible and equipped rooms are available.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you require these accommodations.

Format:  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 by our faculty on craft, student readings, and time to write.  Evenings feature readings by faculty and special guests.  Please click here for a full schedule.

Faculty:  Our faculty includes Carolyn Forché, Pam Houston, Rebecca Makkai, Tommy Orange, Carl Phillips and Lidia Yuknavitch.