$10.00
The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Harvest Writing Retreat in Rockport, MA will take place from October 12-15, 2017, and will coincide with the Rockport Harvest Festival. Known for its artisans, pedestrians streets, breathtaking harbor and quintessential New England charm, Rockport will be a beautiful, autumnal setting to regenerate your writing. Our retreat features multi-genre workshops, as well as craft seminars and time to write.

The faculty includes award-winning writers Maya Sonenberg, Rita Banerjee, and Diana Norma Szokolyai. Genres include nonfiction, fiction, poetry and hybrid. Writers of all levels and genres will find our writing workshops applicable, supportive, and generative. The cost of the retreat is $825, which includes tuition, lodging, and some meals.

If you’d like to join us in Rockport, please apply by August 15, 2017 (early applications encouraged) or by the final deadline September 15, 2017 (limited spots, so please apply early!) 

Apply by submitting 5-10 pages of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or a play with a $10 application fee, a cover letter, and references. Please also include the following in your cover letter:
1. Full Legal Name
2. Contact Information (Email, Address, Phone)
3. Age & Nationality
4. Prior Workshop Experience and Publications
5. Creative Writing Goals for the Retreat
6. Short One-paragraph Biography
7. Contact of Two Personal References (Name, Email, Address, Phone, Relationship to Applicant)
Remember, due to limited seats, early applications are encouraged.  The retreat will take place at a beautiful house in Gloucester, MA, known for its harbor and delicious seafood. More information available at cww.nyc.

FAQ:

What happens after I apply?

Once you apply, you can expect to hear from us within 7-10 days and know whether you were accepted into the program. Once you are accepted, you will receive a welcome letter along with enrollment forms the program.

What is the process of paying tuition?

Once you are accepted into the program, you will need to pay a 30% tuition deposit to hold your seat within 3-5 days of acceptance. This amount is non-refundable. The remainder of tuition will be due by August 30, 2017. Our standard and preferred method of payment is PayPal invoice. You can also mail us a check. The deposit is non-refundable. 

What is included in tuition?

  • creative writing workshops
  • craft of writing seminars
  • lodging in Gloucester, MA
  • some meals
I'm local to New England. Is there a tuition only option?

Yes. For more information, please inquire at directors@cambridgewritersworkshop.org.

$35.00

Help support the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop by becoming a member of our NING Writers’ Network.  Your membership will help support our literary arts activities, workshops, and summer retreats.  We are grateful for any and all support from our members.

All pledged members will have full access to the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Membership Site and will be eligible for special offers on workshops and events.  Members will also be able to share their creative work, post literary inquiries, network with others writers, and receive feedback on their work on the CWW NING Writers’ Network.

Membership:

  • $35 – Cambridge Writer’s Workshop Member & Ning Access
To sign-up for a one-year membership, please send us a short writing sample (1000 excerpt of prose or 3 pages of poetry) and complete the form below.

Ends on September 15, 2017
Editing & Communications Internship

Hours:
 5-10 hours per week (NYC or remote commuting)
Duration:
 6 months (renewable)
Deadline & Guidelines:  
Applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Submit a cover letter and résumé online.

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, Inc. seeks interns for our editing & communications team.  Interns will gain experience in:

- Copyediting promotional materials (print & web)
- Formatting pieces for the web
- Editing and generating web content (blogging about literary topics)
- Editing and generating newsletter content
- Contributing to our Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook pages
- Attending regular meetings with the executive board

Ideal candidates:
- Possess energy, enthusiasm, sense of humor, people skills, creativity
- Have organizational skills, strict attention to detail, & ability to meet deadlines
- Have fluency in internet and social media (esp. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and WordPress)
- Strong interest editing/publishing experience
- Experience with Photoshop & HTML helpful but not necessary

Address the following questions in your cover letter:

1.  What makes you excited about interning with the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop?
2.  How will your skills help us as an organization?
3.  What skills do you hope to gain from your experience with the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop?

*  This is an unpaid internship but Federal Work Study hours may apply.  Please inquire about details at directors@cambridgewritersworkshop.org

Ends on September 15, 2017

Graphic Design Internship

Hours: 5-10 hours per week (NYC or remote commuting)
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Deadline & Guidelines: Applications are due September 15, 2017. Submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio online.

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, Inc. seeks interns for our creative media team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending regular meetings with the executive board
  • Designing clear and engaging graphic communications for print and web. This will include logos, branded promotional items, web site and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed
  • Basic HTML coding
  • Researching creative inspiration
  • Reading and following art and design news

Ideal candidates:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Knowledge of Illustrator
  • Experience producing content on a timely basis
  • Possess energy, enthusiasm, sense of humor, people skills, creativity
  • Have organizational skills, strict attention to detail, & ability to meet deadlines
  • Interest or experience in publishing

Address the following questions in your cover letter:

  1. What makes you excited about interning with the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop?
  2. How will your skills help us as an organization?
  3. What skills do you hope to gain from your experience with the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop?

Please also include a portfolio with 3-5 posters, flyers or other marketing material samples you have previously completed.

* This is an unpaid internship but course credit or Federal Work Study hours and course credit may apply.  Please inquire about details at directors@cambridgewritersworkshop.org

Ends on September 2, 2017

WRITING RETREATS with the supportive faculty of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop will take place in Granada, Spain (August 2–6, 2017) and Rockport, MA (October 13-15, 2017). Our 2017 retreat faculty include Tim Horvath, Dipika Guha, Emily Nemens, Adam Reid Sexton, Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Kerry Cohen, Maya Sonenberg and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and hybrid.  Deadline for Scholarship Applications is September 1, 2017 for Rockport, MA.  Based on financial need and merit, limited scholarships of $50-$150 are available for our retreat in Rockport, MA.

If you are planning to apply for a scholarship for our Summer 2017 Writing Retreat, please submit a retreat application above, and a separate scholarship application with the information requested below.  Please indicate which scholarship you are applying for, your reasons for applying, and which retreat you would like to be considered for.

  • Diversity Scholarship
    Diversity scholarships will be offered to minorities who show a commitment to creative writing.  In your one-page cover letter, please describe how our writing retreat would make a difference in your writing life. Include a short bio (150-200 words).
  • Student Scholarship
    Student scholarships will be offered to students (both undergraduate and graduate, full or part time) who show a commitment to creative writing.  In your one-page cover letter, please describe how our writing retreat would make a difference in your writing life. Include a short bio (150-200 words).
  • Writer/Parent Scholarship
    Writers/Parent scholarships will be offered to writers who show a commitment to creative writing and are raising children (infant through college).  In your one-page cover letter, please describe how our writing retreat would make a difference in your writing life. Include a short bio (150-200 words).