The Cambridge Writers' Workshop offers some scholarship possibilities for student writers, diversity fellows, and writers who are parents.  Join our 2016 Summer in Barcelona and South of France Writing Retreat (July 18-26, 2016) and Summer in Granada, Spain Writing Retreat (July 28-August 5, 2016).  Our featured 2016 Summer writing faculty includes Harvard Director of Creative Writing Bret Anthony Johnston, Guggenheim-award winning essayist and nonfiction writer David Shields, novelist Alexander Chee, poets Rita Banerjee and Diana Norma Szokolyai, and yoga instructor Elissa Lewis.

 

Scholarships for both programs are available for student writers (undergraduate or graduate in literary fields), diversity fellows (writers from marginalized communities), and writers who are parents.  Limited scholarships of $500-$1500 are available.  The deadline to apply is June 10, 2016.  Applications are currently open at cww.submittable.com. 

 

To apply for a scholarship to our Summer in Barcelona and South of France Writing Retreat (https://cww.submittable.com/submit/52214) or Summer in Granada, Spain Writing Retreat (https://cww.submittable.com/submit/52213), please submit a formal application via the above links.  In addition, please submit a brief letter here, explaining who you are as a writer, which program you are interested in, and how you would benefit from the scholarship.

The Cambridge Writers' Workshop Summer in Barcelona and South of France Writing Retreat will be held from July 18-26, 2016. After our exciting trips to Paris and Granada last year, we decided to combine and do a retreat that takes place in both Spain and France this year.

This year, we'll be hosting a retreat in two cities instead of just one. Our retreat will begin in Barcelona, Spain. There, you can engage in writing workshops while also taking in Gaudi architecture, eating tapas, and enjoying the Spanish culture. After that, we'll travel to Narbonne in the South of France. Located near the Mediterranean Sea, our writers will be able to enjoy the French summer and continue their writing projects in the picturesque town.

The retreat will be held at the Sercotel Amister Art Hotel (Avinguda Roma, 93-95, 08029 Barcelona, Spain) and Hotel Novotel Narbonne Sud (130 Rue de l'Hôtellerie, 11100 Narbonne, France). Tuition is $3950*, which includes lodging and breakfast in Barcelona, Spain and Narbonne, France, transportation from Barcelona to Narbonne, writing workshops, and craft of writing seminars.

The retreat offers multi-genre workshops, as well as craft of writing seminars and free time to write. Our award-winning faculty includes Bret Anthony Johnston (fiction), David Shields (fiction, book-length essay), Rita Banerjee (poetry, fiction), and Diana Norma Szokolyai (poetry, nonfiction).

In addition to workshops and lessons, participants can opt-in for daily yoga lessons, which help soothe the mind and body by creating opportunities for personal exploration and inspiration. Please note that this yoga/meditation opt-in will only be added to the writing retreat by popular demand (if enough writing retreat participants sign up for it). Taught by CWW’s very talented yoga instructor Elissa Lewis, our yoga classes focus on both the structural and spiritual and can be personalized according to any physical demands you may have.

If you’d like to join us in Barcelona and Narbonne, please apply by May 30, 2016 and include $5 application screening fee along with a writing sample of either 5 pages of poetry or 10 pages of prose. 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)

(Due to limited seats, early applications are encouraged, but check for rolling admission after deadline, depending on availability). 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 packet with detailed information regarding 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 ($1,185) to hold your seat within 3-5 days of acceptance but not later than April 1, 2016.  This amount is non-refundable.  The remainder of tuition ($2,765) will be due by April 15, 2016.  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
  • manuscript consultation
  • daily breakfasts
  • lodging in Barcelona, Spain & Narbonne, France
  • train ticket from Barcelona, Spain to Narbonne, France

* Are there any scholarships or discounts for the summer program?

For writers who have inquired about scholarships and discounts for our summer programs, we are offering the following discount options. This year, writers can also enjoy the full retreat program for $2950 with a shared lodging option. Writers can also attend the program for a retreat & manuscript consultation-only option (with private room) for $2450. Both options include breakfast and one-way transportation between Barcelona and Narbonne.

Rolling submissions accepted until: May 30, 2016 


The Cambridge Writers' Workshop Summer in Granada, Spain Writing Retreat will be held from July 28 - August 5, 2016. After our exciting trip to Granada last year, we decided to return to Andalucía for another week of writing workshops, yoga classes, and absorbing the local culture.

Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía, Granada is one of the gems of Spain and has inspired writers from Washington Irving to Salman Rushdie to Ali Smith.  Let the old city stimulate your writing with its winding streets, Moorish history, and evocative landscapes. Or, indulge in delicious Andalucían cuisine and traditional Arab baths.  Work with world-renowned authors on your manuscript, or look to the beauty and warmth of Granada to inspire all-new projects. 

Our Andalucían writing retreat will feature twice-daily lessons or workshops with both CWW faculty and famed writers who will focus on strengthening your craft.  Our lodgings in Granada have room for private as well as group writing, allowing you to take advantage of the unique atmosphere to concentrate and convene with your fellow writers.  The exclusive boutique-style accommodations with alluring rooms and expressive architecture offer a calm and relaxing environment.
 
In addition to workshops and lessons, participants can opt-in for daily yoga lessons, which help soothe the mind and body by creating opportunities for personal exploration and inspiration. Please note that this yoga/meditation opt-in will only be added to the writing retreat by popular demand (if enough writing retreat participants sign up for it). Taught by CWW’s very talented yoga instructor Elissa Lewis, our yoga classes focus on both the structural and spiritual and can be personalized according to any physical demands you may have.

The retreat will be held at the Hotel Guadalupe (Paseo de la Sabica, 30, 18009 Granada, Spain). The cost of the workshop is $3950, which includes lodging and breakfast in Granada, Spain, craft of writing seminars, and writing workshops. 

The faculty includes award-winning writers David Shields (fiction, book-length essay), Alexander Chee (fiction), Rita Banerjee (poetry, fiction), and Diana Norma Szokolyai (poetry, nonfiction).  Opt-in yoga taught by Elissa Lewis (yoga, meditation). 

If you’d like to join us in Granada, please apply by May 30, 2016 and include $5 application screening fee along with a writing sample of either 5 pages of poetry or 10 pages of prose. 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)

(Due to limited seats, early applications are encouraged, but check for rolling admission after deadline, depending on availability). 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 packet with detailed information regarding 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 ($1,185) to hold your seat within 3-5 days of acceptance but not later than April 1, 2016.  This amount is non-refundable.  The remainder of tuition ($2,765) will be due by April 15, 2016.  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
  • manuscript consultation
  • daily breakfasts
  • room cleaning and lodging in Granada, Spain
  • orientation & tapas tour of Granada, Spain

* Are there any scholarships or discounts for the summer program?

For writers who have inquired about scholarships and discounts for our summer programs, we are offering the following discount options. This year, writers can also enjoy the full retreat program for $2950 with a shared lodging option. Writers can also attend the program for a retreat & manuscript consultation-only option (with private room) for $2450. Both options include breakfast.


Rolling submissions accepted until: May 30, 2016

$ 35.00
$ 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.

Media Internship  

Hours: 5-10 hours per week (NYC or remote commuting)
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Deadline & Guidelines: Applications due May 30, 2016. Submit a cover letter and resume online.  

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, Inc. seeks interns for our creative media team. Interns will further their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Editing and producing podcasts and videos for podcast platforms such as SoundCloud, iTunes, etc. and video platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
  • Researching new media platforms and techniques
  • Copy editing promotional materials (print & web)
  • Formatting pieces for the web
  • Contributing to our Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook pages
  • Attending regular meetings with the executive board

Ideal candidates:

  • Have experience and familiarity with audio programs including, but not limited to, Audacity, Adobe Audition, WavePad, etc., as well as video programs including, but not limited to, Adobe Final Cut and Premier, iMovie, Avid, etc.
  • Have 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
  • Strong interest audio/video editing and publishing experience

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 an audio/video portfolio with at least 3 media files (URL links to files are fine) that you have created.

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



Hours: 5-10 hours per week (NYC or remote commuting)
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Deadline & Guidelines: Applications due May 30, 2016. Submit a cover letter, résumé, and sample grant application online.

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, Inc. seeks interns for our grant writing team.  Interns will gain experience in:

Principle duties:

  • Researching grants
  • Identifying foundations and donors that match our mission
  • Applying for grants helping to lead fundraising events
  • Forming literary partnerships with organizations
  • Attending regular meetings with the executive board other duties:
  • Copy editing & formatting promotional materials (print & web)
  • Editing and generating web content (blogging about literary topics)
  • Editing and generating newsletter content
  • Contributing to our Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook pages

Ideal candidates:

  • Experience writing successful applications for fellowships and grants
  • Experience working for nonprofits
  • Excellent persuasive writer & copyeditor
  • Possess energy, enthusiasm, sense of humor, people skills, creativity
  • Have organizational skills, strict attention to detail, & ability to meet deadlines
  • 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?
  4. List any fellowships or grants you have won and year received.

* This is an unpaid internship but course credit or Federal Work Study hours and course credit may apply.