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Our senior staff is here to talk with you about writing and the writing life, and to work with you on your creative nonfiction, novel, poetry, or short fiction. Whether you are a veteran writer or a novice, we offer a full schedule of consultations, workshops, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and informal conversations that will sustain your long-range efforts or help you get started.

Bring a story, a book in progress, some poems, or a novel, and work with us on developing narrative strategies, verse techniques, and methods of research. Members of the publishing profession will also be here to discuss marketplace tactics while you spend a week at the campus that the Princeton Review named America's most beautiful.

Conference Information

Why Colgate?

  • Workshop hundreds of pages, not just a chapter.
  • Meet with the same small workshop, daily, for the entire week.
  • Grow as a writer through intensive peer review.
  • Our costs are all-inclusive — room and board for the week, as well as tuition.
  • Professional writers and editors will discuss both the craft and the business of writing.

Contact Us

We encourage you to call, write, or e-mail the conference staff for more information.