Chautauqua Festival June 17–20

I visited the retreat in Chautauqua last winter for the first time, and it’s a magical place—an early twentieth-century intellectual spa and retreat where ladies and gentlemen discussed great ideas over tea in old Victorian houses and in stone amphitheaters modeled after Greek temples. The annual writer’s retreat there next month is worth considering, both for the atmosphere and for the workshopping.

Each registrant works with one established writer in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. In nonfiction this year: Jacob Levenson and Thomas French; in fiction, Aimee Bender and Dan Chaon; in poetry, Michael Waters and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.

For more information, a brochure, schedule, and a Youtube video go here.

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