The Millay Colony for the Arts View Profile
July 29 - August 5, 2017
Austerlitz, NY


Join us for a week of writing workshops, publishing seminars, and manuscript evaluations at our beautiful Berkshires campus.

Carole Maso will open this week-long intensive with a deep-dive writing workshop entitled Dream Box. Using the artist Joseph Cornell’s work as a model, workshoppers will create dream boxes of fiction, essay or poetry using the resonant emblems form our world and lives, along with found objects, diaries, letters, or other ephemera, as a way to think about narrative. Those working in all genres are welcome.

Each day following, professionals including agents, publishers and writers will visit, offer seminars, workshops, and manuscript review.

Editor-in-Chief of Literary Hub Jonny Diamond will offer a seminar on Revision and Reflection and what gets people talking about a writer’s new book.

Critic and essayist Naomi Huffman will teach a crash course on publishing with an independent press, what they’re looking for, and how to interact with their editors.

Sound artist Samita Sinha will lead a workshop on voice from a foundation of Indian music, considering the subtle and radical possibilities of tone and rhythm, inflection and embodiment.

This magical week includes a private bedroom and studio, all meals, wine-tastings, manuscript reviews options, local field trips, and an intense week of work and community. This retreat will change your summer, it will change your work, it will change your writing career. Check our blog for the latest information on the week!

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