Celebrating 20 Years of Mentoring Emerging Writers.

Our two-year fulltime program features tracks in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry with the option for a third year in an alternate genre.

Students are admitted on the basis of original manuscripts, letters of recommendation, and undergraduate records. Our students come to the program with degrees from fields as diverse as biology, English, economics and history, but most have had some exposure to a writing workshop. Students range in age from 22 to 75 and come from all over the world.

All applicants are automatically considered for the Program's merit-based scholarships by way of their application materials.  No additional materials are required. Check out our funding page for more information.

Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $26,000 for entering students.

The application deadline is January 31st.

For more information about the Program and the application process, please contact:

Candace Eros Diaz
Coordinator of Admissions and Student Services

o: 925-631-4762
[email protected]


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