March 4-7: AWP 2020 Events feat. Rita Banerjee

If you are planning to attend the AWP 2020 Conference in San Antonio, TX from March 4-7, 2020, stop by these events featuring the Vermont College of Fine Arts and the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop.  Author Rita Banerjee will not be in attendance at AWP 2020 due to health concerns but the following events will take place, unless they are noted to be cancelled below:

Friday, March 6, 2020, 11 am – 12 noon:
(Cancelled due to health concerns)

Rita Banerjee will be doing an author signing for her books Echo in Four Beats and CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative Writing at the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop’s AWP Bookfair Table at T2164!  Come stop by and say hello!

Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm:
(Will take place as scheduled)

Interested in learning more about the residential MFA in Writing & Publishing and Certificate in Publishing programs at the Vermont College of Fine Arts?  Stop by the VCFA Reception on Friday, March 6 and say hello to MFAWP Director Rita Banerjee!

 

Friday, March 6 | VCFA Reception
Ocho @ Hotel Havana
1015 Navarro Street
5:30-7:30pm – Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9-10:15 am:
(Cancelled due to health concerns)

Rita Banerjee will be presenting on Burning Down the Louvre (2020), a documentary film on race, intimacy, and tribalism in the United States and in France that she is co-writing with essayist David Shields at the 2020 AWP Conference during the following panel featuring Jericho Parms, Rita Banerjee, and David Shields:

S122. Dismantling the White Imagination: On Intimacy in Creative Nonfiction

AWP Conference * Saturday, March 7, 2020 * 9:00-10:15 am
Room 205, Henry B. González Convention Center
900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Creative nonfiction requires intimacy and vulnerability. Within a genre where the relationship between “I” and “you” is always on the line, how can we as writers forge connections between self and other? How can we reimagine whiteness and disrupt the marginalization of nonwhite voices? By exploring the electric space of collaboration and conversation, panelists will discuss how writers of color and white writers can make otherized identities familiar and new American narratives viable.

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 5-7 pm:
(Will take place as scheduled)*

Join the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop for our offsite reading at Rosella Coffee House (203 E Jones Ave, Suite 101) in San Antonio, TX! Featured readers include Rita Banerjee, Madeleine Barnes, Alex Carrigan, Kristina Marie Darling, Charlene Elsby, Adilene Hernandez, Tim Horvath, Samuel Kóláwọlé, Rachel Kurasz, and Mari Pack! Come celebrate with a gorgeous night of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and speculative writing! *Please note that some authors may not be in attendance due to health concerns.

March 4-7: Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Table (T2164!):
(Will take placed as scheduled)

For those writers, editors, and lit fans traveling to the 2020 AWP Conference (March 4-7) in San Antonio, TX this week, come stop by the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop’s AWP Bookfair Table at T2164!

Course registration for our 2020 Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat (March 19-22) and Summer in Paris Writing Retreat (July 16-21) is now live! Apply by March 10 for our NOLA Retreat and May 30 for our Paris Retreat on cww.submittable.com.  Our 2020 award-winning faculty includes essayist David Shields, playwright Stephen Aubrey, poet Diana Norma Szokolyai, and poet and essayist Rita Banerjee.

March 4-7, 2020: VCFA Booth (1164 & 1165)
(Will take placed as scheduled)

Interested in learning more about the MFA in Writing & Publishing and Certificate in Publishing programs at the Vermont College of Fine Arts?  Stop by the Vermont College of Fine Arts’s booth (1164 & 1165) at the AWP Bookfair and say hello to Director Rita Banerjee and get a free copy of Hunger Mountain from Editor and Fiction Faculty Erin Stalcup!

 

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat (July 16-21, 2020) Now Open For Applications!

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will take place from July 16-21, 2020.  Situated in heart of Paris’ Montparnasse neighborhood, amongst the fresh and popular open air markets and charming boutiques, the hotel stay is full of Parisian charm, and retreat activities will include craft of writing seminars and creative writing workshops, literary tours of Paris. If you’re serious about writing and want to soak in some exquisite French culture this summer, join our retreat in Paris!   The faculty includes award-winning writers David Shields, Diana Norma Szokolyai, and Rita Banerjee.  Genres include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. If you’d like to join us in Paris, France, please apply online at cww.submittable.com by May 30, 2020. Scholarship Applications due March 1, 2020.  More info: cww.nyc 

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat (March 19-22, 2020) Now Open For Applications!

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat will take place from March 19-22, 2020. Known for its Spanish and French architecture, live jazz, cajun food, and street festivals, New Orleans offers an inspirational and one-of-a-kind environment for creative writers. During the retreat, we will be staying in downtown New Orleans, just a short walk away from the Historic French Quarter.  The faculty includes award-winning writers & playwrights: Stephen Aubrey, Rita Banerjee, and Diana Norma Szokolyai. All genres welcome. Genres include playwriting, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. The cost of the retreat includes tuition, lodging, and some meals. If you’d like to join us in New Orleans, please apply online at cww.submittable.com by March 10, 2020.  Scholarships Applications are due by March 1, 2020.  More info: cww.nyc 

Applications Open for Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat (July 17-22, 2019)!

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will take place from July 17-22, 2019.  Situated in heart of Paris’ Montparnasse neighborhood, amongst the fresh and popular open air markets and charming boutiques, the hotel stay is full of Parisian charm and our classes will take place in a beautiful Moroccan themed room that opens to a courtyard that can also be used by our writers.  Retreat activities will include craft of writing seminars and creative writing workshops, literary tours of Paris. If you’re serious about writing and want to soak in some exquisite French culture this summer, join our retreat in Paris!   The faculty includes award-winning writers Kazim Ali, Rita Banerjee, and Diana Norma Szokolyai.  Genres include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. If you’d like to join us in Paris, France, please apply online at cww.submittable.com by June 15, 2019. More info: cww.nyc 

Applications Open for the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat (March 14-17, 2019)!

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat will take place from March 17-22, 2019. Known for its Spanish and French architecture, live jazz, cajun food, and street festivals, New Orleans offers an inspirational and one-of-a-kind environment for creative writers. During the retreat, we will be staying in the lovely Algiers Point neighborhood, just a short ferry ride away from the Historic French Quarter.  The faculty includes award-winning writers & playwrights: Stephen AubreyCarly Dwyer, Rita Banerjee, and Diana Norma Szokolyai. All genres welcome. Genres include playwriting, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. This year, we will also be exploring writing for live action roleplay (LARP) theater with an expert. If you’d like to join us in New Orleans, please apply online at cww.submittable.com by February 5, 2019. More info: cww.nyc 

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer 2018 Retreats feat. in The Hindu

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is delighted to have its 2018 Summer in Paris and Summer in Granada, Spain Writing Retreats featured in the Indian newspaper The Hindu.  In the article, Artists’ and writers’ retreat throw open doors for a creative vacation,” journalist Sujatha Shankar Kumar writes:

Accomplished writers Rita Banerjee and Diana Norma Szokolyai started the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop (CWW) in 2008 as a literary writing forum set in Cambridge. “At its heart, CWW has a bi-fold model — French literary salon and the Bengali adda,” says Banerjee, explaining how they nurture non-hierarchical, productive and liberal spaces where writers perform and debate their work. Retreats in New Orleans, Paris and Granada have morning classes and afternoon tours, as Banerjee says, “We wanted writers to get snapshots of culture.” Their upcoming retreat in Granada (August 1 to 6) has Banerjee teaching the Law of Desire (how desire creates conflict) and creating memorable characters. Tim Horvath will explore ‘the five senses’ in Spanish, and Szokolyai will impart the history of flamenco and Roma literature. The fee includes tuition, lodging, a flamenco show, a tapas tour of the city and breakfast.

Read the full article and Kumar’s review of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop here.

June 15, 2018 is the deadline to apply for the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop 2018 Summer in Paris and Summer in Granada Writing Retreats and Scholarships.  Our multi-genre faculty includesKathleen Spivack,Kristina Marie DarlingTim Horvath Rita Banerjee, and Diana Norma Szokolyai.  So many sure to get in your applications at http://cww.submittable.com by then!

Applications Open for the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat (August 1-6, 2018)!


The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat will take place from August 1-6, 2018 in Spain. 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 on your existing manuscript, or look to the beauty and warmth of Granada to inspire all-new projects.  Faculty includes Tim Horvath (fiction), Rita Banerjee (poetry, fiction), and Diana Norma Szokolyai (poetry, nonfiction).  If you’d like to join us in Granada, please apply online at cww.submittable.com by July 1, 2018. More info: cww.nyc