Writing Workshops

ALL WRITE, COLUMBIA, NY – Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

ALL WRITE, COLUMBIA, NY – a five day intensive writing conference focused on both the craft and the business of writing essays, biography, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. October 19 – 23, 2022.

WHO: The conference is open to all levels of nonfiction writers, from beginners who are just starting to write memoir or essay to more advanced writers with a manuscript or publications. Open to writers who are at least 18 years old. Just 20 writers will be accepted.

WHAT: The All Write, Columbia – Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference faculty is made up of award-winning authors, editors, agents and marketing experts including Taylor Harris, Rahne Alexander, Vanessa Martir, Michele Blankenship, Pramila Venkateswaran, and Donna Kaz. The All Write, Columbia conference is committed to diversity and our faculty reflect an all-encompassing and equal world. Our goal is to challenge, inspire and foster a writers community that continues beyond the workshops. Develop both your skills and your creative marketing savvy in this small, focused conference, the only one of its kind in the country.

WHERE: Writers and workshops are in person at the Spencertown Academy, Spencertown NY while guest panelists/authors are zoomed in.

WHEN: October 19 – 23, 2022

HOW: Tuition: $400 – includes all workshops (a one hour workshop of 15 – 20 pages of your own nonfiction work); opening night reception, guest author talks, publishing/PR panel, craft workshops, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. NOTE: Housing is not provided. A limited number of scholarships will be available for local writers from Columbia County only.

Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, October 19 – 6PM to 9PM Intro and Author Talk

Thursday, October 20 – 7PM to 9PM Craft Talk

Friday, October 21 — 7PM to 9PM Creativity Talk

Saturday, October 22—8AM to 8PM Workshops, panels, catered meals

Sunday, October 23 – 8AM to 5PM Workshops, open readings, catered meals.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Sign up for emails for the 2023 application.


Creative Writing Classes

Creative Writing Classes with the Kaz Conference Writing Workshop – the home of small, focused writing cohorts which take place via zoom every winter/spring and summer/fall. Each workshop is limited to just 6 to 8 participants. Apply here.

KAZ CONFERENCE WRITING WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE VIRTUAL. Summer 2022 Workshops include Playwriting, Screenwriting, Crafting a winning nonfiction book proposal and Creative Nonfiction/memoir. Find more information on our Submittable Page HERE.

GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR POSTER MAKING WORKSHOP – ONE DAY ONLY – 2022 DATES TBD For more information email aphra (at) guerrillagirlsontour (dot) com.

I gained so much from working with you. It was such a pleasure being part of the cohort, and I know my writing will grow from the experience. – Kristen Falso-Capaldi, Playwriting Intensive for Women 2021

Donna Kaz leads the Kaz Conference Writing Workshop which offers two to four intensive creative writing classes each winter/spring and summer/fall: Find Your Memoir and Keep Writing Creative Nonfiction Writers Workshop; Comedy Writing for Women Intensive (all genres) and Script Lab (Plays/Screenplays). All workshops include developmental workshops as well as talks on the practical training of writers with input from editors, publicists, agents, social media experts and productivity coaches. Because reading and reviewing other work helps to strengthen ones own writing, peer review is a requirement of all sessions. Just 6 to 8 writers are accepted for each cohort. The Kaz Conference Writing Workshop is committed to diversity and our faculty reflect an all-encompassing and equal world. My goal is to challenge, inspire and foster a writers community that continues beyond the workshops.

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Suzannah Lessard (author), Terri Muuss (author), Matt Pasca (author), Rahne Alexander (author, social media expert), Jisu Kim (Feminist Press marketing), Sandra Yin (productivity coach), Michelle Blankenship (Blankenship PR), Pramila Venkateswaran (author), Vanessa Martir (author), Priya Doraswarmy (Lotus Lane Literary), Liza Royce and Ginger Harris-Dontzin (Liza Royce Agency), Jeff Schmidt (New York Creative), Kyla Marshell, (author), Heather Siegel (author).