June 12-22, 2012 • New Haven, Connecticut
The Yale Writers’ Conference is an intensive ten-day program intended for committed writers at all levels of experience. Its faculty is authors of national and international standing, including Tom Perrotta, Julia Glass, Richard Selzer, Kate Walbert, and MG Lord. Facilities are Yale University’s campus.
Workshops, the core of the program, consist of no more than twelve writers led by a well known author. Their primary purpose is discussion of student writing with two or three pieces covered each day and every participant reviewed by the end of the program.
Individual manuscript consultations: Each student is guaranteed an hour-long one-on-one meeting with his/her workshop leader, who will offer specific criticism of a work in progress as well as general advice. Resident and visiting faculty offer afternoon discussions on a broad range of topics, technical and otherwise.
Every writer has an opportunity to take part in a master class led by a member of the visiting faculty. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five. The program concludes with a full day of panel discussions and meetings with agents, editors, and publishers.