All details for the 2020 program - including faculty, special events, and scholarship opportunities - are forthcoming in Spring.
Meanwhile, please e-mail us at swp[at]naropa[dot]edu with any questions you might have. See you soon!

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About the Summer Writing Program

Both credit and noncredit students may register!

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The Summer Writing Program is a three-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors, and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.

In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation, and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program.

All three weeks (or any combination of weeks) are open to any interested participant for noncredit. Students from other institutions or degree programs may also elect to attend for undergraduate or graduate credit, including high school students with a mature writing practice.

Artistic Director and Curator: Anne Waldman

SWP Director: Jeffrey Pethybridge

SWP Coordinator: Swanee Astrid