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From first to final draft, find your voice at Yale

The Yale Writers’ Conference brings together the experience and expertise of leading teachers, authors, editors, agents and publishers in a series of panels and workshops, for the benefit of writers the world over. We offer two sessions on Yale’s historic campus that match the needs of any serious writer. Our faculty provides unique, tailored, and transformative experiences to all participants.

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The Yale Writers' Conference experience includes:

  • Immersive creative environment
  • Seasoned faculty of writers and editors
  • Workshops limited to 10-12 participants
  • Access to industry professionals


The following workshops are full:

Session I Master Class with Chris Bohjalian

Session I Fiction with Porochista Khakpour and Marian Thurm

Session II Short Stories with Kirsten Bakis;  Short Stories with Molly Gaudry; Personal Essay with Colleen Kinder; Mystery and Crime Fiction with Lori Rader-Day, Children and Young Adult with Sarah Darer Littman, Historical Fiction with Louis Bayard and Writing the Novel: the First Ten Pages with Sybil Baker

If the workshop is full, please contact to be placed a a wait list.

Date: Important Dates

Applications Open: January 19, 2017

Session I: June 3-13, 2017

Session II: June 15-18, 2017

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017