COVID-19: A Message from the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop

Dear Writers and Readers,

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop team wanted to take a moment to recognize the unprecedented challenges we are facing together globally. If you are struggling with loss, grief, or just stress right now, we want you to know that you are not alone. During this pandemic, we have been trying to act responsibly with regards to our programming.

We cancelled our Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat (March 19-22, 2020) because of the threat COVID-19 posed in New Orleans. Over the last 8 years, since we began our retreat programming in 2012, we have never had to cancel a writing retreat, but we felt this was necessary for the health and safety of everyone. We are continually assessing the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds, and at this time, we are making the decision to also cancel our Summer in Paris Writing Retreat (July 16-21, 2020). We feel that it is the most responsible course of action at this time.

With that said, we are looking towards the future and how we can adapt to the current situation. Keep a look out for an online series of writing workshops that will launch over the summer. Cambridge Writers’ Workshop faculty will be giving writing workshops that will combine asynchronous and synchronous learning via lectures, seminars, and creative writing workshops over video conference.

We are also currently reading through submissions for our Disobedient Futures anthology, and will be announcing our list of accepted authors by the end of Summer 2020.

We will also be hosting readings on the fourth Fridays of each month over the summer, starting with our COVID-19 Benefit Reading on May 22, 2020 at 8 p.m EDT. Our May 22 Reading will support COVID-19 response efforts. Stay tuned for more details.

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop