Scholarships Available for 2016 Summer in Barcelona & South of France & Summer in Granada Writing Retreats

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is offering scholarships for student writers, diversity fellows, and writers who are parents for our Summer 2016 Writing Retreats.  Join the CWW 2016 Summer in Barcelona and South of France Writing Retreat (July 18-26, 2016) and Summer in Granada, Spain Writing Retreat (July 28-August 5, 2016).  Our featured 2016 Summer writing faculty includes Harvard Director of Creative Writing Bret Anthony Johnston, Guggenheim-award winning essayist and nonfiction writer David Shields, novelist Alexander Chee, poets Rita Banerjee and Diana Norma Szokolyai, and yoga instructor Elissa Lewis.

Limited scholarships of $500-$1500 are available for each program.   Scholarships are available for student writers (for undergraduate or graduate students in literary fields), diversity fellows (for writers of color and writers from marginalized communities), and for writers who are parents.  The deadline to apply is June 10, 2016.  Applications are currently open at  

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a scholarship application here, explaining who you are as a writer, which program you are interested in, and how you would benefit from the scholarship.  Please also submit a writing portfolio and 2 references to either the Summer in Barcelona and South of France Writing Retreat or the Summer in Granada Retreat by June 10, 2016 to complete your application.application.

Congrats to CWW Poetry Faculty Rita Banerjee, shortlisted for the 2016 Willow Books Literature Award

willow-lit-awards-2016On February 5, 2016, Willow Books announced their shortlist for the Aquarius Press/ Willow Books 2016 Literature Awards.  Rita Banerjee’s poetry manuscript, “Echo in Four Beats,” was shortlisted for the award.  The contest is currently being judged by poet Tyehimba Jess, and information about Willow Books and their shortlist can be found here.

Rita Banerjee is the Executive Creative Director of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, and her writing has been featured in Electric Literature, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and Riot Grrrl Magazine, and on KBOO Radio’s APA Compass.  She is author of the poetry collection, Cracklers at Night,and her novella, A Night with Kali, is forthcoming from Spider Road Press in 2016.  She is teaching at the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Barcelona and South of France (July 18-26, 2016) and Summer in Granada (July 28 – August 5, 2016) Writing Retreats.