Writing in Color Retreat

    The Fourth Annual Writing in Color Retreat will be held August 1-4, 2022. The detailed schedule has not been finalized yet and will be posted here in 2022. Make sure that you sign up for our mailing list (select the Writing in Color box) to stay informed and be notified when registration opens. Stay connected by attending our monthly Writing in Color mixers (free but registration required).

    Join us for days specifically designed to welcome, celebrate, and amplify the voices of writers of color. Whether working on a novel, memoir, short fiction, poetry, or hybrid/interdisciplinary forms, our experienced faculty and guest instructors will work closely with you to support your writing process. The workshops will focus on the creation of new works, connecting writers and their work to social movements and larger audiences, and amplifying narratives of often unheard and marginalized voices to build more equitable, just, and sustainable communities. Writers will have the opportunity to study and create with our faculty, guest instructors, and a community of peers. Writers identifying as people of color are welcome to join the classes.


    The list of Intensives for 2022 has not been finalized yet, but in past retreats faculty have included Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Serena Chopra, André O. Hoilette, Mathu Subramanian, and Manuel Aragon and the intensives have focused on hybrid forms, poetry, fiction, screenplays, and short forms across fiction, stage, and film. 

    Craft Classes

    The list of Craft Classes for 2022 has not been finalized yet but in past retreats guest instructors have included Franny Choi, José Olivarez, Raquel Salas Rivera, Julian Randall, Felicia Rose Chavez, and more.


    Evenings during past retreats have featured readings by faculty, guest instructors, and participants as well as opportunities to socialize.

    Retreat Scholars

    The following were awarded scholarships for the 2021 Retreat:

    2021 Writing in Color Retreat Scholars

    • Philip Clapham
    • Tochukwu Okafor
    • Ofelia Montelongo
    • Dianna Cordero
    • Annah Sidigu

    2021 Writing in Color Retreat -  Six Directions Scholars

    • Lambert Martin
    • Danielle Burbank
    • Darrien Benally
    • Agnes Attakai
    • Natalya (Tasha) Nez
    • Danielle Emerson