Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
The mission of the Community of Writers is to assist talented writers with diverse cultural perspectives to achieve their goals. Through the interplay of talented participants, professionals, and established writers in a community atmosphere, prose writers are assisted in their journeys from writers to authors, and poets to achieve resonant frameworks for their collected words. CW serves California and the country as a literary center for the craft of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
PO Box 1416
Nevada City, CA 95959
|County or Parish:||Nevada County|
Our top needs:
- Funding: Program - Operating Funds ($20,000): The cost to run the summer writing workshops has escalated in recent years as the Squaw Valley Ski resort has become a year-round destination. An increase of $25,000 in operating funds would help offset the need to raise our tuition.
- Funding: Other - Student Scholarships/Financial Aid ($10,000): The Community of Writers is unique in the amount of financial aid offered to applicants. Every effort is made to meet the financial needs of the writers selected for admission into the conference.
- Funding: Other - Staff Honoraria: ($10,000): We would like to increase the current staff honoraria to reflect market rates and continue to attract a higher caliber of writer.
- Board Members - Board Members: The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has an active board of 27 members. It is our goal to encourage community members who support literature and are actively working to increase funding for the arts to consider serving on the Board.
- Funding: Other - Support Staff ($10,000): The Community of Writers has become a year round endeavor, and the work load increases each year. We have recently added a Development and Alumni Relations position to help support the community.