DEADLINE: Orion Environmental Writers' Workshop

Event Date: 
May 1, 2024

Join the annual Orion Environmental Writers' Workshop for a unique opportunity to connect with Orion magazine writers and editors.

Join a community of writers and artists, improve your craft, and reimagine how you think about nature.

Guided by award-winning instructors, the Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop provides an intimate space to connect with writers, artists, and editors, spark creativity, and renew, illuminate, and deepen your relationship with place. This workshop is cosponsored by the Omega Center for Sustainable Living and takes place at The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

Whether your passion is nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or photography, the Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop is a creative laboratory for anyone seeking to reflect their environments through their work. The course features breakout sessions dedicated to intensive craft practice, faculty readings and lectures, student readings, and panels on publishing.

Each participant receives individualized attention, feedback, and focused meetings with faculty members and Orion editors to discuss manuscripts or projects. Throughout the week, literary agents and editors will stop by and offer advice on bringing out your work in the publishing world.

This program is by application only and requires submitting writing samples.

Tuition and Board: Tuition is $1200 ($1100 early bird rate if you register by March 15th). Additional room and board fees vary based on your choice of accommodation and range from $495-1500.

The application period is open February 1 – May 1 for the June 16-21, 2024 workshop.
The early bird rate registration deadline is March 15. Final registration deadline is May 1.

Some financial aid is available but in limited numbers. Please reach out if you’d like to discuss, or include a statement of need in your cover letter. **NOTE: The deadline for scholarship consideration is March 1st.**

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