About Us

Why Ventana Sierra?

We offer intensive craft sessions taught by some of the finest authors, poets, memoirists, professors and writing coaches in the U.S., plus state of the industry talks, editor and agent panels, peer group critiques, and optional one-on-one manuscript reviews by high-level industry professionals. Come prepared to work and you will hone your writing skills, better understand the marketplace, and walk away inspired.

Ventana Sierra’s workshops raise funds to benefit Ventana Sierra, the 501 (c)(3) non-profit founded by Ellen Hopkins, which provides housing, education, mentorship, and resources for youth in need.

 

Three Tracks of Workshops: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction/Memoir, and Poetry

Two Day Advanced Writing Workshop, June 7-8: $300 Early Bird registration by May 1st; $350 after May 1st

Deep craft sessions; state of the industry talks; editor and agent panels; peer group critiques designed to hone your queries, synopsis and pitches; agent speed dating; plus optional one-on-one manuscript reviews by high-level industry professionals. Come prepared to work and you will hone your writing skills, better understand the marketplace, and walk away inspired. Register by May 1st, 2014 to benefit from our Early Bird discounted price of $300.

Add-on One Day Intensive Workshop, June 6: $100, must register for the June 7-8 workshop

Looking for even deeper craft workshops? Come learn from the best. Two three-hour sessions, designed to take your writing to a whole new level. Learn from the most advanced techniques from the best in the business. Workshops are capped at 50, so hurry!

Optional manuscript critiques: $75, must register for the June 7-8 workshop

Register for the workshops and submit up to 15 pages plus a synopsis, no later than May 1st, to have your manuscript critiqued by a top-level industry professional.

Transportation The closest major airport is Reno International, twenty minutes away from Carson City. A shuttle service is available, but must be reserved ahead of arrival. http://www.airportshuttle.com/s_nv_rno.htm. RTC buses are another option, as are taxis.

 

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