This year's August Occasion retreat for writers will take place on August 5-6-7, and we will once again be at gorgeous Harding Farm in Clinton, NY. And this year, we'll have more space than ever!

Throughout the weekend, writing students will engage in thorough workshops, hear terrific readings, participate in a student open mic, and enjoy lots of great food and fine company. Hosted genres include poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Click the link below for a registration form for the 2016 program, and watch this space for complete details when they become available.

Please note: we have very limited availability for single-occupancy rooms. We advise registering as quickly as possible, unless you wish to share a room with another guest.

August Occasion 2016 Faculty
(See brochure for details)

POETRY: Sarah Freligh, Naomi Guttman, Philip Memmer

FICTION: Sarah Freligh, Sarah Yaw

NONFICTION: Sarah Freligh, Georgia Popoff, Dan Roche

Brochure and Additional Information

Creative non-fiction students, workshopping on the porch at Harding Farm, August Occasion 2013.

DWC Workshops Coordinator Georgia Popoff introduces author Dan Roche, August Occasion 2013.

Poets at work, led by Jane Springer, August Occasion 2013.