TAKE A TIME OUT


This year's August Occasion retreat for writers will take place on August 4-5-6, and we will once again be at gorgeous Harding Farm in Clinton, NY. This year's retreat features several new faculty members!

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 2017 program. Registration is now open.

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 2017 Faculty
(See brochure for details)


POETRY: Joan Naviyuk Kane, Steve Kuusisto, Sarah Freligh

FICTION: Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Megan Davidson

NONFICTION: Steve Kuusisto, Jennifer Brice, Sarah Freligh


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.