Fourth Annual Solstice Summer Writers' Conference

Solstice Summer Writers' Conference: June 22-28, 2008

Recharge your creative energies with award-winning authors at the 4th Annual Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference on the beautiful campus of Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, this coming June 22–28, 2008. Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Pine Manor College is situated on 60 wooded acres. The campus features an architectural blend of former estate buildings and modern facilities.

Our faculty for 2008 include: Francisco Aragón (poet, anthologist; poetry workshop); Marina Budhos (novelist of adult & YA fiction; writing for young adults workshop); Stephen Dunn (poet, essayist; poetry workshop); Eric Gansworth (fiction writer, poet, painter; the novel workshop); Julia Glass (fiction writer; the novel workshop); Richard Hoffman (memoirist, essayist, poet, fiction writer; creative nonfiction workshop); Barbara Hurd (writer & naturalist; creative nonfiction workshop); Lee Hope (novelist & short-story writer; short fiction workshop); Steven Huff (fiction writer, poet, publisher; short fiction workshop); Patricia Spears Jones (poet, anthologist, editor; poetry workshop); Cleopatra Mathis (poet, teacher; poetry workshop); and Tor Seidler (writer for children and adults; writing for children workshop).

The Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference welcomes writers of various genres and styles who want to expand their knowledge of their art. Admission is selective, but the Application Committee will accept writers whose abilities range from early potential to advanced. Acceptance is based on evaluation of a short manuscript.

Complete guidelines and a downloadable application form can be found at

For more information, contact Program Administrator Tanya Whiton at or call 617-731-7697. Completed applications can be mailed to Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467