Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Squaw Valley Community of Writers

  • Nevada City, CA
  • www.squawvalleywriters.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, established in 1970, is to assist talented writers, with diverse cultural perspectives, to achieve their goals in the genres they pursue. Through the interplay of professionals, established writers and talented participants in a community atmosphere, fiction writers are assisted in their arduous journey from writer to author, poets to achieve a resonant framework for their collected words, and screenwriters to see their work realized in film.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Poetry Program
  3. Writers Workshops
  4. Screenwriting Program
Service Areas

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International

Although our writing workshops enroll writers from all over the US, Canada, and other countries, our Literary Events are open to the public. The public is most likely from the Lake Tahoe, Nevada City area. Zip codes 95945 - 96146

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer

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Ms.

Keywords

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poets,writers,workshops,squaw valley, poetry, writing, writers, screenwriting, conference

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EIN

23-7179177

 Number

5844613414

Physical Address

16191 Indian Flat Rd

Nevada City, 95959

Also Known As

Community of Writers

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The Squaw Valley Community of Writers has three week-long summer writing workshops: Poetry, Writers Workshops, and Screenwriting. Regular morning workshops, staff readings, craft talks, panel discussions on writing and editing, as well as individual conferences are offered during the week. Donations can be directed to particular programs' Scholarship Funds which pay for tuition, or can be directed to general operations for specific programs.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

Poetry Program

The Poetry Program is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything. In the mornings we meet in workshops to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours; each participant also has an opportunity to work with each staff poet. In the late afternoons we gather for a conversation about some aspect of craft. On several late afternoons staff poets hold brief individual conferences.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$82,000.00

Program 3

Writers Workshops

These workshops assist serious writers by exploring the art and craft as well as the business of writing. The week offers daily morning workshops, craft lectures, panel discussions on editing and publishing, staff readings, as well as brief individual conferences. The morning workshops are led by the writer-teachers, editors, or agents of the staff. There are separate morning workshops for Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction/Memoir. In addition to their workshop manuscript, participants may have a second manuscript read by a staff member who meets with them in an individual conference.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$160,800.00

Program 4

Screenwriting Program

The Screenwriting Program is an intensive week-long program which focuses on individual attention and work-in-progress, by award-winning writers and writer/directors. You will learn to crystallize the story and excise extraneous elements. Film clips, lectures and writing exercises are incorporated into daily workshops emphasizing all aspects of craft including narrative point of view, character analysis, and scene structure. Designed for both screenwriters and filmmakers, this unique program invites both narrative features and character-driven documentaries. Our goal is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus move them closer to production.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$49,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Although our writing workshops enroll writers from all over the US, Canada, and other countries, our Literary Events are open to the public. The public is most likely from the Lake Tahoe, Nevada City area. Zip codes 95945 - 96146

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Principal Officer

Ms.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. James Naify

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