Chautauqua Writers' Center

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Each week of the summer season, the Chautauqua Writers' Center offers its Free Sundays Reading Series featuring two highly-accomplished writers-in-residence, who also offer free Tuesday/Friday lectures and budget-friendly five-day workshops for writers at all levels of development. 

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Chautauqua Writers' Festival

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Each June before the summer season begins, writers convene for four days in a hybrid conference-retreat setting to explore the socio-political stakes of craft, develop their manuscripts, and enjoy extraordinary contemporary literature.

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Young Writers Institute


Offered during Weeks One and Three of the summer season, the Young Writers Institute is a five-day immersive, multi-genre creative writing day camp for students 14 to 18 years old, led by an exceptional faculty of published teaching artists.

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Poetry Makerspace

0627 Poetry Makerspace Visits BCH1Throughout the summer season, any visitor can flex their creative muscles and make a poem in the Traveling Stanzas interactive exhibit, part of an exciting new partnership with Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center. 

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