Writers' Workshop

May 15 is the deadline for writers to submit manuscripts for review as part of the 26th annual Pima Writers’ Workshop, May 29-June 1.

  • What: 26th Annual PCC Writers’ Workshop
  • When: May 29, reception; May 30-June 1 workshops
  • Where: PCC West Campus Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road
  • Cost: $150; no extra fee for manuscript consultation
  • Registration deadline: May 15 if submitting a manuscript; May 29 for all others
  • Contacts: To register, 520-206-6468; for more information, mfiles@pima.edu or 520-206-6084

The event, featuring award-winning writers from around the country, kicks off a 7 p.m., May 29 at the Riverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway, with a meet-the-authors reception that includes a reading by Mark Doty, author of the National Book Award winning “Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems.” Doty has written eight books of poetry, including “My Alexandria,” which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three memoirs, including the bestselling “Dog Years.”

Workshop founder Meg Files, Pima Writers’ Workshop director, PCC Writing Faculty and Chair of the PCC West Campus English and Journalism Department, says the workshop has more sessions than ever on publishing, including self-publishing and marketing. Literary agents William Boggess of Barer Literary, Dara Hyde of Hill Nadell Literary Agency and Laura Strachan of Strachan Literary Agency are featured in those sessions.

Featured authors leading sessions are (photos attached):

  • Sarah Cortez
  • Diane Glancy
  • James M. Deem
  • Nancy Mairs
  • Mark Doty
  • Colleen J. McElroy
  • Terry Filipowicz
  • Johanna Skibsrud
  • Bruce Fulton
  • Carmen Jiménez Smith

The workshop is open to all writers, regardless of experience. Writing sessions cover fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s literature. See the accompanying brochure for details.

Writers need not submit manuscripts to participate. The registration deadline for those not submitting a manuscript is May 29.

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