For more than 40 years the Community of Writers has been a place where writers and poets come together. Many of today’s most prominent writers first developed their work at our workshops in the High Sierra – among them Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aimee Bender, David Benioff, Elise Blackwell, Michael Chabon, Meg Waite Clayton, David Corbett, Jasmin Darznik, Carol Edgarian, Selden Edwards, Jennifer Egan, Joshua Ferris, Janet Fitch, Jamie Ford, Richard Ford, Glen David Gold, Lev Grossman, Susan Henderson, Krys Lee, Christina Meldrum, Maile Meloy, Nami Mun, Kem Nunn, Frederick Reiken, Alice Sebold, Amy Tan and many others. We provide a genuine practical learning experience for a diverse population of qualified participants, and engage our local and national communities in relevant conversations on the craft of writing, publishing, and the life of the writer.

The Community of Writers doesn’t keep a permanent office in Squaw Valley and relies on the Squaw Valley Resort, our landlord, for consideration. Headquarters, workshops spaces and venues must be found and arranged anew each summer season. These costs continue to increase as Squaw Valley faces rapid economic changes, and continues to grow as a year-round resort destination. This has become a particular challenge to our vital, if seasonal community.

We depend on the generosity of friends, former participants and staff to help is balance our budget and to fund the scholarship and tuition waivers we grant to our talented participants. Donations of any amount are appreciated.

Please give today.


Checks can be made out to The Community of Writers and mailed to PO Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959. Donate now with PayPal.

For more information, contact Laura Cerruti, Director of Development at (415) 221-6901

The Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are fully tax-deductable.
Tax ID: 23-7179177