Past Workshop Leaders:
New York Times Bestselling author Karen Thompson Walker.
Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award. His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019), and The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2017). He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University.
Pulitzer Prize Finalist Hernan Diaz.
Wells Tower (Fall Session) and Margot Livesey (Summer Session) will be the 2017 workshop leaders. Wells Tower is the author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. Margot Livesey is the author of seven novels and is on permanent faculty at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Anna Noyes, author of "Goodnight, Beautiful Women," will give a reading at Cuttyunk Island Writers' Residency 2017 Fall Session
Emma Cline, New York Times bestselling author of "The Girls," will give a reading at Cuttyunk Island Writers' Residency 2017 Summer Session
National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philibrick will give a reading and talk during the Fall 2017 Session!
Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding will give a reading and talk during our Summer 2017 Session!
Award-winning chefs Didi Emmons and Odessa Piper will be cooking for the June 2017 session.
From our summer 2016 session:
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Paul Harding: the 2016 workshop leader and writer-in-residence.
Above: Photo by Ekko von Schwichow
Wonderful event on May 14th to fund the Scholarships. See photos on CIWR Facebook page