North Country Institute for Writers of Color - How to Apply

Valcour Retreat Admission Process and Application Form

The North Country Institute and Retreat for Writers of Color invites applications for its Fourth Annual Summer Writers' Institute and Retreat, to be held July 26-30, 2009 at the Valcour Education and Conference Center on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Faculty to be announced.

Applicants should submit the application form, a cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and a sample of writing.

A non-refundable application fee of $25, payable to The Center for Black Literature, should accompany the application. Need based scholarships available. Applications will be reviewed as received until all spaces have been filled.

Tuition for the North Country Institute and Retreat in Valcour, New York is $600 and includes workshops, lodging and meals.

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Contact Information

If you would like more information about the North Country Institute for Writers of Color, please contact

Center for Black Literature

Dr. Brenda M. Greene
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225

SUNY Plattsburgh

Dr. Jose L. Torres-Padilla
Beaumont Hall 418A
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901