North Country Institute for Writers of Color - Valcour Retreat

The Retreat at Valcour

The North Country Institute for Writers of Color provides emerging writers of color (poets, fiction writers, and creative non fiction writers) with an opportunity to attend a six day writing retreat where they will receive writing instruction and conference with writing faculty and workshop leaders in a facility overlooking Lake Champlain in northeastern New York.

Resident writers will compose, read, perform, and share their writing at the retreat center, the Valcour Conference Center. Selection will be a competitive process and will be based on a manuscript and application detailing the applicant's reason for wanting to attend the retreat.

The Institute's first retreat was held from July 18-22, 2004.

Every year the Institute features different writers who serve as faculty. These writers also give a reading and participate in a public book signing during the week.

The Retreat is made possible with grant support from various available sources. The Institute welcomes donations in support of its work.

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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