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2018 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop

In July 2018, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop comes to TORCH, Oxford again. We look forward to welcoming the group during the Summer, and we will share some of their work on the Callaloo page.

In 1997, the Editor of Callaloo founded the CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP as an outreach program to historically black colleges and universities—for example, to Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina Central University, Spelman College, Fisk University, Xavier University of New Orleans, and others. And as the national need for creative writing workshops increased, the editor expanded and opened the CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP to a number of new and emerging writers from across the United States. Offering sessions in poetry writing and in fiction writing, the workshop now admits, on a competitive basis, participants from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. A number of distinguished poets and fiction writers have led sessions of the workshop on the craft of poetry and fiction—e. g., John Edgar Wideman, Mat Johnson, Thomas Glave, Tayari Jones, Lucille Clifton, Terrance Hayes, Percival Everett, Toi Derricotte, A. Van Jordan, Yusef Komunyakaa, Edwidge Danticat, Natasha Trethewey, and Tracy K. Smith.

Callaloo Workshop will be hosted in Oxford between 22-28th July 2018.

Applications must be submitted online no later than January 3, 2018. Each applicant must submit a brief cover letter and writing sample (no more than five pages of poetry or twelve pages of prose fiction.

Note “UK CCWW 2018” for submission type. To complete & submit your application, go to

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