Kaz Conference Writing Workshop is the home of small, focused writing cohorts in nonfiction, playwriting/screenwriting, poetry and fiction. We also host virtual conferences, bootcamps and intensives on the business of being a writer. All our workshops are virtual and take place via ZOOM. The Kaz Conference Writing Workshop is organized by award winning author and activist Donna Kaz ("UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour;" "Push/Pushback, 9 Steps to Make a Difference with Activism and Art.") There are two to four cohorts and/or intensives each month including the Advanced Manuscript Boot Camp (fiction/nonfiction); Creative Nonfiction Writers Workshop and Conference; Writing Comedy Intensive for Women (all genres); Playwriting Intensive for Women (Plays/Screenplays) and ONE to ONE Road to Publishing Intensive (all genres). All cohorts are small (4-8) and in each workshop writers receive feedback every other week on submissions. Talks on the practical training of writers are included in every workshop. Because reading and reviewing other work helps to strengthen ones own writing, peer review is a requirement of all sessions. The Kaz Conference Writing Workshop is committed to diversity and our faculty reflect an all-encompassing and equal world. Our goal is to challenge, inspire and foster a writers community that continues beyond the workshops because the stories we tell become the world we live in. UPCOMING: CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITERS WORKSHOP (JAN/FAB 2023) and; NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL (JAN/FEB 2023).  Rolling admissions - Apply now. I look forward to hearing from you. 

-Donna Kaz

Director Kaz Conference 

MEMOIR / NONFICTION COHORT NOW FORMING January/February 2023 via ZOOM. Applications are now being accepted for the Kaz Conference Keep Writing Creative Nonfiction and Memoir Cohort – JAN/FEB 2022 (5 weeks) meeting weekdays TBD from 12 to 2PM EST. Are you a creative nonfiction writer working on a memoir, personal essay, lyric essay? For 5 weeks beginning 2023 just 6-8 writers will gather via ZOOM -- at each workshop two writers will workshop 10 to 16 pages of a work of creative nonfiction/memoir. The sessions include discussions on the business of being a writer i.e. publishing, legal issues, agents and self promotion. The Kaz Conference was founded by award winning author Donna Kaz (UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl) and is committed to challenging, inspiring and fostering a writers community that continues beyond the workshop because the stories we tell become the world we live in. In this workshop you will discover what is working in your pages, where your readers have questions, and what your peers want to see more of. These responses will spark fresh ideas about how you can strengthen your story and inspire you to return to your desk to complete and publish your work. Virtual workshop tuition for ALUM: $275 for 5 weeks - includes at least two reviews of your writing samples from Donna Kaz and your cohort.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Please read these guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered for the workshop. 1) Submissions are accepted in nonfiction only. 2) Submit up to 10 pages of a work of nonfiction (may be an excerpt from a larger work). 3) All submissions must be double spaced, 12pt font. All pages must be numbered. 4) Put the title of your submission, your name and the date at the top of page 1. 5) Save your submission for upload in a wpd, .doc, .docx, or .pdf as follows: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE.
NOTE: We accept writers on a rolling admissions basis. I look forward to reading your work. - Donna Kaz: Kaz Conference Founder and Director