Awarded Lucille Clifton Scholarship to Squaw Valley Writers! / by Diana Khoi Nguyen


Yes! So excited! Squaw Valley is a week-long workshop where I'll be forced to write a new poem every day (only for 7 days? NO BIG DEAL--after this 30/30), and will be in workshop with Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Sharon Olds, and Evie Shockley. Such an amazing opportunity. I'm so floored!

I applied back in 2010 and was duly rejected with a form letter (so cold). It's been my dream to go to Squaw Valley (in Tahoe) since someone told me about this back when I was a confused undergrad dabbling in poetry at UCLA.

And now I get to go! This summer is going to be fantastic--week in Tahoe, then a week in Provincetown, then Bread Loaf, then the world.