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Antioch Writers’ Workshop to relocate at University of Dayton

The University of Dayton has landed the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.
The University of Dayton has landed the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.

The Antioch Writers’ Workshop will be housed at the University of Dayton effective next month, the program’s executive director has announced, leaving Yellow Springs following the dissolution of its partnership with Antioch University Midwest.

The organization will be renamed Antioch Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton, but will maintain its independent nonprofit status. The organization, which will relocate to UD’s English department, formerly aligned with Antioch University Midwest from 2009 to 2016. It was founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1991.

“When the possibility of working closely with the University of Dayton arose, we recognized increased opportunities for serving the writing community in the Dayton region and beyond,” Kate Geiselman, AWW’s acting president, said in a release. “The board agreed we’d be remiss not to explore developing a partnership with UD.”

Geiselman said the board voted unanimously on the move and thanked Antioch University Midwest for their prior support. AWW offers creative writing workshops, seminars and retreats year-round to poetry, fiction and nonfiction writers in the region and from throughout the United States, according to the release.

UD already hosts the nationally-celebrated Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, a biennial program focused on developing humor writers in the spirit of the late Dayton humorist.