Our 25th anniversary session runs from

Saturday, June 30th to Monday, July 23rd, 2018.

Deadline for Applications: March 30th, 2018

 

Celebrating our twenty-fifth anniversary in 2018, we also celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring, a dynamic movement led by writers, such as Václav Havel, who spoke truth to power and bound America’s counterculture to the dissident culture behind the Iron Curtain.

The Prague Summer Program for Writers is dedicated to diversity in the broadest sense, and opposes jingoism, provincialism, and all forms of censorship. We encourage every writer to recognize their role as a global citizen.

Protesters place flowers in the shields of armed police during the revolution of 1989, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Protesters place flowers in the shields of armed police during the revolution of 1989, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Affiliated for its first nine years with the University of New Orleans, and for the next eleven with Western Michigan University, the Prague Summer Program for Writers is now an independent LLC. Over the quarter century of its existence, the PSP attracted between eighty and a hundred and fifty participants during most cycles. In 2018, we will limit the size of the program to only forty or fewer.

To learn more about the program structure, fees, our faculty, and the application process, visit our Program Info page. To learn more about our yoga and shamanism component, visit Yoga and Shamanism.

Václav Havel, dissident, playwrite, and first president of Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Iron Curtain

Václav Havel, dissident, playwrite, and first president of Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Iron Curtain