Meeting every fall and spring, The Meacham Writers Workshop is free and open to the public; there is no registration. The program consists of readings, discussion sessions, and group conferences. The philosophy of the workshop is to provide support but also honest and direct criticism for developing writers. The atmosphere is informal, and there are many opportunities for lunch and other casual meetings. Past guests have included Philip Levine, James Tate, Mark Halliday, Jill Rosser, Tomaz Salamun, William Mathews, Stanley Plumly, Marvin Bell, Mark Cox, Mark Jarman, and Gerald Stern.