Take a class with Cheryl

March 20th-25th, 2015

Location: Lumeria Maui Retreat Center
Workshop title: "The Story You Have to Tell"

Description: In this writing workshop, the focus will be on generating new work and reimagining work-in-progress. Students will do in-class writing exercises, listen to lectures, and share work in a supportive atmosphere. We’ll talk craft and we’ll also delve into the less definable elements of successful prose writing—things like the role of intuition, obsession, disclosure, emotional risk-taking, humor, and the inter-weaving of seemingly unrelated elements. The class is flexible enough to engage and challenge writers of all levels—from the novice to the advanced. All students will work with Cheryl Strayed and they'll also have the opportunity to do "Writing and Meditation" sessions with Albert Flynn DeSilver.

The cost:
$2,978 Single Occupancy
$2,679 Double Occupancy

To register:
Please click the link below for registration details.

June 28th-July 3rd, 2015

Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
Workshop title: Writers' Camp

Writers take over the entire Esalen campus during this annual workshop organized by Cheryl Strayed. In sessions led by each of the five distinguished faculty members (Steve Almond, Pam Houston, Alan Heathcock and Samantha Dunn Camp), you’ll hear lectures, do writing exercises, discuss the art and craft of prose writing, and have the opportunity to share your work in a nurturing environment that engages and challenges writers of all levels, from the novice to the advanced. Because the focus of the workshop is on generating new writing rather than critiquing manuscripts, you simply begin where you are. This is a fun, creative, inspiring week designed to ignite and re-ignite your passion for the stories you have to tell. Many people return year after year.

All students will be taught by each of the faculty members:
Cheryl Strayed, Steve Almond, Pam Houston, Samantha Dunn Camp and Alan Heathcock

There will also be time to soak in the hot springs, hike, get massages, read books, watch the sun rise and set and relax beneath the stars.
All meals and housing (of various types/​at a range of prices) are included with the fee.
Childcare may be available on site for children under of the age of 8 for an additional fee (see Esalen web site for information about the Gazebo School).

Registration details at the link below. Register early, as this workshop fills fast. But also know: because people's plans change, there are always cancellations, so don't assume you won't get in if you've been wait-listed. You may get a call the week before the workshop saying you can come.

Books by Cheryl Strayed

A memoir
Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
A novel
Photo by Catherine Hope