Take a class with Cheryl

April 13-17, 2016

Iceland Writers Retreat
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

The third annual Iceland Writers Retreat will feature small workshops and panels by reknowned authors, focusing on the art and craft of writing. Through exclusive trips and talks by local writers, it will also introduce participants to Icelandís rich literary tradition. Between sessions, weíll offer you time to find inspiration and write in an unforgettable setting as well as show you some of Icelandís natural and cultural sites.

Over the course of the retreat, each participant will be enrolled in a total of five small-group writing workshops (max.15 participants) led by internationally acclaimed authors, a Q&A panel with all faculty, and numerous readings and social functions.

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

June 2016

Mont Blanc Writing Workshop
Location: Chamonix, France

The Mont Blanc Writing Workshop offers students three course options in a program that can span from two days to three weeks, depending on the option chosen. Cheryl Strayed will be teaching a two-day generative writing workshop on June 12-13th. Other teachers will teach both generative and intensive manuscript critique workshops. Please see details at the link below.

June 26th-July 1st, 2016

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 six distinguished faculty members (Steve Almond, Pam Houston, Faith Adiele, Alan Heathcock and Samantha Dunn Camp, in addition to Cheryl Strayed), youíll 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. You can be a published writer or someone who has never written much at all. 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 over the course of the 5 days of the camp. 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--many at the very last minute a day or two before the workshop begins--so don't assume you won't get in if you've been wait-listed.