Take a class with Cheryl

June 8-28th, 2014
Chamonix Summer Writing Programs
Chamonix, France

This course is 3-credit graduate workshop offered through Butler University. Credits are generally transferable to other MFA Programs. Advanced non-degree-seeking writers are also encouraged to apply. Cheryl Strayed's creative nonfiction workshop will include lectures, manuscript critiques, discussions of assigned readings, and writing exercises. The three-week class will meet four mornings a week, Monday-Thursday (first day of class is June 9th; last day is June 26th). Click on the link below for registration and more information.

June 29th-July 4th, 2014

Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

Workshop title: "The Story You Have To Tell"

Description: The desire to write rises from the urge to say something. In this generative workshop, we値l go where the heat is and trust that impulse, locating and exploring the true and imagined stories you most urgently have to tell. Over the course of the five-day class, participants will work with each of the five faculty members, doing writing exercises, listening to lectures, and sharing work in class. We値l talk craft and we値l also delve into the less definable elements of successful prose writing葉hings like the role of intuition, obsession, disclosure, emotional risk-taking, humor, and the inter-weaving of seemingly unrelated elements. We値l write together, read out loud to each other, and discuss the art of written storytelling in a nurturing environment that痴 flexible enough to engage and challenge writers of all levels庸rom the novice to the advanced.

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

There will be time to soak in the hot springs and relax too.
All meals and housing (of various types/​at a range of prices) are included with the fee.
Childcare is available on site for children under of the age of 8 for an additional fee (see Esalen web site for information).

Registration details at the link below.

August 8-10, 2014
Omega Memoir Festival
Omega Institute
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, New York
Cheryl will be teaching, reading and talking on both days.
Please see the Omega Institute web site at the link for details and registration.

Books by Cheryl Strayed

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