Annually Every June

Writer's Camp at Esalen Institute featuring Cheryl Strayed

Writers take over the entire Esalen campus during this annual workshop organized by Cheryl Strayed. This workshop sells out very early so be sure to book the moment details go online or get yourself on the waiting list by calling Esalen at 1-888-8-ESALEN (888-837-2536).

The 2018 workshop is already sold out (because the 2017 one had to be cancelled due to the flooding and bridge washout in Big Sur last year), so if this is on your bucket list, keep contacting them for 2019!

In sessions led by each of the six distinguished faculty members (Cheryl plus five others, TBA), you’ll hear lectures, do writing exercises, discuss the art and craft of creative 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 camp. There will also be time to soak in the hot springs, hike, get massages, read books, watch the sun rise/​set and relax beneath the stars.

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