is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Wild, the advice/essay collection Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Her writing has appeared in the Best American Essays, O Magazine, Vogue, the Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
The desire to write rises from the urge to say something. In this workshop, we’ll go where the heat is and trust that impulse, locating and exploring the stories you most urgently have to tell. Your story may be fictional or factual, autobiographical or fantastical. It may be tragic, hilarious, bizarre, contemplative, or all of the above. It may be an essay, a short story, a prose poem, a letter, a manifesto, a series of vignettes, or a section of a longer work.