is the bestselling author of the memoir Wild, the essay collection Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Her writing has appeared in The Best American Essays and numerous magazines. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
The desire to write rises from the urge to say something. In this generative workshop, we’ll 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.