is the best-selling author of 4 books, including the memoir Wild, which was made into a film starring Reese Witherspoon. Her books have been translated into 40 languages around the world. She lives in Portland, Ore.
Writers take over the entire Esalen campus during this annual workshop organized by best-selling author, Cheryl Strayed. In sessions led by each of the distinguished faculty members, you’ll 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.