is the best-selling 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.
Writers take over the entire Esalen campus during this annual workshop organized by bestselling author, Cheryl Strayed. In sessions led by each of the five 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.