was a PEN Award finalist for her novel, Failing Paris. She has also authored 2 memoirs. Her essays are widely anthologized, and her writing has been featured in many publications, including O the Oprah Magazine and Ms. She teaches in the UCLA Writers Program.
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.