is the bestselling author of a memoir, seven novels, including The Space Between Us and Everybody's Son, and a children's book, When I Carried You in my Belly. A recipient of the Nieman fellowship to Harvard, she is the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.
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.