“Tell the truth. Bare your soul. Laugh while you do it.” —Krista Vernoff
Whether you are a poet, songwriter, essayist, novelist, or a screenwriter, your lived experience must inform your writing.
This writing workshop with Golden Globe-winning writer and producer Krista Vernoff helps you move past what holds you back in writing and guides you to put your truth into words. In a nurturing creative environment, you practice spontaneous writing exercises, use creative writing prompts, connect with your inner voice, delve deep into your life experiences, and share your stories to receive positive feedback and support rather than criticism. You learn to call up and draw on your own life experiences—your pain, joy, longing, and fears, along with the funny, the dramatic, and the real—and use that truth in your writing mode of choice.
You return home with the inspiration, motivation, and professional tips you need to keep writing your story.
Bring a journal and a pen or other writing instrument (or a computer, if you prefer).
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25