Join us in the rarefied air of magical New Mexico, vibrant and ever-changing Cuba, or culturally refined Japan for the Writers Lab. Be fully present for a unique educational experience—led by some of the world’s most accomplished writers—that is bound to change your life as a writer and as a person.
In Writers Lab workshops we hold values of craft, community, and the creative process in the highest regard. With our collaborative and affirming environments, a passion for writing and storytelling—and a hunger for shared experiences—are the most important ingredients.
Pam Houston, Andrew McCarthy, Deborah Madison, Kirk Ellis, Lee Gutkind and Hampton Sides, renowned in the literary world, provide daily lessons on the art and craft of writing in a variety of genres and travel destinations. In quiet settings, they encourage constructive conversation and motivate you to muse and write.
Our private campus in Santa Fe has long been a sanctuary for learning and study. We share this enchanted place with a neighboring Carmelite Monastery. Dramatic views of the surrounding Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges, warm sunshine, cool mountain air, beautiful courtyards, access to hiking trails, convenient on-campus lodging—and a private caterer to provide fresh, healthy meals—are the elements that converge to make this the perfect place for you to find inspiration and hone your craft. In Cuba, our home is a beautifully restored convent in the heart of Old Havana, just one block from Plaza Vieja. Convento Santa Brigida features simple but comfortable accommodations, light-filled meeting spaces, a breakfast room, a library, a chapel, and Italian nuns as our lovely hosts. This convent is a serene base to reflect and write.
The bustling, futuristic city of Tokyo and the ancient spiritual city of Kyoto are where we make our homes in Japan. With respectful and hospitable Japanese people as our guides, a country steeped in mythical traditions and modern wonders unfolds before us at every turn.
Whether you are joining us in enchanting Santa Fe, dynamic Havana, or mysterious Japan, the Writers Lab provides you with a hub of creativity and community, extraordinary instructors, supportive staff, and the opportunity to take off, and take your writing to the next level.
Travel transforms us. When we journey out we uncover mysteries within. A change of setting in a new destination has the power to take your writing in new directions.
For details on our Writers Lab programs contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-983-1400, ext. 111.