Award-Winning Author Sarah Selecky to Run Local Writing Workshop

From a press release, for our members who might be interested in attending a local writing workshop —

Sarah Selecky

Strawhouse Resorts Hosts “Writing With Curiosity & Courage” in September 2019

Picton, ON (August 20, 2019) — Join Sarah Selecky for three blissful days of writing, reading, and connecting at Strawhouse Resorts in Junction City, California.

Sarah is the acclaimed author of This Cake Is for the Party, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, as well as the new novel Radiant Shimmering Light, which has been optioned for a TV show by Muse Entertainment.

She is also the creator of internationally-acclaimed creative writing school (and MFA alternative) Sarah Selecky Writing School, which includes collaborations with Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, Karen Joy Fowler, and other authors.

During the three-day workshop, Sarah will teach writers to feel the joy of flow, and write from a more receptive state of mind. Participants will learn how to courageously write alongside their inner critic, use their curiosity to dissolve their resistance, and leave with clarity and direction.

Dates & Location: September 13–15, 2019, at Strawhouse Resorts near Junction City, CA

Fees: Workshop Tuition: $750; Accommodation and Meals: $551 to $866

Sarah will also be reading from her new novel, Radiant Shimmering Light, on Thursday afternoon (September 12) at Strawhouse Resorts. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP for the reading by emailing


“Sarah’s writing classes helped make writing one of my closest friends. Her expansive spirit leaves room for all styles and personalities. She’s a truly talented teacher, helping guide even the most timid.” — Peggi Lepage




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