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The Story You Have to Tell

August 03, 2014 – August 08, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Cheryl Strayed
SM14-3605-821Cheryl Strayed,

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration at 800.944.1001 to be placed on a waiting list.

The desire to write rises from the intrinsic urge to say something of importance. In this generative writing workshop with award-winning author Cheryl Strayed, we learn to trust that impulse, locating and exploring the true and imagined stories we most urgently have to tell.

As we talk about the craft of writing, we delve into the less definable elements of successful prose writing—things like the role of intuition, obsession, disclosure, emotional risk-taking, humor, and the interweaving of seemingly unrelated elements. We write together, read out loud to each other, and discuss the art of written storytelling in a nurturing environment that is flexible enough to engage and challenge writers of all levels—from the novice to the advanced. 


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Limited enrollment; register early.

Please note that this workshop is being held during Family Week. If you don’t have children you may still participate in this program, but be advised almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families. 

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Dabblers' Delights
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Dabblers' Delights
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Dabblers' Delights
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Adults are welcome to choose from a variety of Dabblers' Delights workshops offered Tuesday through Thursday afternoons from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is author of the New York Times best-seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which is being made into a movie featuring Reese Witherspoon as Strayed. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and has received many awards. Strayed is also the author of Tiny Beautiful Things and a novel, Torch.