Get Some Writing Done
July 2017

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Get Some Writing Done

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list at 877.944.2002.

July 02, 2017 – July 07, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Beverly Donofrio
Plus accommodations
SM17-2605-269Beverly Donofrio,

Put pen to paper—or fingers to the keyboard—in this writing workshop with master memoirist Beverly Donofrio.

Donofrio believes that writing heals. Writing exercises are designed to stimulate memories, which we learn to craft into compelling stories. It’s in the revising, in the application of craft—scene writing, using specificity and reflection, moving around in time—that we reach deeper meaning, insight and understanding, compassion for ourselves and others—and ultimately transformation.

Through in-class writing exercises, overnight assignments, and sharing our work, we not only learn craft but also develop camaraderie and have fun. We may even find that what made us rage and cry now makes us laugh.

Throughout the workshop we engage in an ongoing discussion of the writing life and how to sustain it after we return home.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival 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.


Beverly Donofrio’s memoirs include Riding in Cars with Boys, which is taught in classrooms and its movie adaptation has become a cult classic. Her stories about change and turning what hurts into what heals have inspired many—as have her writing workshops.