workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Unlock Your Story

Kickstart Your Novel, Memoir, or Personal Essay


Jul 21–26, 2024


Member: $410.00

Standard: $455.00

Registration for Family Week is now open. Call 877-944-2002 to register.

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Unlock your creative brain, roll up your sleeves, and find your story waiting to be told with award-winning journalist Ruthie Ackerman.

 Ruthie Ackerman has found that when you come to a challenging impasse as a writer, the best medicine is connecting with your writing community.

For a complete overview and information on Family Week click here.

Brené Brown says vulnerability is the "birthplace of trust, love, belonging, and courage." In this writing workshop, we explore the many sides of ourselves, including those secret parts we don't want anyone else to see. Through that process, we learn something critical about life and writing: What we assume others will dislike about us is actually what connects us most deeply.

Whether you are new to writing or have a manuscript you've been chipping away at, magic happens under Ruthie Ackerman’s guidance and the support of a tight-knit writing community.

Through generative exercises, suggested reading and listening, and writing, writing, writing, we unlock our creative brains, roll up our sleeves, and find the heart of the story waiting to be told. We leave with the nuts and bolts of a draft in place and the building blocks for a sustainable writing flow once at home.

Family Week

There is something for everyone at Family Week.

  • Workshops for the grownups that teach skills or help you relax or give you a renewed sense of purpose. The schedule is more flexible than at other times so that the most important people in the world—parents—can get a well-deserved rest.
  • And for the kids there are camps that engage their body, mind, and spirit, get them outside on our beautiful campus, help them make friends, and instill the values of cooperation, compassion, and joyful living.

Adult Workshops meet each morning from 9:30 a.m.–Noon, and Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. On Thursday afternoon from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., take time off to relax or enjoy a Dabblers Delights—classes in music, dance, wellness, yoga, and more, led by workshop teachers and special guests.

Kids Camps meet every morning from 9:00 a.m.–Noon, and every afternoon from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

In the evenings, everyone gathers for family entertainment.

Please note: If you don't have children you may participate in this program, but be advised almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families.

For a complete overview and information on Family Week click here.


Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to inquire about Family Week campus accommodations and rates.

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Jul 21–26, 2024

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Registration for Family Week is now open. Call 877-944-2002 to register.

  • Ruthie Ackerman

    Ruthie Ackerman is a journalist and writer who has profiled game-changing entrepreneurs and social...