Learning to Listen to Your Story

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

May 14 - May 17, 2018


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: SF Workshops/Writers Lab
PHONE: (505) 983-1400, ext. 111
EMAIL: info@santafeworkshops.com
WEBSITE: https://santafeworkshops.com/workshops/writers-lab/

Gain a clear path to elevating your writing by learning to access the dimension where all your stories reside.

In her Paris Review interview, author Joy Williams says, “All excellent art has its mystery, its spiritual rhythm.”

This workshop with Margaret Wrinkle focuses on strengthening the access points of our writing. She explains, “I’m interested in creating stories that haunt us by changing how we see and expanding our consciousness. Writing that possesses this kind of potency comes from another dimension. A dimension that writers have to actually travel to, experience fully, and return from in order to be able to recreate it in their work. Too often, I see writers worrying about crafting their material when they haven’t yet fully imagined and inhabited the world of their story.”

While we do discuss issues of craft as they emerge, our main focus is on access: how to get in and out of this other dimension where all our stories reside, waiting for us to find them and bring them into this world. Gaining entry to this heightened spiritual dimension is sometimes a mystery, so we explore how working with both sides of the brain and using the dynamic cycles of the natural world can help us approach this interconnected and transcendent realm. These techniques can give your work added depth and resonance.

Margaret combines lectures, discussions, critiques, meditation, and generative writing. At the end of our time together, you have gained a clear path to elevating your writing by accessing your spiritual core.

This workshop is open to writers of both fiction and non-fiction. If you would Margaret to workshop a current writing project during your time together, please send her up to 15 double spaced pages by May 1, 2018.


This program is open to writers of all levels.


We will accommodate both those who have manuscript pages they’d like critiqued and those who are not quite to that point yet. Enrollment limited to 14.


Add on-campus housing! A single room with private bath is $400 per person for five nights. Or share a double room, with private bath, with a friend for $300 per person for five nights.


Tuition includes a meal plan of breakfast and lunch, Monday-Thursday, May 14-17, and a closing dinner on Thursday evening.


Featured Writers Include:

Margaret Wrinkle


Creative nonfiction


50 Mount Carmel Rd.
Santa Fe
New Mexico, United States

Santa Fe Writers Lab

In the Santa Fe Writers Lab education programs we hold values of community, craft, 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 experience—are the most important ingredients.

Rolf Potts, Hampton Sides, Natalie Goldberg and others 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 in Santa Fe to find inspiration and hone your craft.

In Cuba, our home is Convento Santa Brigida, a beautifully restored convent in the heart of Old Havana. Featuring simple but comfortable accommodations, light-filled group 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.

Whether you are joining us in enchanting Santa Fe, or dynamic Havana, the Writers Lab provides you with a hub of creativity and community, extraordinary instructors, supportive staff, and the opportunity to take your writing to the next level.