Sarah Selecky


September Retreat & Workshop in Northern California

Feel the joy of flow, and write from a more receptive state of mind. Learn how to courageously write alongside your inner critic. Use your curiosity to dissolve your resistance. Suitable for beginning or advanced writers, this retreat offers a way for participants to finally enjoy writing. Fiction, nonfiction, short stories, essays, novels, memoirs — any kind of writing will benefit from this practical and powerful approach.

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Recent Posts

Radiant Shimmering Light: In conversation with Steph Jagger

I was just in Seattle! I had a Radiant Shimmering Light book signing and conversation with author Steph Jagger. I was so excited to speak with her, but due to traveling snafus, I missed most of the event. But then guess what happened? Steph (who, by the way, is a magic-maker) invited watercolorist, entrepreneur, and… [Read More]

Introducing the 2019 Little Bird Contest winners.

The winner of this year’s Little Bird Contest is: Rea Tarvydas from Calgary, Alberta, for “The Party Porch” The runners-up are: Dolly Reisman from Toronto, Ontario, for “The Father King” Anna Rumin from Ottawa, Ontario, for “The Catherine Series”   Governor General’s Award winner Cherie Dimaline picked three stories out of the 86 blind entries… [Read More]

Deep Play.

This is me (and that’s my dog, Basil). I’m an only child, and when I was little, I spent a lot of time in solitude. I didn’t mind. I read Harriet the Spy and Nancy Drew. I had a notebook, and I used it. When I look at this picture now, I can relate to… [Read More]

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— Margaret Atwood

The Story Course
Registration is always ongoing

You want to feel more connected to your writing, get out of your own way, and find joy in the writing process.

You love the flexibility of a self-paced program, and you are ready to commit to a personal writing practice.

You want to learn craft, style, and technique, and improve your writing so it will stand out when it’s on an editor’s desk.

“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”

— Karen Florek

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The Story Intensive

I made the Story Intensive for smart, creative people who love to read widely and want to write and publish exciting new work. Registration for the 2019 semester is now open.


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