Sarah Selecky


Wild Writing in Australia: February 2020

During this week of writing, we will be diving deep into our work as we reconnect to the wordless, natural world, and practice new ways to creatively participate in the intelligence of nature. Join me at Springfield Farm in Australia’s Southern Highlands. [Read More]


Tuscany Writing Retreat: April 2020

Join me for a week of deep writing in the heart of Tuscany. On this retreat, we will write what we wish we could read, even if we’ve never seen it written before. It would be an honour to be your guide in this master class for writers of all genres. [Read More]

Recent Posts

The Joy of Missing Out

You’re here because you want to write. Writing brings you joy. Every day, you have the opportunity to do what you want, and to experience that joy. And yet. It doesn’t feel that simple, does it? If you don’t already know her, Christina Crook is the Toronto-based author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding… [Read More]

Two Hungry Goats

Shannon Alberta had a dilemma. A passionate advocate for cultural change, this Story Course grad and Story Intensive teacher was starting to achieve real success in her life as a fiction writer. She knew in her heart that she was an artist — but she also knew in her heart that she was an activist…. [Read More]

To the aspiring writer.

What if you’re not an aspiring writer anymore? What if you’re actually a writer? Perhaps it’s time for you to take a bigger risk. If you’ve studied and practiced and honed your craft for many years, another writing class might not be what you need anymore. When you’re already a good writer, signing up for… [Read More]

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