The Faraway Nearby: A Writing Retreat for Women and Non-Binary Writers Wendy Call & Yael Flusberg G230411
“I would rather come here than any place I know. It is a way of life for me to live very comfortably at the tail end of the earth so far away that hardly anyone will ever come to see me and I like it.” – Georgia O’Keeffe on Ghost Ranch, 1940
Join writer-editor-educator Wendy Call and poet-yoga therapist-healer Yael Flusberg “at the tail end of the earth” for self-directed literary creativity. We will gather at Ghost Ranch for two weeks—participants are welcome to sign up for one week or two—in a small, warm and welcoming community of writers. Breathe in the incomparable landscape, hike the ranch trails, and delve into your writing practice.
Write. Revise. Read. Process. Enjoy!
Daily hour-long free writing sessions and yoga practice will enhance this self-directed writing retreat. Wendy and Yael, who each have more than fifteen years’ experience as workshop leaders and facilitators, will be your hosts for your time up on the Ghost Ranch Mesa.
All retreat participants will live and work in private rooms in a building devoted only to our retreat. Each of the nine rooms offer private bath, stunning views, and quiet, uninterrupted writing space. In the same building, we will have a lounge for casual gathering (as well as snacks and beverages) and a space for our group sessions. All meals will be provided in the Ghost Ranch dining hall, a fifteen-minute walk from our retreat space, in the main campus area.
Registration is by application—all writers are most welcome and encouraged to apply.
- The cost is $1095 per week for a shared bath, and $1395 per week for a private bath.
- The facilitators will be reviewing the applications during December and will let all applicants know the results right after the New Year begins.
Instructor Full Bios
Wendy Call (she/ella) is author of the award-winning nonfiction book “No Word for Welcome” and co-editor of two anthologies: Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide and the new, annual Best Literary Translations. She has translated three books of poetry by Indigenous Mexican authors, with whom she has collaborated for many years. Her literary work has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and Wurlitzer Foundation. She has led writing workshops since 2006 in a wide range of venues, including five US national parks and three cities in Mexico. She has worked with more than 1,000 aspiring writers over her years as an educator and editor. Wendy is a faculty member at the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. She lives in Seattle, on Duwamish land, and in Oaxaca, on Mixtec and Zapotec land.
Yael Flusberg (she/her) is a yoga therapist, writer and coach who loves delving into what helps us shift from chronic stress and trauma into transformation and growth, allowing us to become courageous and active agents in our communities. In her classes, group training and individual sessions, Yael holds space for what Dr. Bessel Von Der Kolk calls “suffering management,” helping students assess their physical, energetic, psychological and spiritual health; learn evidence-based techniques for specific issues and conditions; and ultimately engage in sustainable practices that helps them experience every season and stage of life as rich, meaningful and liberating. Based in Washington, DC on Piscataway and Anacostan land, Yael’s literary work has been showcased at the International Women’s Writing Guild, Split This Rock Poetry Festival, public libraries, universities, hospices, community gardens and yoga studios.