Join award winning artists Cheryl Strayed, Rachel DeWoskin, Brian Lindstrom, and Zayd Ayers Dohrn (see bios below), who will co-lead this ten-day Salon on the renowned Greek island of Patmos. Together with participants, they will explore how writing, storytelling, and personal narrative move us closer to truth in our work and lives.
We’re thrilled that Cheryl & Brian and Rachel & Zayd will be returning back to Patmos, where these two couples originally led an inspiring, wisdom-filled and joyous Salon — The Journey Is Your Story — in 2015.
Video highlights of that sold-out Salon can be seen here.
Through lectures, conversations, and creative exercises, this “ fab four ” will share their experiences, insights and tips on memoir, poetry, fiction, film, audio storytelling, theater, and the arts in general as paths to universal human truths. Timeless Greek myths and the Island of Patmos will serve as inspiration for our collaborative explorations.
“The most important thing for aspiring writers is for them to
give themselves permission to be brave on the page.”
The stunning landscape of Patmos is a perfect setting for this Salon. Enjoy relaxed but engaging morning talks, interactive learning experiences, writing exercises, small group conversations, and evening story time under the stars. There will be plenty of time to swim in the sea, get massages, hang at lovely beachside cafés, hike, connect with kindred spirits, and explore the beauties and histories of the island.
This one-of-a-kind Salon is for accomplished, aspiring, and novice writers and artists alike. It’s also for those who simply appreciate the artistry of literary, cinematic or theatrical narratives, and want to deepen your engagement with storytelling and personal reflection.
$4,450 per person, double occupancy.
$150 discount per person, for friends/spouses sharing a room.
* A limited number of 'non-participant' fee options are offered for spouses/partners.
(as noted in the Reservation Request Form)
We seek to curate a diverse and creative mix of Salon participants. Apply to attend by submitting a Reservation Request. Hotel room accommodations are assigned on a first-come basis according to the date of your Reservation Request. GoodWorld Journey Salons typically sell out.
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live."