The Peripatetic Writing Workshop Goes to Woodstock, NY

July 3-10 and July 10-17, 2015


The non-profit Peripatetic Writing Workshop, Inc., now in its 24th year, returns to Woodstock, NY this summer, after several years abroad, for a two-session workshop and retreat. The peer workshop will take place July 3-10th, followed by a week of retreat with exercises and tutorials, July 10-17th. Writers may participate for either one or two weeks. A third writer, Aaron Hamburger, will join the faculty this summer.

The Peripatetic Writing Workshop was founded on Shelter Island in 1991 by Martha Hughes as a gathering place for writers in need of both quiet time for writing and exposure of their work to a teacher and group of peers who would give them an honest but caring read. In keeping with its name, the Peripatetic has moved freely from state to state and country to country, holding workshops on Shelter Island, NY; Achill Island, Ireland; Anna Maria Island, Florida; Antigua, Guatemala; Siracusa, Sicily; and Verona, Italy. Regardless of location, what remains the same year after year is the stimulating atmosphere and warm camaraderie created by a serious group of writers sharing work and writing concerns.

Woodstock is an historic art colony with the fresh air of the Catskill Mountains as its backdrop.

The Peri Writers in Italy

Peri Writers Verona, Italy Summer 2014

“I loved the writing assignments….a good balance between them and critiques and the interesting mix of writers.”
Judy Allen, Anna Maria Island, 2014

“This is truly a working writers' workshop with group critiques and exercises, which advance the work and enhance or refresh participants' skills.”
John Soebbing, Anna Maria Island, Fla. 2015

“I really enjoyed the trip to Verona Arena Opera, despite the rain. The balance between workshop and travel worked well. As the workshops proceeded, everyone had constructive comments and there was a sense that we wanted everyone to succeed.”
Linda Peng, Verona, Italy, 2014