Writing Workshops, Retreats, and Events at The Garrison Institute

Therese Broderick sends along this information on upcoming writing workshops, retreats, and events at The Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY.

Robert Polito and Tina Chang: No Walls Here: Writing and Art along the Edges, Borders, and Margins
September 8-10, 2017
Join acclaimed poet, essayist, and Bob Dylan biographer Robert Polito and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang for a transformative weekend exploring new hybrid forms in poetry, literature, and the visual arts.

Mark Matousek and Maria Sirios: Writing to Awaken
November 17-19, 2017
Bestselling author Mark Matousek and psychologist Dr. Maria Sirois lead this writing workshop that will help participants gain tools to help flow between feelings of loneliness and belonging with more calm, curiosity, and humor.

Mark Nepo: The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Freedom that Waits in Your Heart
December 1-3, 2017
A writing workshop with poet, philosopher, and teacher Mark Nepo. Nepo uses stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue to explore how we might truly inhabit the one life we’re given: by getting closer to life, loving what you do, finding what can last, and by being kind and useful.

Robert Polito and Gregory Pardlo: Experimenting with Voice along the Borders of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
December 15-17, 2017
Robert Polito and the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo lead this innovative poetry workshop on voice and vision in modern writing.


The Garrison Institute was founded on the belief that action in the world is more compassionate and more effective when infused with the wisdom and skill cultivated in contemplative practices. Overlooking the Hudson River in a beautifully renovated former Capuchin monastery, the Institute convenes and supports those who are exploring the wisdom, values and insight gained through contemplative practices to catalyze personal and social transformation.