Pam directs the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers, is professor of English at UC Davis, teaches in The Institute of American Indian Art’s Low-Rez MFA program, and at writer’s conferences around the country and the world.

Here are some other places you can study with Pam in 2015 and 2016.

Upcoming 2015

October 21-25: Writing By Writers @ Tomales Bay, Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, California (just north of San Francisco in Marin County). 2015’s star studded faculty line up:  Mark Doty, Steve Almond, Lidia Yuknavitch, yours truly, and two other writers yet to come.  Workshops will be offered in fiction, memoir and poetry.  http://writingxwriters.org/tomales-bay/


April 8-10, 2016 – The Writing By Writers Workshop @  Boulder, The Colorado Chautauqua (a National Historic Landmark), Boulder, Colorado. The Writing By Writers Workshop @  Boulder brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of new work. http://writingxwriters.org/boulder-workshop/
May 4-8, 2016 – The Methow Valley Workshop, in the town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley, Washington State. The Methow Valley Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers.  All manuscript workshops are limited to 12 participants to ensure an intimate setting. http://writingxwriters.org/methow-valley-workshop/

June 5-25, Mont Blanc Writing Workshop, Chamonix, France. More information to follow soon.

August 21 to August 27, 2016 – The Glint of Light on Broken Glass, The Inn at Lake Connamarra, Hope, B. C. Canada, (two hours east of Vancouver). A Workshop in Writing Stories, Essays and Poems with Pam Houston and Ellen Bass. http://www.ellenbass.com/readings-workshops/the-glint-of-light-on-broken-glass/ [Download & Print a PDF Flyer]

November 11-14, 2016 – Manuscript Boot Camp (BY Writing By Writers).More information to follow soon.  http://writingxwriters.org

Past Programs 2015

Weekend Workshop with Lidia Yuknavitch, Port Townsend, WA,  January 24-25, 2015 http://writersworkshoppe.com

Writing By Writers at Chautauqua Boulder, generative workshop with Gary Ferguson and Alan Heathcock, Boulder, CO  April  17-19, 2015  http://writingxwriters.org

Breadloaf Orion Environmental Writers Conference, Middlebury Vermont, June 1-7, 2015 http://www.middlebury.edu/blwc/BLOrion

Manuscript Boot Camp (BY Writing By Writers) with Tom Barbash and Josh Weil.  June 11-14, 2015, Marshall, California  http://writingxwriters.org

Mont Blanc Writing Workshop with Cheryl Strayed, Alan Heathcock and Ruth Reichl.  June 15-26, Chamonix, France. http://michaeldahlie.com/mont-blanc-workshops/

The Story You Have To Tell, with Cheryl Strayed, Steve Almond, Samantha Dunn, and Alan Heathcock, Jun 28-Jul 03, Esalen, Big Sur, CA.  This Workshop Is Full.

Port Townsend Writers Conference, Port Townsend, WA, July 12-19, 2015.  http://centrum.org/writers-conference-faculty-class-descriptions/

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, with David Hilliard, Provincetown, Massachusetts, August 9-14, 2015  http://web.fawc.org

Writing By Writers Sea Kayaking and Writing Adventure.  September 12-14, 2015.  San Juan Island, Washington State.  http://writingxwriters.org/adventures/sea-kayaking-adventure/


17 thoughts on “Teaching

  1. Hi Pam,
    Dream? Greece

    Reality? Port Townsend.

    What dates will you be teaching in Washington?

    Marianne Porter

  2. You apply directly through the conference website. If you google the name of the conference you want to apply to, it should take you through the steps. Hope to see you there! Pam

  3. I am a beginning writer – would the Port Townsend workshop be appropriate?
    Any workshops in the America’s like the one you are giving at La Serrania – Writing Between Life and Fiction?

  4. HI Pam,
    Congratulations on your new book! I loved it. Short, Sweet..
    So easy to be transported with you on all your adventures!
    When are you in Denver next? Miss the wrting group!

  5. Pam – Devastated I missed your Boulder book stop. Rarely go down on Pearl (too many tourists), so I didn’t see your flyer. Will you be teaching any Colorado workshops in foreseeable future? Have watched you grow through writing, and witnessed your amazing discoveries. Thank you for being a writer.

  6. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to attend the workshop. Is it possible to buy a separate ticket to Pam’s talk and book signing. I’m a former writer (25 years), so the workshops hold little interest for me. I just want the pleasure of listening to, and meeting Pam. If a separate ticket is not possible, then please let her know how much I enjoy her writing. Wish she could churn out even more, but I know these things take time. Dianne Cauble

  7. From: Still Devastated (Dianne Cauble) I used “devastated” in my first email to reflect your depiction of Boulder residents, where finding a pair of shoes in a watermelon shade evolves into a manic obsession. Because I can’t afford (and don’t really want to attend) the workshop, is there any way I can purchase a pass to attend your appearance? I’m not a stalker, just an over exuberant fan. What else would you expect from this place?

  8. Hi Dianne, I’m the director at the Creative Conferences. Oh, I’m struggling with this one. How do I be fair to the others who didn’t have this option? My inability to say “no” somehow always wins out. Be at the Grand Assembly at Chautauqua just prior to 4pm. Be inconspicuous (no coveted watermelon shoes) and slip me a 10-spot discretely once you find me 🙂

  9. Michelle – I’m forever grateful, and will blend right in. And, thanks for your inability to say “no.” In the past, I’ve only been this persistent about Mick Jagger, but I’m over that now. Thank god.

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