Since 1974, The Sun has published the kind of brave, revealing writing that lives up to the magazine’s motto: “What is to give light must endure burning.” We invite you to join Sun readers, authors, and staff for a weekend retreat celebrating the written word. The authors will lead workshops geared to bring forth the best in your own essays, short stories, and poems. A Readers Write session will help get your pen moving. There will be opportunities to speak with editor and founder Sy Safransky. And the weekend will include readings by Sy and the authors.
You don’t have to think of yourself as a writer to attend, because the best part of a Sun gathering is getting to meet people who appreciate the magazine’s compassionate, unflinching view of the world as much as you do. We hope you’ll join us.
The Sun will host two lively weekends of writing and conversation:
- May 18–20 in North Carolina: Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland.
- October 19–21 in California: Esalen Institute, Big Sur.
Full scholarships will be available for each event. Details will be posted in mid-February on our events page.