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Writing By Writers GET THE LEAD OUT! is an online generative workshop that brings all levels of writers together for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of new work.

When:  January 17 - 19, 2025 online over Zoom.

Tuition:  $750 includes one three-day workshop, admittance to all craft talks and readings.

Format:  Workshops will begin in the afternoon of Friday, January 17, 2025, at 1:00pm Pacific and end on Sunday, January 19, 2025, at 4:30pm Pacific. Each day will feature a craft talk by one of our faculty members and participants will split into small groups where they will dissect the art and craft of writing through lectures, writing exercises and class discussions. We won’t be reading and critiquing manuscripts, but rather closely examining elements of craft with the intention of allowing participants to see their work with deeper insight while also generating new material. Each participant will have the opportunity to work in a small group setting with all three faculty members. Whether you are just getting started or have projects that need new life, this workshop will offer inspiration and insight to take you to the next level. 

Faculty: Pam Houston and two more faculty coming soon!





Pam Houston

Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, which won the 2019 Colorado Book Award, the High Plains Book Award and the Reading The West Advocacy Award and more recently, Air Mail: Letters of Politics Pandemics and Place coauthored with Amy Irvine. She is also the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness, Contents May Have Shifted, and four other books of fiction and nonfiction, all published by W.W. Norton. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level on a 120-acre homestead near the headwaters of the Rio Grande and teaches creative writing at UC Davis and at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is cofounder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing by Writers and fiction editor at the Environmental Arts Journal She raises Icelandic Sheep and Irish Wolfhounds and is a fierce advocate for the Earth. 

Coming Soon

Faculty Coming Soon!

Coming Soon

Faculty Coming Soon!

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Workshop Schedule*


1:00 – 1:15 pm           Welcome & Orientation

1:15 – 3:15 pm           Workshop with faculty

4:00 – 6:00 pm           Small Group Sessions

6:00 – 6:30 pm           Contest Winner Readings


10:00 – 12:00 pm      Workshop with Pam Houston

2:00 – 4:00 pm          Small Group Sessions

4:30 – 5:30 pm          Faculty Readings


10:00 – 12:00 pm       Workshop with 

2:00 – 4:00 pm           Small Group Sessions

4:00 – 4:30 pm           Wrap-up




Registration Details

GET THE LEAD OUT! is open to all levels of writer and is limited to approximately 20 participants per small group to ensure and intimate setting. All the session will be held over Zoom. The total cost of the workshop is $750. 

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel up to 30 days before the event your tuition will be refunded minus a $150 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the event are contingent upon filling your place and will be made only if your place is filled. In the unlikely event that we must cancel a workshop and you do not wish to transfer to another workshop, you will receive a full refund.

(Coming Soon)

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