Live Seminars

“The workshop you gave on Whidbey Island blew me away – I learned so much from you, but also I became inspired and motivated again. Thank you!
I am leaving tomorrow for my first Writer’s Retreat in Albuquerque – they will have a hard press to provide in 3 days what you did in one!”
~ Kathy Sechrist

Sheila presents at conferences, teaches writing intensives and is available by phone. Would you like Sheila to teach in your area? Email her the details. 

Here is her upcoming schedule (don’t forget to check this page for additions as the year goes on): 

July 21 – 23
Anderson Island, WA, 2017 Writing Retreat, Dianne Avey, Director. Limited to 12 participants. Enrollment is now full. Wait list only.

August 13
Port Townsend, WA, Poem Making: Writing and revising poetry workshop 10 – 6. Poet Sharon Bryan joins Sheila in a day of creating and revising new work. This class meets at a private home overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Email Sheila for details.

September 21 – 28
Lake Garda, Italy. Includes hotel rooms, meals and workshop fee as well as participation in adventures. Visit Il Chiostro for description, fees, and registration. Limited to 12 participants. Post workshop consult with a New York editor added to the event!

December 10 – 16
Waikola, Hawai’i (Big Island), Week-long writers workshop featuring Sheila Bender, Jordan Hartt, and Brenda Miller. Visit Kahini Hawai’i Writer’s Retreat for information on lodging, workshop schedule and registration. Workshop now full.