Workshops & Teaching

From time to time, Dani leads intimate retreats for small groups of writers. If you are interested in being notified about future retreats please send an email to: [email protected]


White Hart Retreats

An intimate workshop, limited to six women, held at the beautiful, elegant White Hart Inn in Salisbury, Connecticut.

We will write. We’ll discuss the writing life. We will share our work and learn. We will revise. We will enjoy inspiration, camaraderie and quiet.

All meals — prepared by chef Annie Wayte
Yoga each day with Nancy Alder, The Flying Yogini.
Workshops and Individual conferences with Dani

Cost: $2,800.00

If you are interested, send a note to:  [email protected]

February 9-11, 2018


The Stories We Carry: Meditation and Writing

Join best-selling author Dani Shapiro for an inspiring experience that stays with you long after you return home. Through a powerful blend of meditation and movement accessible to everyone, generative writing exercises, group sharing, and discussion, we explore the courage, persistence, and patience that it takes to dive into memory and generate new work.

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March 8, 2018 – March 10, 2018

Canyon Ranch,  Tucson, Arizona

 Literary Escape with Dani Shapiro

Enjoy a Canyon Ranch stay specially designed for book lovers. During this getaway, outstanding author Dani Shapiro and book club maven Julie Robinson offer lively discussions on books and culture. Reading the books in advance is not required, but is recommended. Over three days, immerse yourself in a literary vacation.

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March 18-24, 2018

Sirenland Writers Conference

The 12th annual Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.   Check out the workshops that students have called life-changing and that Poets & Writers ranked among the best international writers conferences.

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August 19-24, 2018

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center

Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

Come study memoir at the end of summer in beautiful Provincetown. Five days of intensive workshops. This workshop fills up fast!

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