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 between six and eight 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
Workshops and Individual conferences with Dani

Cost: $2,800.00

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

October 12-14, 2018

Kripalu: The Stories We Carry

Dani’s popular writing and meditation workshop. Join her 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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October 18-21, 2018

Tomales Bay – Writing by Writers

The Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known poets and writers.  Manuscript and poetry workshops are limited to 12 participants to ensure an intimate setting.  For information on how to apply, please click here.

When:  October 17-21, 2018 at Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, California, just north of San Francisco in Marin County.

Transforming Chaos Into Art: A Workshop in Fiction and Memoir with Dani Shapiro

The most helpful writing workshops are ones in which the group acts as a single organism, its sole purpose being to help the piece of work at hand become its best possible self. Memoir, fiction – it’s all storytelling. Whether you’re bringing in pages of a memoir-in-progress or a work of fiction, we approach the page with an eye towards structure, character, voice, place, detail. Find the tenacity and take-no-prisoners courage to do your finest work.  Please submit a 3000 word memoir or fiction manuscript.

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November 4-8, 2018

Indagare – Sedona, Arizona

Dani will be guiding this retreat in Sedona:

Experience transformational workshops, healing treatments, meditation and true relaxation at the incredible Mii Amo spa in the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.

On this journey, we will focus on mindfulness and wellbeing while indulging in the many nourishing services offered at Mii amo, an intimate retreat nestled in the red rocks of the Arizona desert that restores and renews the mind, body and soul with spiritual healers as well as hiking and facials. Mii amo, which means “journey” in a Native American language, focuses on one’s “personal journey to health and wellness.” Visitors can choose among five journeys: healthy lifestyle, rejuvenation, de-stress, spiritual exploration and ayurvedic balance—or, you can combine elements of multiple journeys to create your own program.

The price also includes.8 Mii amo spa treatments

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