Meet the Team
This stellar team of writers will deliver eight amazing workshops in 2023.
Christie Wright Wild
Christie is the founder of the Writers Who Run Retreat, where she helps writers and runners connect with the two passions they love most. She loves to travel, but mostly for writing and running events. She is represented by Stacey Graham of Three Seas Literary. Christie mostly writes picture books, but is also working on a couple middle grade novels. She teaches plotting skills inside her online course, Plot Like A Novelist.
Rachel is the content marketing specialist for Taliesin Preservation, a National Historic Landmark. Formerly, she was the editor at BRAVA, a Wisconsin digital publication. She has been a guest faculty member at The Highlights Foundation, Hugo House, The Loft Literary Center, and Write to Publish. Rachel was a 2018 We Need Diverse Books mentorship finalist and continues to be a program volunteer. She is a book reviewer for Shelf Awareness, and is also the founder of The Little Book Project WI.
April received her undergraduate degree from Scripps College before going on to study writing at USC. She was a resident of the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in 2017 and attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in 2018. In 2019 her short story “Ultra” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A fourth-generation Californian, she lives in La Cañada Flintridge with her husband and two children. She is a practicing Buddhist, half-hearted gardener, and occasional runner. 142 Ostriches is her first novel.
The fourth, and final, faculty member will be announced before registration opens.