Lara Tupper, MFA, is the author of A Thousand and One Nights, a novel about singers at sea. Her work has appeared in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, The Believer, fivechapters.com, and other literary…
Full Bio & Programs
Soak in fresh air and new writing ideas in the scenic Berkshire hills. Just as Henry David Thoreau did his best thinking while sauntering through the Massachusetts woods, this workshop offers you the opportunity to be guided by the beauty of Kripalu’s grounds, classic poems and essays on nature, and creative writing exercises designed to cultivate awareness. Thoreau, who walked with little regard for speed or purpose, provides an apt lesson in being present with what is.
This program includes
- Gentle, inspiring strolls
- Readings from Frost, Thoreau, and Wordsworth
- Writing exercises designed to stir the five senses, rejuvenate the spirit, and reconnect with the natural world
- A safe, supportive space in which to share your words
- Ways to develop ideas for future writing projects, and strategies for maintaining a practice at home.
Word Walkers ramble outdoors and ruminate indoors. No prior writing experience is necessary, just a willingness to observe and feel.
Note Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a journal to program sessions.
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $452 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $688 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More