On Campus Program

Women Writers Collective Accelerate Your Masterpiece


For the very first time, authors Tembi Locke (author of the memoir adapted for the Netflix show From Scratch), Allison Gilbert, and Abigail Santamaria are coming to Kripalu for a one-of-a-kind writing retreat! 

Learn how to organize your past on the page and experience a regenerative journey of self-discovery and healing, culminating in a renewed sense of agency over your life. Whether you’re writing for personal fulfillment, aiming for publication, seeking to preserve family stories, or processing your past, these talented presenters will provide you with the tools you need to get started, maintain momentum, shape your ideas, and find your audience. 

Through engaging discussion, group activities, sharing, and ample opportunity to write, you will: 

  • Engage in writing exercises that help organize your past. 
  • Explore what it means to be brave and persistent with your work. 
  • Produce words on the page and accelerate your writing journey. 

This inspiring program will help you map a path for maintaining your writing practice at home and stay with you long after the weekend ends.

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Women Only
Program Theme


Tembi Locke is a New York Times best-selling author, actor, screenwriter, and TV producer whose memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home was adapted into the Netflix series, From Scratch.

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Allison Gilbert is an Emmy award-winning journalist, founder of Pub Day, and coauthor of Listen, World!, the first biography of American writer Elsie Robinson.

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Abigail Santamaria is the founding partner of Biography by Design, a professional biographer, and author whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Literary Hub, and more.

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