The Millay Colony offers a range of workshops — from our one-day programs in New York City to multi-day retreats on our glorious upstate campus — all with some of the sharpest writers, editors, publishers, and creative makers in the business.

More details on each of the workshops, including fees and how to apply, at the links.Questions? Contact Caroline Crumpacker at 518-392-4144 or


Retreats include all meals, and ample time to work, ruminate and explore our lush natural surroundings. Private bedrooms and spacious private studios are available for all participants. Participants delve into their work, explore new ideas, meet extraordinary teaching artists and collaborate with others while spending intense work-time on our gorgeous campus. Fragrant with blueberries, thyme, and wildflowers, the quiet loveliness of our campus provides uninterrupted calm and inspiration—the perfect retreat for creativity and relaxation.

FEATURED WORKSHOP Master Class Retreat featuring Carole Maso, Jonny Diamond, & More! July 29 to August 5: Join us for a week of writing workshops, publishing seminars, and manuscript evaluations at our beautiful Berkshires campus.

The Personal is Always Political with Melissa Febos
May 26 to 30: What is the role of the personal writer in this new political landscape?

Personalizing Place with Colleen Kinder
Sept 1 to 5: Every writer, whether a memoirist, short-story writer, playwright, or journalist, must deal with the challenge of how to render sense of place with precision and force.

NYC: The Sanctuary Series of One-Day Workshops

59The Sanctuary Series at the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

This new series of one-day workshops with artists and healers focuses on building bridges, imaging positive social futures, building awareness and manifesting alternatives, all through the creative process.

DISENTANGLING– disaster has come from the outside. don’t give up hope. With Betsy Fagin: June 3.

“No One Cares” – Overcoming Indifference and Roadblocks in a Creative Career. With John Colpitts aka Kid Millions: July TBD.

Further details coming shortly!