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 New York campus — all with some of the sharpest writers, editors, publishers, and artists around.

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

2018 Workshop Season details coming soon!


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 Upstate New York campus provides uninterrupted calm and inspiration.


*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.

*Master Class Retreat featuring Carole Maso, Jonny Diamond, & More! July 29 to Aug 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?

The Sanctuary Series of One-Day Workshops

59This series of workshops is part of our newly formed Alliance Program. It brings together artists, people working in the healing arts and educators in collaborative sessions that ask participants to creatively imagine desired cultural and community outcomes as well as their role within those outcomes. Held in New York City, these are 2-3 hour workshops centered on writing or visual art-making.

*Fall 2017    “NO ONE CARES”: Overcoming Indifference and Creative Roadblocks with John Colpitts aka Kid Millions


*September 16   CREATING ART, CREATING CHANGE with Kavita Das

*June 3    DISENTANGLING: Disaster Has Come from the Outside with Betsy Fagin