Writing Workshops

I am offering workshops in inspiring natural settings in 2024. 

Writing from Nature in the Alps: May 27-June 2, 2024.

We will spend the first few days at a classic Swiss mountain inn in the Bernese Oberland. From there, you will be walking for part of the mornings and afternoons, sometimes alone and sometimes with me. Guided writing in the inn. I promise you will discover new things about your creative process and your writing plans. My partner in this workshop is Alpine Hikers, which handles all of the wonderful accommodations.

The heart of the workshop is on the first three days. I will send you out on trails to observe, move, and reflect, after which we will write together at the inn. We will have a guide with us as we explore trails in the Haslital valley in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region. On May 30, we will move to Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s most powerful mountain. In Zermatt, we will be free to wander and do what we want. We will finish with one night in Old Town Zurich before flying home on June 2.


  • 5/27,28,29 Schwarzwaldalp mountain inn
  • 5/30,31 Zermatt, 3-star hotel
  • 6/1 Zurich, 3-star hotel


  • Writer’s workshop with me
  • Six nights in hotels
  • All breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners
  • 3-day 2nd-class Swiss rail pass

For information and to sign up, go here. Any questions? Email me: chris@chriswoodside.com. I’d love to answer any question you may have.

Writing from Nature on Squam Lake, New Hampshire, June 13-16, 2024.

Rockywold-Deephaven Camps is a special family camp tucked below the Squam Range, six miles north of Holderness, New Hampshire, and south of the White Mountains. I know the trails, woods, and lake of this place better than I know my own back yard.

I climbed my first mountain here at age three and ran my first Writing from Nature workshop here several years ago. This year’s workshop lasts three days, allowing plenty of time for the solo rambles I send you on, the guided writing and the exercise I call “field guide to a morning”—and also pleasant stretches of time just to unwind. RDC is rustic yet comfortable. We will likely be in a large cabin or one of the lodges. Most rooms are shared, but there is plenty of opportunity for privacy. The food is excellent. Our own docks and access to boating and swimming. I promise you that your time with me will connect you to new ideas and new ways of exploring them. 

Rate: $1,500 includes meals, lodging, workshop and workshop materials. Boat rentals and newspaper delivery available for a modest added cost.

Career-builder (you’ve been working less than five years) rates are 20% off. Students get 25% off. With questions, contact me directly: christine.woodside@gmail.com.

To sign up, visit this form. So that I can reserve our spots at RDC, payment is required at registration. Thank you! I look forward to working with you.




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