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Re-Engaging in the Timeless Art of Storytelling

St. Basil Writers’ Workshop prepares a generation of writers to respond to the acute cultural need for restorative stories. Designed for advanced beginning and intermediate fiction and narrative non-fiction writers, the Workshop helps writers hone their craft to connect with today’s readers using time-tested techniques that infuse their words and worlds with the heartbeat of reality. Together with Dostoevsky, we believe that “beauty will save the world.”

About the Workshop

Now in its second season, St. Basil Writers’ Workshop is a 9-month writing program that begins with an in-person retreat in August, after which all courses are hosted online. Admissions is capped at 12 students per year to ensure personalized mentorship and tight-knit community bonding. Instructors are Paul Kingsnorth, Deacon Nicholas Kotar, Jonathan Pageau, Katherine Bolger Hyde, and Dr. Nicole Roccas. The Dean of the program is Deacon Nicholas Kotar.

important dates

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024: Applications Open for Fall 2024
Thursday, January 11th, 2024: Open House at 8pm EST
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: Applications Close
Friday, March 29th, 2024: Acceptance Letters Mailed
August 2024: In-Person Kick-Off Retreat
September 2024 – May 2025: Online Courses