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Mentoring a New Generation of Inklings

St. Basil Writers’ Workshop is the gathering place for this generation’s Inklings. Designed for advanced beginning and intermediate fiction and narrative non-fiction writers, the Workshop prepares writers to respond to the acute cultural need for restorative stories by helping 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, Dr. Nicole Roccas, and Dr. Samira Kawash. The Dean of the program is Deacon Nicholas Kotar.

Our Instructors

Nicole Roccas
Jonathan Pageau
Paul Kingsnorth
Samira Kawash
Katherine Bolger Hyde
Nicholas Kotar

A Word from Our Graduates

important dates

August 2024: In-Person Kick-Off Retreat for Cohort 2
September 2024 – May 2025: Online Courses
November 1st, 2024: Applications Open for Fall 2025 November 7th, 2024: Open House for Fall 2025
December 31st, 2024: Applications Close for Fall 2025
February 28th, 2025: Cohort 3 Accepted