Kathy Fish

IMG_7412Hi friends, fellow writers & travelers! I’m excited for the opportunity to write and retreat with you around the world! In my travels, I have been to Australia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Barbados, the U.K., and various places throughout the U.S. I lived as an ex-pat for six years in Australia. I have always found travel restorative, exciting, and inspiring. It awakens my adventurous spirit and hunger to learn and grow. I love meeting people from all over the world. It’s important to Nancy and me that our retreat venues are beautiful, unique, and creatively nurturing. Each offers its own particular vibe. There is truly something for everyone.

BIO: Kathy Fish has published five collections of short fiction, most recently Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003-2018. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in PloughsharesCopper NickelWashington Square Review, and elsewhere. Fishs “Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild,” was selected for Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 and the current edition of The Norton Reader. She is a recipient of the Copper Nickel Editors’ Prize and a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship. Her newsletter, The Art of Flash Fiction, provides free monthly craft articles and writing prompts.

Nancy Stohlman

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_5916-1.jpgTravel and writing are like chocolate and peanut butter for me. I moved abroad with my military family when I was 5 years old, spending my early school years in bases overseas in both Germany and Spain. After a short stint as a actress, I bought a van in my early 20s and spent many years traveling across the U.S. with the Renaissance Festival. I’ve been lucky to have been able visit to 19 countries, including a remote study abroad in Nepal, journalistic dispatches from refugee camps in Palestine, and I first visited and fell in love with Iceland in 2015. For me, the intersection of travel and writing is my sweetest spot, and I feel myself most inspired in that space of novelty, focus, and attention. 

BIO: Nancy Stohlman’s new flash novel, After the Rapture, is forthcoming from Mason Jar Press in 2023. She is a fan of the short and the strange, and she has been a leader and advocate in the flash fiction literary movement for more than 15 years. Her book Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction won a Reader Views Gold Award and was recently re-released as an audiobook. Her other books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities (finalist for a Colorado Book Award), Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and her avant garde operetta The Monster Opera. Her work has been included in the Norton anthology New Micro, The Best Small Fictions, and adapted for both stage and screen. She teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder and runs creative workshops and retreats around the world.