Hi 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 Ploughshares, Copper Nickel, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. Fish’s “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.
Travel 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 is an award-winner author who’s been writing, publishing, and teaching flash fiction for nearly 15 years. Her books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities, and Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction, which received the 2021 Readers View Gold Award. Her work has been anthologized widely, appearing in the W.W. Norton New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and The Best Small Fictions 2019, as well as adapted for both stage and screen. She teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder and around the world. http://www.nancystohlman.com