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Sands Hall is the Writer in Residence

at the May 2022 event for The Writers’ Salon

May 14-21, 2022  Limited space, reserve your spot now!

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SANDS HALL is the author of the memoir, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology (Counterpoint), Finalist for the Northern California Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction, and a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book in Religion and Spirituality. Blackstone Audio produced the audio book, read by the author.  Sands is also the author of the novel, Catching Heaven (Ballantine), a Random House Reader’s Circle selection and Finalist for the Willa Award (Woman Writing the West) in Contemporary Fiction. She also has a book of essays and exercises, Tools of the Writer’s Craft. Her stories and essays have appeared in such journals as New England Review, Iowa Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and, forthcoming, in Alta. She brings her extensive theatre experience as playwright, actor, and director, as well as her work as a singer/songwriter and performer, to her teaching. Professor Emeritus (English and Creative Writing) at Franklin & Marshall College, she works as a writing coach and teaches privately and for a number of conferences and workshops, including the Community of Writers and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California.

Writing is a solitary endeavor, but we don’t need to do it alone. Sometimes our inspiration comes in solitude, sometimes in community. The Writers Salon provides an effective, useful, and fun combination of these sometimes conflicting parts of our writing practice. Our Spring 2022 Writers Salon event takes place at the Whitehawk Ranch ( and provides a combination of those two experiences. Payment includes lodging, breakfast and dinner, and daily Salon Sessions. The days are yours for contemplation, research, gathering with your fellow participants, nature walks, and, of course writing.  Late each afternoon we gather for the Salon: a craft talk, Q&A, and discussion, followed by dinner, during which there’s lively conversation, and opportunities to share work in progress. SPECIAL OFFER: 60-minute private one-on-one session with Sands Hall is included with a 5-night stay. Submit up to 750 words in advance, or during the WIR event (48 hour turn around), and meet with Sands to discuss your project and writing. Limited to six participants per session to ensure an intimate Salon environment, this WIR event is anchored at a private home for Salon Sessions and dinner in Whitehawk Ranch. Lodging/breakfast provided at the Whitehawk Lodge or private home in Clio, CA.* Full session commitment is preferable, but shorter stays (two-night minimum) are welcome.

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Nature walks and hikes, novice paved walking to strenuous hikes, available on sight and in the greater Graeagle area.

Best Trails in Blairsden Graeagle | AllTrails


Application/Registration deadline March 31, 2022

Early Bird deadline (5% off) ends February 15, 2022


$275 per night, includes lodging, 2 meals per day, daily 3-hour WIR Salon Session. 


SPECIAL OFFER 5-day enrollment includes 1-HOUR private session with Sands Hall

COMPLIMENTARY Refillable leather journal with 4-day participation


Contact The Writers’ Salon at for more information.

* Proof of current COVID vaccine required

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Presented by The Writers' Salon

3421 Cedar Drive | Park City, Utah 84098


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