Sweet Briar Summer: Arts and Writing Retreat

June 22 – 25, 2023

Sweet Briar College will host an Arts and Writing Retreat June 22-25, 2023. This event will feature 3-day hands-on master class workshops in writing, photography, mixed media, dance, and podcast creation, all held on the beautiful Sweet Briar campus, with lodging and meals included.

The classes will be led by distinguished Sweet Briar faculty including John Gregory Brown and Medford Taylor as well as professional artists like Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, the artistic directors of Orange Grove Dance. These workshops will be complemented by a full slate of afternoon activities and evening events, including readings, performances, and a keynote.

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint Author Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint (photo by Dennis Shyu). Keynote Speaker

The Sweet Briar Summer Keynote Speaker will be prize-winning novelist and memoirist Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, winner of the Graywolf Prize and the AAPI Award for Literature.



A group of students sitting around a table laughing. Master Class Workshops 

The Land as Art 
Smartphone Photography
So the Story Begins: Using Prompts to Find Your Way Forward
Writing Your Life Story
Yoga Improvisations Embodied Metaphors                     REGISTER NOW!
Telling Stories with Sound

A dancer moving over another dancer in stage light Orange Grove Dance Evening Events

Keynote Talk: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint
An evening with John Gregory Brown and the Sweet Briar writing faculty
Dance Performance: Orange Grove Dance


Join us for a weekend of creativity!
Sweet Briar Alumnae are eligible for a discount!
Email SweetBriarSummer@sbc.edu for the discount code before registering.


*This event is open to men and women ages 18 and older.