Ginnah Howard

Ginnah Howard‘s work has appeared in Water~Stone Review, PermafrostPortland Review, Descant 145, Eleven Eleven JournalThe Tusculum Review, and elsewhere. Several stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Night Navigation, Book 2 of her upstate novel trilogy, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Chronogram called Book 3, Doing Time Outside (Standing Stone Books, 2013), “a beautiful read.”  Book 1 of the trilogy, Rope & Bone: A Novel in Stories (Illume, 2014) was listed by Publishers Weekly as one of the “best of the best” Indie books of 2015. In her latest book, I’m Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class, Howard focuses on a year of working with students in a small rural town. For further information, visit

We’re very happy that Ginnah will be returning this year to teach a daily morning workshop for the Writers Colony track of the Writers Retreat, for women who have a work in progress or who simply want to combine a daily workshop with long stretches of time every day to write intensively under the guidance of a writing coach, this is the track for you. Ginnah will individually critique a sample of your work, and advise you on all aspects of writing and finishing a completed manuscript and readying it for publication.