The Narrative Project and Sidekick Press have teamed up to form Wayfaring Writers. We invite you to immerse yourself in the food, drink, art, history, and natural beauty of the unfamiliar while sharpening your writing craft through classes on place and character.

This December, Wayfaring Writers is returning to Oaxaca, Mexico, and we’re bringing along Laura Mazer, agent with Wendy Sherman Associates, and Grant Faulkner, executive director of NaNoWriMo. Grant will be holding a Flash Fiction session called “The Art of Brevity” on August 23 at 5 p.m. (Pacific).

Come meet Grant, learn about The Art of Brevity, and our trip to Oaxaca!

Flash Fiction Masterywith Grant FaulknerWhat’s more fun than FLASH FICTION? Join us at Wayfaring Writers as we host Grant Faulkner, Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and author of a new book coming out in 2023 called The Art of Brevityas he leads us in a flash fiction experience. He’ll give us strategy, inspiration, and courage—and a sneak peak of what’s in store when his book comes out.

You’ll also find out how you can join Grant on a writerly adventure to Oaxaca, Mexico, in December.

Class Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 5 pm (Pacific Time)

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Cost: FREE!! Come have some summer fun with us.


Write the world with us…

In December 2022, Wayfaring Writers is returning to Oaxaca, Mexico, for a writing adventure!

Travel is the best thing we know to spark your adventurous spirit and inspire creativity. And travel WRITING offers opportunities to be inspired by PLACE and CHARACTER like nothing else.

The retreat is a rare opportunity for a small group of writers to immerse themselves in their craft while experiencing the food, drink, art, and history of Oaxaca. We’ll revel in the ancient architecture, stroll through bustling markets, experience culinary adventures (crickets anyone?), and enjoy panoramic views from lofty lookout points.

Special guests: Grant Faulker, executive director of NaNoWriMo, and Laura Mazer, agent with Wendy Sherman Associates

What are you waiting for?

Space is limited and filling up fast. Visit for all the details and our tentative itinerary.