Winner of the Hemingway Award for a First Novel
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WRITE TO THE FINISH 2016
A 9-month online course to help writers working on a book-length manuscript. Everything is done by phone & email, so you can take part wherever you are. Starts May, taking registrations now. Find out more.
CASA DEL SOL WRITING WORKSHOP at GHOST RANCH September 4-8, 2016
Join us for a sweet, contemplative writing retreat at a secluded hacienda on Georgia O’Keeffe’s historic Ghost Ranch property. Taking registrations now. Find out more.
Your First 10 Pages
Online / Phone Course
One-week intensive feedback seminar for writers
Info on my Workshops page or full details here.
Join my Meditation Teachers Training Program with Sage Institute for Creativity, Consciousness and Environment in Taos. Find program details at sagetaos.org.
Order the new edition of One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories (Hampton Roads, April 2013).
Click News & Views page for links to articles, interviews, stories to hear on the web, and to leave comments for Sean.
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I hope you enjoy browsing my fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as the writing workshops I offer.
I was born in New York City, raised in Miami Beach, and went to University of California in Santa Barbara, finishing up with an MFA in Writing from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO. In 1986 I walked across America with The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. This 9-month adventure gave me a step-by-step sense of the continent, and of American culture, which deeply influences my writing.
Since 1987 I've been a formal practitioner of Zen meditation, spending much time training at Zen monasteries and practice centers. This is another key influence on my work.
I'm always happy to sign books for you or as gifts for your friends; just send them to me with return postage and I'll inscribe and return them. E-mail me (left) for address information.