About Blue Ridge Writing Academy
- Have you ever wanted to write about your life?
- Perhaps you want to leave something behind for your family, or maybe you feel compelled to put your own life into words because you sense it will be healing. (Trust us. It will be.)
- Do you dream of becoming a published author?
Blue Ridge Writing Academy can help you write your own memoir.
Located on our beautiful 25-acre farm in Meadows of Dan, Virginia (three miles from Milepost 177.7 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), we offer weekend (two-day) bootcamp classes for writers of all levels. Classes are capped at five participants, so you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention. And we play with donkeys too.
Your host, Christal Presley, PhD, is the author of Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD (HCI Books, 2012), and has appeared on over 100 TV and radio shows including CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, NPR, Fox News, Canada AM, and more, to talk about writing as an agent for personal healing. She has been a visiting author at LaGrange College, the University of North Georgia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was also a nominee for Georgia Author of the Year in 2012. Christal currently teaches 9th and 10th grade English at Patrick County High School, and curates Blue Ridge Story Space, a monthly storytelling event in Floyd, Virginia.