Welcome to my website and thanks very much for checking in. Here are some updates.

Hi everyone. A couple of things. First of all, thank you so much for all your kind messages about my Washington Post Pacific Crest Trail story. Your messages mean so much to me. Even the comments were great. One of you even identified the fuzzy ant-like beings that kept me company along the trail. I didn’t realize that they were actually wasps, so I appreciate your entomological feedback!! Also, thank you so much for the advance interest in my personal essay and memoir class. Looks like we’re pretty close to sold out at this point, but please check back with this website soon for other seminars and classes. Hoping to schedule some more when I can! If you’re new to my writing, please take a look at the “other writings” page on this website for some stories and essays you can access. I wrote a book called Under The Stars,…

Announcing my online nonfiction writing class in June, open to beginning and advanced writers

Dan White

Hello friends on both coasts and all over the Midwest — I wanted to let you all that I’m launching a nonfiction writing class called Story of My Life, open to students at all levels of experience, from published authors to beginning writers. The dates for the class are June 6, 13, 20, and 27 (every Saturday in June) from 1230 to 230 PM Pacific Standard Time. Email me for details at dwhitescruz@yahoo.com and add you to the registration list. (updated: as of today there is only one spot left. Thanks, everyone, for all the advance interest in this class. I really appreciate it!) Flannery O’Connor once said, “The fact is that anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.” All of us have enough raw material for a fat book of personal essays and at least a couple of…

Honored to be joining the nonfiction faculty at Catamaran Literary Conference in July

I’m proud to announce that I will be at the Catamaran Literary Conference July 26-30, leading a workshop group each morning (9:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.) with up to 12 writers. Each participant will submit up to twenty pages of creative nonfiction writing for review by the workshop group. The writing should be creative in nature and may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece. The workshop meets four mornings (Mon.-Thurs.) and each participant will learn methods for revising their own work and will receive focused feedback from the group on their craft. This class will also serve as an ideas-generating machine for writers, encouraging a strong sense of play, improvisation and experimentation to foster in-the-moment creativity. Looking forward to meeting you and delving into your work!