August 22, 2015
January 2014 marked The Sun’s fortieth anniversary, and we’re finally getting around to celebrating that milestone. We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, August 22, from 6 to 11 PM for a “Better Late Than Never” gathering in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sy Safransky, the founder and editor of The Sun, will be there along with the magazine’s staff and longtime contributors Poe Ballantine, Krista Bremer, Doug Crandell, Frances Lefkowitz, Alison Luterman, and Sparrow. The festivities will include music, food, readings, and a few surprises. Tickets are $40 per person ($1 for every year) and include admission, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and nonalcoholic beverages. (There will be a cash bar.) We have a limited number of tickets, and they’re only available online. Click here for details.
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
October 16 – October 18, 2015
We invite you to join Sun authors Christopher Bursk, Frances Lefkowitz, Brenda Miller, Sparrow, and Joe Wilkins, along with editor and publisher Sy Safransky, for a lively weekend of writing, conversation, and inspiration. The gathering will be held at Esalen, a retreat center situated on twenty-seven acres of spectacular Big Sur coastline. The Sun is offering four full scholarships to writers who can make a strong case that they would benefit from this retreat but are unable to afford it. Scholarship applications must be received by August 15.