I’m Creating a Wormhole in Spain

Cat Rambo
7 min readMar 29, 2023

I’ve been sitting on the following news for a while and I can finally reveal it! This year the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers takes a new step forward in the form of the Wayward Wormhole, an intensive writing workshop in a frickin’ CASTLE IN SPAIN. Excuse me while I hyperventilate, but I am that excited (and a little terrified) by all of this.

Here’s the formal announcement:

The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers (academy.catrambo.com), fantasy and science fiction’s premiere online learning center, announces a new venture for 2023 — the Wayward Wormhole, an intensive writing workshop with some of the industry’s top teachers.

The inaugural Wayward Wormhole will run November 1 to 21, 2023 at Castle de Llaés, in the municipality of Gurb, Spain. Look northward from the castle to see the Pyrenees and southward to see the rolling hills of Catalonia. Ten students and four instructors will spend three weeks here writing and critiquing, while a virtual component allows other students to experience Wormhole-Light.

The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers has been in existence for twelve years, serving hundreds of students who have gone on to win awards, honors, and accolades, including Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. “I attended Clarion West, and have taught at multiple workshops now,” says Academy founder Cat Rambo. “While others have delivered the gold standard, I want to stretch to the platinum level and deliver an amazing workshop in an equally amazing setting.”

The Wayward Wormhole instructors for 2023 are Tobias Buckell, Ann Leckie, Sarah Pinsker, and Cat Rambo, all seasoned instructors of the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. Details on how to apply for the workshop, costs, and other information can be found at http://www.catrambo.com/waywardwormhole

June Classes

Here’s the new online live classes for June. You can find the full list of March-June classes here. Many of them are also available in on-demand form here.

Video Recordings of Past Classes

I’m trying to standardize making these videos available going forward. Cost is $40 per class if you support me on Patreon; otherwise $50. To receive the recording link(s), mail me and state whether you are a Patreon supporter and how you would prefer to pay (Venmo, Paypal, check, or some other means). Classes are available for six months after they are given.

Videos That Are Currently Available

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That’s it for this newsletter! I’m looking forward to spring and hope that you are as well. This year my house turns 100 and part of the spring plans are to get the backyard in shape for entertaining. I’ll be at GenCon and DragonCon this year, but other than a couple of personal trips, I’ll be headdown and writing away on the books I have due this year. Stay well and be kind. :)



Cat Rambo

World Fantasy and Nebula-nominated speculative fiction writer/editor. I read and write a lot.