The Box Sessions™ are a series of gatherings that celebrate community and cultivate creativity in a variety of artistic fields.

They are based on five principles:

  1. Choosing to live a creative life is a fundamentally brave act.
  2. You are creative even if you don’t think you are.
  3. We are the stories we tell ourselves.
  4. Curiosity and wonder are essential elements of a creative life.
  5. Everyone needs a community.
The inaugural Box Sessions, organized by Sant Epernay, LLC, was held in February 2020 and featured Samin Nosrat, star of the Netflix hit Salt Fat Acid Heat; Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians and In The Heights; Jonathan Franzen, author and National Book Award winner; Domee Shi, who won an Oscar for her film Bao; The Moth and more.
Since then, Mini Box Sessions have been held in Healdsburg, Calif. featuring Oscar-winning animators from Pixar and award-winning writers. And TBS is headed to Mexico in 2024. Tap the buttons below to find out more about future and past gatherings.

Here’s what people are saying:

Megan Schumann called The Box Sessions a “glorious” exploration of creativity.“If the array of perspectives was a taste of the magic Holson conjures around her dinner table, then find a friend like her.”
Lee Weinstein, Author“We loved the first morning after Samin Nosrat’s talk. Lynda Barry just rocked our world — she was so funny. ‘Art is resilient,’ as she said. So are we humans.”
Corny Koehl, Media executive and President, 3 Mutts Media“For decades I have produced for the biggest names in media, specifically in the world of mind-body-spirit. Never had I experienced a weekend event that captures these fundamentals in such an uplifting and entertaining way as I did when I attended The Box Sessions. Like an alchemist, Laura Holson magically mixes style, content, music and soul, resulting in unforgettable experiences, rooted in meaning and connection.”
Mark Thompson, Media Executive and former Chief Executive Officer of The New York Times"At The Box Sessions, the creative sparks fly from start to finish. No one is better than Laura Holson at getting creative talent from every discipline into one place to bounce insights and ideas off each other."
Angi Evans, School executive“Without the pandemic crisis, I would be grateful, but now I think of the weekend often, as it was my last ‘normal’ excursion. I often think back to meeting new people and hearing wonderful ideas in a gorgeous location in the Santa Cruz mountains. Thank you for providing me with a great time.”

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Coming Up in 2024

Join award-winning writer Laura Holson in February 2024 and reignite your creative spark. You’ll learn about painting and photography, as well as take writing and cooking workshops in the picturesque town of San Miguel de Allende.