Stanford students on an igloo-building expedition in Yosemite National Park.

Image by Andrew Todhunter.


Andrew Todhunter has taught writing craft and creativity to groups and individuals for more than fifteen years, including workshops in Paris and San Francisco. He often integrates mindfulness training, embodied practices and wilderness experience into his courses and workshops.



Todhunter has taught at Stanford since 2010, through the Department of Biology, the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, the Stanford Storytelling Project, Honors in the Arts and Continuing Studies. He is the co-founder of The Senior Reflection, a creative capstone program in Biology, with Stanford neurobiologist and conservation photographer Sue McConnell, and a co-founder of the Stanford LifeWorks program for integrative learning.



Todhunter works privately with individual writers of all ages and levels of experience, from published novelists to MFA students and writers new to the craft. Recent clients include a leading biologist writing a memoir about encounters with wildlife to a prize-winning poet at work on a book of experimental nonfiction. Through video communication technologies Todhunter works remotely with clients worldwide.

“Andrew’s warmth, his sincerity and his ability to create an inspirational learning environment all combine to make him an excellent workshop leader… His dedication to his students is inspirational.”

       —Charlotte Gullick, Director, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

For more information about working privately with Andrew Todhunter on fiction or nonfiction projects of any length, please email:



In addition to private instruction, Andrew offers group workshops and guided writing retreats in the United States, France, Italy and other international locations.

For the latest information on dates and locations for upcoming workshops and retreats, or to request a custom-designed workshop for your organization or private group, please email: