Retreats

February  & August 2019 Retreats

Writing at Stump Sprouts: August 11 – 14, 2019

Relaxing at Stump SproutsJoin me for a four-day, three-night retreat at Stump Sprouts Guest Lodge in Hawley, Massachusetts. The lodge sits on a high meadow with inspiring views of the surrounding hills and the lower valley. Close at hand are organic vegetable gardens and perennial flowers, and just beyond you will find 450 acres of wild lands networked with hiking trails. Meals are prepared while you write, wander a path, or nap.

Beginning writers will be find the encouragement and safety they need to let authentic voices emerge. For writers who understand their artistic process, this is an opportunity to achieve a different tone or experiment with a new aspect of craft.

Chairs at RetreatWe will arrive at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, share dinner and an evening of writing. On Monday and Tuesday we will write together in the morning and early afternoon then take time for ourselves until dinner. We will write again in the evening. On Wednesday we will write in the morning and leave after lunch by 2:00 p.m.

The cost is $700 with shared rooms and all meals included. To register, please send:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • $100 registration fee by June 30th, 2018

For cancellations made prior to 6 weeks before the event, I will hold the registration. The remainder of the full fee is due two weeks prior to the retreat, at which time those on the waiting list will be notified of cancelled registrations.

Stump Sprouts View

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Writing at Serra Retreat, Malibu February 4 – 7, 2019

The hills overlooking Malibu Bay are the perfect setting for a writing getaway in February. Bring your already-started or your not-yet-begun writing ideas! Serra Retreat is a paradise of gardens, pathways, a labyrinth, and the sparkling Pacific Ocean beyond. In this secluded setting, with gorgeous tile work and splashing fountains, you will find inspiration. Meals are ready when we have written to our heart’s content.

We will arrive at 11:00 on Monday, February 4, gather for lunch and write through the afternoon. In the evening we will share our work. On Tuesday and Wednesday we will write together in the morning and early afternoon, with late afternoon given to individual writing and explorations. After dinner we will read our writing. Thursday, we will write in the morning and say good-bye after lunch.

All writers are welcome, no matter the genre, no matter the level of experience. The retreat is a chance to hear a variety of voices, be deeply listened to, and experiment with craft. You will leave knowing you have plumbed your writing possibilities.

The cost is $950 with individual rooms and meals included. To register please send:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • $100 registration fee by January 10, 2019
  • For cancellations made prior to 6 weeks before the event, I will hold the registration. The remainder of the full fee is due two weeks prior to the retreat, at which time those on the waiting list will be notified of cancelled registrations.

Thank you for your interest in a retreat. I look forward to writing with you!