November 15-17, 2024 – Peace Retreat: A Weekend of Being, Not Doing

This retreat is for writers, readers, dreamers (hey! that’s you!) who seek a weekend of stillness, solitude, and reflection. This is not a retreat of “doing.” It’s a retreat of “being.” There are no workshops, no readings, no schedules (other than for meals and meditation opportunities.) There are no expectations for participation in anything other than your own renewal. Retreaters may choose to write, journal, draw, color, read, knit, meditate, nap, think, or pray. The key is to bask in stillness, to let the quiet soak into your skin and into your heart.

Participants will stay in private bedroom/bathroom suites and will have access to common spaces such as the library, reading room, and writing porch. If they wish, participants can hike within the 65 acres of colony property and explore the winter gardens. All meals are provided.


Details:

Place: Rockvale Writers’ Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Road, College Grove, TN
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 17, 2024
Cost: $350.00 (plus taxes) A $150.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. The balance is due by October 25, 2024.
Includes: 2 nights in a private bedroom/bathroom suite, access to RWC common areas, gardens, and hiking trails, 5 meals with wine at dinner, 4 workshops, and community with other writers.


The Schedule (tentative)

Friday, November 15, 2024
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Check-in and settle in. We’ll show you to your assigned room.
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
7:15 p.m. – Free Time
9:00 p.m. – Common Room Lights Out

Saturday, November 15, 2024

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready!
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available. Come anytime you’re ready.
8:30 a.m. – Free Time
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Free Time
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Free Time
9:00 p.m. – Common Room Lights Out

Sunday, November 17, 2024

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready!
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available. Come anytime you’re ready.
8:30 a.m. – Free Time
11:00 a.m. – Checkout and Goodbye


Please Note the Following Due Dates and Refund Policy

$150.00 non-refundable deposit due upon registering.
$200.00 balance due three weeks before retreat start date (October 25, 2024)
If cancellation by retreater occurs more than 2 weeks before retreat (before November 1, 2024) – refund will be 50% of the balance.
If cancellation by retreater occurs less than 2 weeks before retreat (after November 1, 2024) – no refund
If RWC cancels the retreat for any reason, full refunds will be provided to all retreaters.