Upcoming Events


February 7-9, 2020 – The Artist’s Way Weekend Retreat: Rest, Renew, Reveal, & wRite

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, is a methodology designed to access your creative muse.  If you’ve always wanted to try the Artist’s Way, struggled to finish the book, or need a refresher course, this retreat is for you. 

Join us February 7-9, 2020 for a special series of workshops led by author and educator Kristen Kindoll, as she introduces the major concepts of The Artist’s Way, drawn from the Recovering the Sense chapters of the book. Learn how to apply these themes to your writing life and nurture your inner writer.

Over the course of five workshops and periods of free writing time, you’ll Rest and uncover what is blocking you, Renew your creative spirit, Reveal your imagination, and wRite the words that express your dreams.



Registration is Open! Click HERE for more information and to register. 

April 24-26, 2020 – Trying to Be There: Writing In and About Nature

Welcome spring and celebrate Earth Day with a weekend-long nature writing retreat at Rockvale Writers’ Colony. Nature writing is often defined as environmental literature, or as the literature of place, or as landscape writing. The borders of the genre, though, are porous; after all, most writers write about nature in one way or another—some lovingly, some strategically, some politically, some lyrically.

At this retreat, participants will hone their definitions and perceptions of nature writing. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend time outside, engage with natural landscapes, learn mindfulness practices to deepen their sensory and intuitive experiences of the natural world and practice writing about nature in inventive ways.These practices will be designed for people who feel a desire to write directly about the land in a variety of genres, as well as for people who want to learn to develop richer, more realistic, and more meaningful settings for their creative work.

All workshops will be led by Melissa Jean, Assistant Professor of Mindfulness Studies and Creative Writing at Lesley University, and previous retreat leader of 2019’s Mindfulness and Nature Writing retreats.

Registration is Open! Click HERE for more information and to register.