Upcoming Events

 
 

December 6-8, 2019 – Gettin’ Cozy with Poetry: The Perfect Weekend for Poets 

In response to requests for generative workshops that include feedback and critique, we’ve designed a brand new poetry weekend experience! In this retreat, poets will generate new work from prompts and exercises as well as receive group feedback on 2 previously written poems. We understand that hearing critique can be unnerving, but it’s a good way to become a better poet. We’ll discuss the “RWC Rules for Feedback” before the workshops so that every participant can know what to expect.  Our goal is to be kind, caring, constructive, and communicative, and treat each poet (and poem!) with respect.

Retreaters may bring 2 poems (each poem should be 50 lines or less) they consider still under revision – more than a first draft, but not yet ready to be submitted. We’ll read the poems together and offer feedback. 

Come join us for the perfect weekend for poets! We’ll weave lots of free time between workshops and get cozy in our comfortable, warm farmhouse as we read, write, revise, and learn from each other. Poets of all levels are welcome.

 

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


January 3-5, 2020Grit, Guts, and Goals: Setting a New Course for your Writing

January 2020 does not just mark the beginning of a new year, but also a new decade. That’s double the reason to look at your writing life with new eyes and a new attitude. What do you want to accomplish? What writing project has been calling you? Is this the year you’re going to pay attention?

In this retreat, we’ll talk about goals, of course, but we’ll also dig deeper. We’ll discuss process-based ways to improve the likelihood of sticking to specific habits. We’ll show you how to dream big by starting small, gathering steam until you’ve blasted through the barriers. We’ll talk about that ugly word everyone hates: Discipline, and then we’ll break it down into bite-sized, time-bound topics that will help pave the way to fulfilling your writing purpose.

2020 could be a strong year for you as a writer – writing, revising, submitting, and publishing. Every big success is composed of a million baby steps. This retreat might be the first step for you. Join us for this gritty, gutsy weekend and set your writing goals on a new, exciting course.

 

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


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.