Writing Conferences and Retreats

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Winter Writing Weekend with Patti Trimble

Point Reyes Field Institute
Friday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

After such a difficult and devastating autumn in the Bay Area, this writing workshop is designed as a time for restoration – a weekend of writing together, sharing meals and stories in the serenity and beauty of Point Reyes. We’ll focus on story: writing short fiction, narrative poems (always inventive!), and/or nonfiction. There will also be a fireplace, community meals, and free time to write and wander on the coastal trails.

Patti has taught for the Institute for over twenty years. Click for full description and to register.
Or call the Point Reyes Field Institute (415) 663-1200 if you have questions.

Accommodations included at Clem Miller Environmental Education Center,
$280 Member Price / $310 Non-Member Price


4-Day Women’s Writing Retreat at St. Dorothy’s Rest in Camp Meeker

Winter Retreat: Friday – Monday, January 19-22, 2018

With author & writing guide Susan Hagen. Retreat to a private, woodsy cabin to write, explore, and deepen your craft. We begin each day with meditation, guided imagery, and nature-based practices to quiet the mind. Then we write and share our stories, practicing new skills and techniques to improve our craft. Some writers are working on books or collections of stories, while others come for the freedom to explore and expand their writing lives. Cabin life is relaxing and informal, and someone else does the cooking. Everything supports the inner life and makes way for deep exploration. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres are welcome. Payment plans available.


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