Women's Writing Retreat
At Colonyhouse/Brecht House
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
You have a story that wants to be written,
but think you have no time to write it. Or you tell yourself you'll
"get around to it, someday"... Well, someday has arrived!
It's time for new beginnings. Give yourself the gift of dedicated
time to get the words out of your head and onto the page. Memoir,
novels, poetry, or essays--all topics and types of women writers
are welcome to read, write, revise, and reflect.
The retreat will be led by multi-published author
Lori L. Lake and fed by excellent cook Luca Hart, which will allow
you to concentrate on your craft. You'll enjoy healthy, tasty food,
lots of quiet, and the support of other writers to encourage you
to let your words flow. Come together at mealtimes to share your
progress or your challenges, or just to relax in the creative energy
and camaraderie. (More details below)
View of Twin Rocks from Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Sept 10 -
Sunday (4:00pm) through Sunday (Noon)
This is an opportunity for women to focus on their writing
for a week at the beach. Starting late Sunday afternoon
we'll assemble, get to know one another, and have dinner
- provided by Luca. During the week you'll have lots of
time to write and to get encouragement from Lori. (See more
$695 per person for double occupancy
($995 if you want a room all to yourself)
other writers to read, write, revise, reflect,
and spend time on the lovely and inspiring Oregon Coast!
CLICK HERE if you'd like to see photos of the main lodge
of quiet so you can focus on your writing. Three meals and snacks
are prepared and provided (allergies and food limitations will be
thoroughly addressed). You bring your own sheets and bath towel
- a pillow and blankets are provided. No laundry facilities in the
houses, but there is a full kitchen in each house. Colonyhouse has
wi-fi and the cell signal is good. Brechthouse does not have wi-fi.
we'll have time to gather in the living room and talk about craft,
technique, writing, publishing, and other writerly issues. Lori
will read up to 5,000 words of each writer's work-in-progress and
meet privately with you for an hour to talk about your work and
about your writing goals and approach. Luca will also have an optional
collage evening if people are interested.
you drive, a map and directions will be provided. If you fly, you
will come to Portland (PDX) and arrangements can be made for you
to be picked up the first Sunday to ride to the coast and then back
to the airport the following Sunday afternoon.
Email Lori at Lori@LoriLLake.com.
(Please Note: You still have enough time to make
payments in installments. Write Lori to make arrangements that are
flexible and helpful for your budget!)
deserve to focus on your writing life and to see real progress!
Lori L. Lake is an editor, a publisher, a long-time
teacher of writing craft, and the author of a number of books
and collections of stories. Her main focus at the moment is
publishing fiction and writing How-To books.
Luca Hart is a poet, artist, memoirist, teacher, gourmet
cook, and acquisitions editor/liaison/writer wrangler. Her
main focus in art at the moment is mosaics, collage, and quilts.
Available Upon Request