January brings a new year, new ideas, and new writing goals. It also brings our popular Goals Retreat. "Goals for the Journey: Following Your Creative Path" is our 6th such retreat.
Have you ever thought of your creative path as a journey? Some of it traverses flat, easily navigated roads and some of it subjects you to steep, rugged, dangerous trails. Sometimes, the path is wide enough to walk calmly with others, but often it is narrow and barely visible. Sometimes, you have to walk it alone.
Yet, walk it we do, because we have this innate calling to write. We make plans, we write goals, we chase dreams, and we try to make some sort of sense of the journey we feel led to walk. Our definition of self includes the expression of the words inside us. We cannot hold those words back, but sometimes the difficulties we encounter along the way to becoming writers discourage and tire us.
This all-inclusive weekend retreat teaches resiliency and hope as we scramble along the path of our creativity. During the journey, we may find that the universe itself has good plans for us. If we are present and listen well, if we are open to the opportunities waiting for us to say "yes," we may find the journey is much more joyful than we thought.
Join us at Rockvale in this new year and let's see where your creative path leads. This retreat is for beginner and established writers both.
Place: Rockvale Writers' Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Road, College Grove, TN
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 5 to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, January 7, 2024
Cost: $450.00 (tax included) $150.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Balance of $300.00 is due by December 15, 2023.
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.