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Writing, particularly when it entails a story from our own experience, can be an intimidating and, often, frightening. endeavor. My hope for this retreat is to create space for you to heal your heart through writing, offering an environment in which you can feel supported and motivated in crafting your stories, whether through fiction or nonfiction.

In this four-part class we'll explore the art and magic of writing as a healing process in a collaborative and supportive environment. Together, we will share our stories, read a variety of essays and short fiction in order to identify how others have utilized the written word to heal themselves, and then we will begin to develop and create our own pieces utilizing the techniques identified in classic and contemporary texts. Finally, we will thoughtfully workshop one another's work in an effort to support and inspire each other as writers, culminating in a reading of our work in literary salon fashion!

With an emphasis on discovery and fun, you will be encouraged to try new things and new voices in your work. No previous experience necessary - just an open heart!

Place: Rockvale Writers' Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Road, College Grove, TN
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 10, 2024
Cost: $425.00 PLUS TAX. A $150.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Balance is due by October 18, 2024.
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.


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