Writing Retreats For Women
All of our writing retreats celebrate the transformative power of writing, voice, and community. At least twice a year, we offer supportive retreat opportunities for women who seek a nurturing space to tend to whatever their writing or writer-spirit needs. Our retreats, like most of our programs, will meet you where you are and offer the chance for you to meet yourself and whatever writing calls to you. Skilled facilitation provides structure and ample space to connect in large and small circles for support and inspiration.Writers of all abilities are welcome.
“I’ve experienced creativity, warmth and connection on this retreat… a camaraderie like no other and an inspiration to continue to write. –2017 Retreat Participant
Please note retreat payment policy: For all retreats, a non-refundable $100 deposit is required at the time of registration to guarantee your seat in the circle. Registrations received without deposit will be held until your deposit is received. Retreats taking place further away from Indiana,both domestically and internationally, may require larger deposits depending on venue requirements.
Coming Up: Three Retreats in 2018:
WINTER RETREAT at Waycross Retreat and Conference Center Brown County, Indiana NEWS! We’ve filled this retreat as of 12/2/17- so sorry if you missed us this time. Try to join us this summer at St. Meinrad Archabbey.
Dates:Friday January 26- Sunday January 28 2018
Cost: $360.00 includes private room, food, and facilitated program
Come settle into the luxury of a room of your own. Program begins before dinner and ends after lunch on Sunday. Winter retreat celebrates quiet beginnings, the wisdom of a season at rest and the creative stirrings rising out of both solitude and community.
Facilitated by Creative Director, WWf(a)C Bloomington Founder, Beth Lodge-Rigal
SUMMER RETREAT at St. Meinrad Archabbey in beautiful St. Meinrad, Indiana
Dates: Thursday, July 19 -Sunday, July 22, 2018
Cost: $425.00 includes private room, food, and facilitated program
Summer retreat celebrates emergence, abundance, and reunion–with self and others. The extra day is its own luxury of time to slow down in a busy world. Whether you want to work on a project, start something new, or simply allow time to rest in what is, you’ll find a welcoming spot in this retreat circle.
Facilitated by Creative Director, Beth Lodge-Rigal
FALL of 2018 GHOST RANCH in Abiquiu, New Mexico FULL! WAIT LIST HAS BEEN STARTED. If you register by check option…we’ll add your information and notify you if there are cancellations.
The Wisdom of Landscape; Weaving Inner and Outer Worlds
Dates: Tuesday, October 30th- Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 Arrivals 3pm Tuesday, program begins at Dinner on Tuesday and ends after lunch on Saturday.
COST: Option 1 Single Room Accommodation $1,109 Dep.$225
Option 2 Shared Room Accommodation $829 Dep. $175
“The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.” — Emerson
Facilitators Beth Lodge-Rigal and Allison Distler bring structure and support for a soulful writing group experience in the Conscious Feminine Tradition of Women Writing for (a) Change(®. This retreat will be designed to provide ample time for participants to experience the magic of the high desert. We’ll hold both individual and group exploration through prompts, readings, sharing in small and large groups centered in daily writing circles. In addition, facilitators will create space for mindfulness/awareness and other arts activities tied to the landscape of Ghost Ranch. Yoga. Hiking. Solitude. Community. Women may set boundaries around physical activities according to their needs.
Group size limit is 18. Your reservation is only secure once you’ve paid your deposit.($125 of deposit is not refundable–please check your commitments well in advance before making this investment). Deposits for this retreat are higher due to higher up-front expectations from our host venue. Balances due are paid in two additional installations prior to September 15, 2018
Fee includes room, board and program. Fee does not include airfare or car rental. (Albuquerque & Santa Fe are closest airports). Facilitators will contact you with many details, tuition agreement, logistics in the months leading up to the 2018 retreat. We hope you’ll join us for this special experience.