Deep Currents A Writing Retreat for Women
$250.00 – $850.00
May 31 – June 4, 2018
Port Townsend, Washington, at the historic Ravenscroft Inn
with Kathryn Hunt* and Pamela Sampel
DEEP CURRENTS offers you the chance to leave your busy life behind, reconnect with the sources that sustain you and your writing, and find new ways to tell your stories. The four-night writing retreat will be held at the historic Ravenscroft Inn in Port Townsend, home to a spirited literary arts scene on the coast of the glorious Salish Sea.
Whether you write poetry or prose, the fundamentals are the same—craft, imagination, and heart. DEEP CURRENTS will help you relax, renew, and dive into the flow. In the face of suffering—and awe, too—we raise our voices to praise, contest, and inquire into the mysteries of our lives. How do we write through what scares us? What are the stories we need to tell? What keeps us afloat in the ebb and the flood tides? Each day of the retreat will include discussion, readings, and writing prompts; solitary time to write, rest, or take a walk on the beach and touch the Earth; participant readings; and meditation (optional).
DEEP CURRENTS is an inspiring and nurturing respite that will help you name the furies and marvels that confound and gladden your heart. Join us. New, emerging, and seasoned writers are welcome.
*Kathryn Hunt is a writer and filmmaker. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Orion, Crab Orchard Review, Radar, The Writer’s Almanac, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. Her collection of poems, Long Way Through Ruin was published by Blue Begonia Press. Her second collection, You Won’t Find It On a Map, was a finalist for the Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press. The film No Place Like Home, directed and produced by Kathryn, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Her film Take This Heart was awarded the Anna Quindlen Award for Broadcast Journalism.
Workshop Retreat Fee: $950 ($850 if paid in full before March 15, 2018)
Please note: All participants will be housed at the historic Ravenscroft Inn in Port Townsend, Washington. The workshop fee does not include lodging at Ravenscroft Inn—your room must be reserved and paid for separately by contacting the Ravenscroft Inn directly. Discounted room rates at Ravenscroft for this retreat range from [$448 – $832] for four nights (not including taxes), depending upon the type and size of the room you select. All rooms include a private bathroom and workspace. After you register for the workshop below, please visit http://www.ravenscroftinn.com/ to review your room choices. Then telephone the Ravenscroft Inn directly to place a deposit on your room choice. Mention you are with the Deep Currents Retreat. (Please note that the posted room rates on the Ravenscroft website do NOT include the 20% discount you will receive as a workshop participant—which is why you must telephone the Inn to register.)
Four breakfasts, lunches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and opening and closing night dinners are included in your workshop registration fee.
For best room selection, register early!
Workshop Fee Payment Plan 1
Retreatants who register and pay in FULL before March 15, 2018, will receive 100.00 off the regular registration rate, making the workshop fee $850. (Of this fee, $250 is non-refundable.)
Workshop Fee Payment Plan 2
- Pay $250 (non-refundable) when you register
- Pay $350 by April 1, 2018
- Pay $350 by May 1, 2018
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Please carefully read and consider our cancellation policy before you register. If you cancel your registration for Deep Currents by March 31, 2018, we will return your payment minus a $250 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel after March 31, we will not refund any monies. You are welcome to sell or give away your spot, or if we have a participant on the waiting list who is able to attend, we will allow that substitution and refund your money, minus the $250 non-refundable deposit.
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