Writers and Words’ first ever writers retreat Writers and Woods was a huge success! It was SUCH a success, that we’ve decided to have another one and we’ve brought on the wonderful poets and artists from Ink Press Productions to co-run this runaway train of success! With our powers combined, Ink and Words: Writers & Words and Ink Press Productions Present “The Woods,” will run from December 7 – December 10, and will be even more amazing.
Here’s what some of our past retreaters had to say!
Low on attitude and high in quality, Writers and Woods was a perfect balance of alone time and socializing. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.
I’m a big believer in the importance of getting out of typical surroundings to positively disrupt the mindset. Going on this retreat gave me a sense of purpose for the weekend, which resulted in getting some good work done. It was close enough that it wasn’t a drag to get to, but unfamiliar enough to feel inspired. This is also a great way to meet talented new people. The loose scheduling made it so I wasn’t constantly being torn away from writing, but I did really enjoy the enriching activities that were planned.
The December retreat will also be in Cacapon State Park, West Virginia. What will happen during the retreat?? We’re glad you asked:
- A long weekend of writing and meeting other writers.
- A shared, communal cabin
- Optional activities per day to get your blood pumping and your artistic juices flowing
- Heat and electricity, comfort, no internet
- Copious fireplace usage
- Games of the literary kind
- Optional workshops and activities
The cost for 3 nights and 3 days is:
$175 for shared room
$225 for single room
Cost includes (vegetarian) meals, some booze, swag and valuable writer time with access to editors and friends.
Before we continue, we need some info from you! Yes, you! If you’re down for a weekend of writing, semi-communal living, and being one with nature (totally your choice on that last one), please fill out and submit the following form.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: We are closed for the December retreat. Feel free to submit for our next retreat, scheduled sometime for early Spring, 2018 . If you’d like to be on the waitlist for December, please specify. Regardless, we’ll have your information and we’ll reach out!
SAFETY: Writers & Words and Ink Press Productions reserves the right to decline and rescind invitations or request the departure of a participant at any time should issues of safety arise. Safety is our first priority, and aggressive, dangerous or hateful behavior will not be tolerated.
If you’re wondering something that we didn’t address about, please drop us a line @writersandwords[at]gmail[dot]com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!