|My writing station|
At the retreat we do readings in the evenings,
|Emily's veggie fest dinner|
Other retreats and conferences that I recommend are Squaw Valley, the SCBWI Summer Conference out in LA (& winter one in NYC), the Mendocino Writers' Conference, the Chautauqua conference & Southampton workshop. If you have the time, you could do a residency. I have a friend who liked Ragdale.
|Emily and her coconut yogurt|
with lemon zest!
|Stairs to beach|
|Helen ordering pizza|
|Maggie being writerly|
In June, I also taught at a writers' retreat in Rosemont College for MFA students, which rocked the house. I got to try out some crazy-fun new writing prompts on them *insert evil cackle here*
|My smart & uber-creative MFA students|
|Some of the Rosemont teachers & faculty|
So, do you do retreats, conferences or workshops? Have you ever organized your own? If not, how do you refresh and relight your creative spark?