$995 – $2,395

Holy Ground Writing Retreat on Kentucky's Bourbon Trail

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Maple Hill Manor

2941 Perryville Road

Springfield, KY 40069

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A generative and restorative writing retreat at Maple Hill Manor in Bardstown, Kentucky

Facilitated by Carolyn Dawn Flynn, the Story Catalyst

Let the transcendent beauty of horse farm country in Kentucky be your inspiration for this generative and restorative retreat for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Whether you’re writing essays or a book-length memoir, whether you’re writing short stories or a novel, this retreat is designed to help you deepen and refine your work-in-progress, emerging with clarity and vision.

Acclaimed writer and TEDx speaker Carolyn Dawn Flynn will provide a mentored critique, individual consultations and group talks on story architecture, narrative flow and craft points such as dialogue and scene-building—all in a soul-stirring setting amid the rolling hills of Kentucky.

Every day will launch with a series of prompts for writing with intent, building pivotal and memorable scenes that are the vital underpinning of story.

Situated along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, this retreat is designed to include writing “field trips” to a day at the thoroughbred racetrack at Keeneland in Lexington and to the labyrinth at Gethsemani.

The retreat offers time to generate new, focused pieces and a strategic plan for your work-in-progress.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 nights/5 days lodging and most meals at Maple Hill Manor near Bardstown, Kentucky

  • A day touring the racetrack (Keeneland) [Note: racing is not in session]

  • Free time to stroll through the alpaca farm on the grounds

  • Labyrinth walk and reflection (optional) at Gethsemani

  • Mentor critique and strategic plan

  • Visual journaling and story mapping exercise

  • Individual consultations

  • Group consultations on scene-building and story arc.

EARLY BIRD RATE

Double occupancy $1,995

Single occupancy $2,295

AFTER MARCH 1

Double occupancy $2,095

Single occupancy $2,395

DEPOSIT OF $995 secures your spot.


REMAINING BALANCE to be paid by April 15.


Email carolyn@carolynflynn.com for details, to register or to be put on the interest list for future retreats.

And please pass it on to a writer you love! If you refer someone to this retreat and that person signs up, you get $100 off of a future retreat.


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Maple Hill Manor

2941 Perryville Road

Springfield, KY 40069

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