$750 – $1,540

The Writers' Path

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Gardener Ranch

114 West Carmel Valley Road

Carmel Valley, CA 93924

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THE WRITERS' PATH

3-Day Mindfulness and Creative Immersion for Writers

A three-day retreat for beginning or advanced writers to engage in your authentic voice, begin, rejuvenate, or recommit to your writing practice. There will be extensive discussion about the craft of writing, plenty of time to generate new work from writing prompts, as well as sharing, and feedback on participants work. We will explore the link between mindfulness practice and creativity. Retreat participants will leave more prepared to create and maintain a writing life.

INSTRUCTOR

Roxan McDonald

Roxan McDonald has dedicated life to helping people find their voice both on the page and in their lives. She currently leads writing workshops and retreats in Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Monterey. She co-teaches with Ellen Bass at Esalen Institute. Roxan holds a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Education from CIIS. Roxan is an alumni of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Breadloaf Sicily, and Cheryl Strayed's Writers Camp. Roxan won the Mary Lonnberg Smith Award in poetry. Roxan received an honorable mention in nonfiction for the San Miguel de Allende Writers' Conference Writing Contest for an excerpt from her memoir. She is currently working toward a Masters of Fine Art in Creative Writing at Pacific University.

SCHEDULE

Day 1:

3:00 p.m. Check-in

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Introductions and Craft Talk

Day 2:

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Meditation, Craft Talk and Writing Prompt

12:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00-6:00 p.m. Workshopping of Participants Writing

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Time to Write

Day 3:

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Closing Circle and Sharing of Participants Writing

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Goodbye

ACCOMMODATIONS

RIVER COTTAGE

Our River Cottage is a one bedroom cottage with a full kitchen located on the Carmel River. The bedroom has a king size bed with private bath. A small deck sits off the master bedroom, and there is a larger deck and patio off the living room.

PREMIUM SUITE

Our Premium suites are well-appointed rooms with king size beds and private bathrooms. These rooms are located in our Main House or Guest House. Guests in these rooms will be sharing common areas of the house with other retreat participants.

PREMIUM

Our Premium room includes two king size beds and two separate master bathrooms in the Main House. This space is ideal for two couples or 3-4 friends wanting to stay in the same room.

STANDARD PLUS

Our Standard Plus Rooms offer greater privacy in our River House and Carriage House. These are private rooms with king size beds. Bathrooms and other common areas are shared with other program participants staying in the same house.

LOFT

The loft has two king size beds with access to shared bathrooms and common areas on the first floor of our River House. If you are booking as a single participant, you will potentially be housed with others of the same gender.

ROOMETTE

Roomette accommodations are queen size or twin size sleeper sofas available to participants willing to share sleeping space and bathrooms. These accommodations are within common areas that can be co-ed, with several people sharing space in our homes.

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