Word and Community: A Writers Retreat

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Marywood Spirituality Center

3560 U.S. 51

Woodruff, WI 54568

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This retreat will provide an opportunity to honor the word as we write together in a creative community and away from our daily distractions. A supportive environment, plenty of writing time, input from experienced authors, prayer, and opportunities for writing workshops, socials, and recreation in the Northwoods will offer the inspiration and energy you need to make progress on the writing project you bring along-or simply get started putting words on the page.


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John Davis, Jr. is the author of Hard Inheritance (Five Oaks Press, 2016), Middle Class American Proverb (Negative Capability Press, 2014), and two other collections of poems. His poems have won many awards including multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Tampa and teaches English, Literature, and Creative Writing at colleges in the Tampa Bay area. He is also an alumnus of the Disquiet International Literary Program (Lisbon, Portugal) and the Glen West Writers Workshop (Santa Fe, NM). Visit him online at https://poetjohndavisjr.com

Jennifer Grant is the author of six books for adults, including Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter. She also writes for children. Her picture book Maybe God Is Like That Too won a gold medal from the Moonbeam Spirit Awards for excellence in children's literature and was named a finalist in the Indie Foreword awards. She has written for publications including Woman's Day, Chicago Parent, Patheos, and her.meneutics. For more than a decade, she wrote features, restaurant profiles, and general interest columns for Sun-Times Media newspapers. She also was a health and family columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Grant is a promiscuous reader who (usually) finishes what she starts, and is just as likely to be found reading Dinosaur Bob as Kate Chopin. She received her master's degree in English literature with concentrations in fiction writing and critical theory from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She lives in the Chicago area. Visit her online at her Amazon page, on Twitter (@jennifercgrant), or at http://www.jennifergrant.com.

Sister Julia Walsh is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, a Catholic youth minister and on staff at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center. Her award-winning writing has appeared in America, Global Sisters Report, Living Faith, and elsewhere. She is working on her first book. Visit her online at www.messyjesusbusiness.com or on Twitter (@juliafspa).


$595 for a private room in a shared cabin. Commuters $295. Register by July 5. $50 discount if you register and pay in full by June 15. Include $100 deposit with registration. To register please call 715-385-3750 or email marywood.center@gmail.com.

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