Exclusive Writing Intensive for 7 Women Writers
NOTE: This listing is for the deposit of $800 only. The total cost for the retreat is $2200, inclusive of everything except your travel to/from the Asheville area, and can be billed over several months, before August 10, 2017.
September 10-15, 2017 near Asheville NC
In September 2017, author Patti Digh will gather with just seven (7) writers in the mountains of Western North Carolina for 6 days and 5 nights of intensive writing, workshopping, 1:1 feedback, and quiet time to write. This is an intimate, exclusive event for those who want to use language and writing to express their creative spirit--and a unique opportunity to spend time learning from, laughing with, and interacting with Patti in such an intimate setting. Her authentic spirit, sense of humor, and depth of knowing will change not only your writing, but also your life.
Along with Patti, you will gather in a beautiful private home near Asheville, NC, with all the amenities you could want. A private chef will be onsite to cook organic vegetarian meals for you, as well as provide healthy snacks to support your work during the week. You will have your own private room, to facilitate the magic that comes with solitude. Some rooms will have shared bathrooms.
You want to write, but you never do. You start, and then you stop. Or the starting stops you. You have stories inside you that need the light of day. You want to leave stories behind. You get frustrated by the solitude of writing and need a tribe to call your own, to have your back, to hold you accountable. You don't know where to go next with your writing. You're ready for publication, but don't know how to make that happen. This is why.
Writing and Yoga
We will incorporate yoga into our days, as well as silence, to allow for the uninterrupted writing time we all need. Each day will consist of the following ritual:
- Sunday arrival at 5pm in time for dinner and our first gathering
- Monday - Thursday: We will start our days with yoga, then non-linear, non-temporal communication (art with a small "a"!), followed by a 3-hour instruction workshop, an afternoon of silence for writing, and an evening workshop session that provides group feedback to each writer.
- Wednesday afternoon/evening field trip into Asheville, NC.
- Friday departure at 11am.
- Massage appointments may also be available in the afternoons (Mon-Thurs).
Why study with Patti Digh?
Patti is the author of eight (8) published books, including Life is a Verb, Creative is a Verb, The Geography of Loss, and Your Daily Rock. She founded The VerbTribe Institute in 2012 to provide constructive online and offline instruction and support to writers--and over 600 writers have participated in the past 5 years. Her approach is to help each writer see the story beneath the story, to recognize what is blocking them, and to hold them accountable for "sitting the hell down to write." She knows that data is not information - and that information is not knowledge - and that knowledge is not wisdom. The arc of her work, whether in writing or in life, is toward wisdom - and she will take you there with her. This is the most intimate retreat she has ever held.
September 10-15, 2017, in the mountains near Asheville NC
Only 7 women writers will be accepted into this program.
You will be nourished here: Mind, Body, and Spirit.
The cost of this exclusive retreat is $2200, inclusive of all housing and meals and snacks for six days and five nights, all instruction, group and individual onsite coaching, all materials, ongoing access to a private Facebook group for the cohort, and a Wednesday afternoon field trip into nearby Asheville NC, followed by dinner in one of the many renowned restaurants there. The only thing not included are transportation to the retreat location and alcoholic beverages. The price reflects the intimacy of the event.
A deposit of $800 will hold your place at this exclusive event. The balance of the amount owed will be invoiced in two additional payments of $700 each, at which point it is expected that your registration will be paid in full. All registrations must be paid in full by August 10, 2017. Because of the intimate nature of the retreat, no refunds can be made for cancellations less than 60 days prior to the beginning of the retreat. Cancellations more than 60 days prior will receive their payment
Contact Patti Digh at email@example.com to express your interest in this program and ask any questions, or simply register here with your $800 deposit.
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