Oxley Nature Center Memoir Writing Retreat
November 16, 2019
Join me for an entire day dedicated to making your memoir a reality, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of Oxley Nature Center.
Pilgrimage into Memory
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Writing about the past can be emotional. Enjoy the comforting embrace of nature as you remember the events that shaped your life and family history. Writers will walk throughout the Oxley grounds, going from vista to vista, stopping at each station to reflect on selected writing prompts.
A journal, water bottle, blanket, and bug spray/sunscreen recommended. Trails may be muddy.
Meet at the Oxley Nature Center parking lot, at the northeast trail head, by the pond.
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy it in solitude or with new writing friends.
Get it down
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
After an inspiring and active morning, you’ll likely be chomping at the bit to write more. During this afternoon writing incubator, enjoy precious time away from everyday distractions to “Get it down.” Join fellow writers in the Vista Room, overlooking Oxley Pond, where you can set up your laptop or notebook. Dive into the past and get several scenes (or even chapters) written! Timed writing sprints will be provided for those who enjoy structure. Light snacks provided.
Reserve your spot by sending payment for the time you’re interested in:
Morning hike only — “Pilgrimage into Memory” ……… $45
Afternoon “Get it down” writing incubator ……… $25
Stay for the whole day (best value) ………
Registration closes October 31
Registrants will receive any necessary class updates, including inclement weather notifications, via email.