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Journey Through the Forest: Women's Writing Retreat

“If a story is in you, it has got to come out.”

- William Faulkner

Visualize yourself with other vibrant women tending their souls, responding to a call to pursue reflective writing as an entrance into the deeper self.  Trust yourself, embrace your spirit, experience the treasure of expression waiting to emerge.  And if you wish, consider possibilities — essays, poems, stories for you alone, or to share with others. Either is rich, worthy.  This journey with other women equally intent on using writing as a pathway to greater discovery, celebration of purpose and direction in their own lives will become a gift.

Themes for the days are:

Thursday:  Deep in the Woods
Friday:  Light Through the Canopy
Saturday:  Finding Your Pathway
Sunday:  Stepping into the Clearing

Thursday, February 15, to Sunday, February 18, 2018
The retreat begins at 7:00pm on Thursday and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.

Co-facilitator Mary Kay Shanley has offered reflective writing retreats with Sr. Joyce Rupp since 2010. An author, she also teaches at the University of Iowa and at a women’s prison.

Co-facilitator Diane Douiyssi has published personal essays and professional articles.  She is    a writing coach and mentor and leads writing presentations and workshops

Cost of $295 includes overnight $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations, and meals.

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