Participants Reflect On Past Spring Writing Retreats
"I enjoyed the retreat so much that I wish we could have them twice a year! Coming a second year in a row allowed me to see myself so much more as a writer."
~ Marc Heller
"My favorite aspect of the retreat was that I felt that I really had "permission" to play. I experienced a real freedom to be whoever I am."
"The best part of the weekend for me was drawing on the spirit, passion and energy of the group. And having a forum to read without criticism was wonderful..."
~ Carolyn Rowland
"I came into the workshop a little apprehensive. "All these women are going to be such great writers," I thought. As the night went on, I began to feel a sudden burst of confidence...Suddenly all the hidden creativeness I knew was within me shone through...This weekend I finally became friends with my inner writer!"
~ Karen Connell
"I liked the intensity of an hour-long writing period as the focus of the morning, and I found talking together helpful, particularly learning about the process others use when they write. I liked having time alone and found the library a welcoming place to write." -Marc Heller
"I've become freer, looser and much more apt to take risks; more open to writing creatively."
~ Audrey Larkin
"I loved the group discussions and I really enjoyed everyone's readings. Such richness, depth and diversity to the stories. My writing is coming easier and I feel I can go anywhere and write about anything."
"My biggest breakthrough was feeling I belonged with other writers."
~ Sheila O'Conner
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