The Retreat In Women's Words
This Retreat is held in memory of Mary Jane Taxter and Audrey Gula, both of whom were my students and friends for many years. Mary Jane was one of my very first students, in 1980! Mary Jane and Audrey were both wonderful writers and participated in countless of my workshops and retreats over the years. Both had marvelous senses of humor and were wildly creative, compassionate, and loving women. I miss them and think of them often!
"On this retreat, I have a feeling of joy in the sharing of my work and have taken great pleasure in listening to others' stories. I feel such a strong sense of understanding and togetherness. I feel safe in the caring of these women and their affirmation of my writing is precious beyond measure. Emily, thank you for your support all these years. - Mary Jane Taxter, Bar Harbor, 2014