Get specific and useful feedback on your work from a professional writing teacher and a group of positive-minded people. Also, individual and small group consultations each day, help with focus, and real community. Learn to love the writing process again!
Devote Time to Your Writing
in a personal guided writing retreat
Spring Writing Retreat with The Opening,Online
May 17, 18, 19, 2024: Friday-Sunday
GIVE YOURSELF A RETREAT
—Hours of uninterrupted time to work on your writing.
—Guided support from a professional teacher… and the support of a group
—Individual coaching on any problems or issues that come up
—Innovativetechniques to help you love the writing process again by accessing the subconscious mind.
“It is the pen which dreams.” –Philosopher Gaston Bachelard
Get help with opening up, with starting a project,
with bypassing your inner critic, organizing your book,
or especially how to have a lot more fun when writing.
Wouldn’t it be great to devote a chunk of time to writing?
This retreat will support that intention in your life. And you will get specific and useful feedback on your work from a group of positive-minded people, individual and small group consultations each day, real community and help with focus. All that PLUS innovative writing exercises, individually tailored to what you are struggling with.
Online, via Zoom
One week prior: May 10, Friday night 6-7:30 PM Pre-planning: Wisdom for designing your retreat next weekend: intention setting and creating the container in your life so it really IS a retreat.
Friday, May 17, Friday night 6-8:30 PM Gather, set your goals for the weekend. 10 minutes of coaching per person in the round with group witnessing.
SaturdayMay 18, morning
9:30-10 AM “Coffee and doughnuts” —hang out, connect with each other
10:00 -11:30 Check in, and group freewriting experience, with feedback (optional)
12-6 PM: dedicated individual writing time, with direction from Andy, as needed
1-2:30: First individual coaching sessions, 30 minutes each, 3 people
3:30-5:30 Individual coaching sessions, 30 minutes each 4 people
6:30-8:30 Group feedback on your work, everyone gets a chance to read and give feedback to all
SundayMay 19 morning
9:30-10 AM “Coffee and doughnuts” —hang out, connect
10:00 -11:00 Check in, and group freewrite, with feedback (optional)
11-6: dedicated individual writing time, with direction from Andy, as needed
12-1:30: First individual coaching sessions with Andy, 30 minutes each, 3 people
2:30-4:30 Individual coaching sessions with Andy, 30 minutes each, 4 people
5:30-7 Chance to read your work to the group, reflect and build on your weekend, and set you intentions going forward.
Expect to finish the retreat with dozens of new pages of writing,
and a concrete plan on how to take the next steps.
Online Home Writing Retreat May 17, 18, 19, 2024
Registration Payment of $325
PAYMENT PLAN: $108 a month over 3 months:
Pre-registration is required.
We cannot hold your space until your full registration is received.
When your registration fee is received your place will be held and you will get a confirmation by email within 48 hrs.
“Andy’s inventiveness, everyone’s playfulness, and the chance to approach the worlds of our creation from wild vantage points: all wonderful. Plus great conversations and the magic of collaborative writing. It leaves me determined to have all that in my life.”