Our Participants Come From All Over...

Ohio - Illinois - Indiana - Kentucky - Michigan - Iowa - Missouri - North Carolina - Washington, DC - 

Virginia - Florida - New York - New Jersey - Massachusettes - Pennsylvania -  Texas -

New Mexico - Montana - California - Oregon - Canada

Representing Various Institutions...

The Ohio State University - Kent State University - University of Miami-Ohio - University of Cincinnati -

University of Chicago-Illinois - University of Michigan - Virginia Tech - St. Louis University -

Northen Kentucky University - Western Michigan University - University of Iowa -

Indiana University-Bloomington - Hiram College - Campbell University - George Washington University -

New York University - Rutgers University - Nyack College - Univesrity of the Sciences-Philadelphia -

Pacifica Graduate Institute - UNC Chapel Hill - UC Berkeley - California State-Northridge -

Nova Southeastern University - Goshen College - University of Toronto - Cornell University -

CUNY College of Staten Island - Phillips Academy - University of Pittsburgh 

 

Working on a Variety of Writing Projects!

Book Manuscripts - Anthologies - Journal Articles - Conference Papers - Doctoral Dissertations -

MFA Thesis - Concept Papers - Prospectus

RETREAT SCHEDULE

 

A sample daily schedule.  

 

*Our workshops, which are always optional, may change based upon the particular needs of the group.

Day 1

 

4 - 5:30 pm

Arrival, Registration, and Settling In

 

5:30 - 6 pm

Hope Springs Orientation

 

6 - 7 pm

Yummy Supper

Mingling over Food

 

7 - 8 pm

Introductions

Discussion of Retreat Flow

 

8 - 9 pm

Evening Fire Circle & Sit

(optional)

 

9 pm - sleep

Independent Writing



 

Day 2

 

7 - 8 am

Self-Care Practices

 

8 - 9 am

Energizing Breakfast

 

9 - 11 am

Optional Workshop:

Writing as Practice*

 

11 - 12:30 pm

Independent Writing

 

12:30 - 2 pm

Delicious Dinner, Rest

and/or Fresh Air

 

2 - 5:30 pm

Independent Writing

 

5:30 - 6 pm 

Group Check In and

Set Plan for Evening

 

6 - 7 pm

Yummy Supper

 

7 - 8 pm

Evening Fire Circle & Sit

(optional)

 

8 pm - sleep

Independent Writing

Day 3

 

7 - 8 am

Self-Care Practices

 

8 - 9 am

Energizing Breakfast

 

9 - 11 am

Optional Workshop:

Demystifying the Writing Process*

 

11 - 12:30 pm

Independent Writing

 

12:30 - 2 pm

Delicious Dinner, Rest

and/or Fresh Air

 

2 - 5:30 pm

Indepdendent Writing

 

5:30 - 6 pm

Group Check In and 

Set Plan for Evening

 

6 - 7 pm

Yummy Supper

 

7 - 8 pm

Evening Fire Circle & Sit

(optional)

 

8 pm  - sleep

Independent Writing

Day 4

 

7 - 8 am

Self-Care Practices

 

8 - 9 am

Energizing Breakfast

 

9 - 11 am

Workshop:

Concrete Next Steps

 

11 - 12:30 pm

Independent Writing

 

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Delicious Dinner, Chatting, 

and Departure

 

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