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Whether your writing is for personal journals or for publication, there are aspects we share as writers. This retreat is centered on the belief that when we leave behind the disruptions of our busy lives and gather in a supportive community, we make important breakthroughs in our daily life and in our writing.
This retreat will reinforce the writer’s life, (re)-discover the writer’s soul, offer daily workshops, craft discussion, feedback, motivation, inspiration, time to work on new or existing projects, and time to just relax with a secluded view of the mountains and river. The retreat is open to everyone: for those who journal and for writers of every genre.
Writers will sharpen writing skills, meet other exceptional writers, have time to relax in a quiet peaceful environment, and enjoy meals and plenty of breaks. You will be energized by the support, literary guidance, relaxation, and encouragement. Come write, then spend some time relaxing by the pool or just taking in the beautiful Hudson River views!
Date & Time: Thurs., June 27, 5:00pm through Mon., July 1 at 1:00pm
Presenter: Magie Dominic
Fee: $475 (all inclusive)
About the Presenter
Magie Dominic, writer and artist, studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and lives in New York. Her memoirs, The Queen of Peace Room and Street Angel, have been nominated for the Canadian Women’s Studies Award, Book of the Year Award/Memoir – ForeWord Magazine, the Judy Grahn Award and received the Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Book Award, 2017.
She was nominated for the Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award and co-authored H. M. Koutoukas Remembered by His Friends, Eco Poetry, and Belles Lettres/Beautiful Letters. She has written for the Toronto Globe and Mail and The Village Voice
Her writing and art archives are with New York University Fales Library Permanent Collection and her theater archives are with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Her artwork has been exhibited in Toronto and New York, including a presentation at The United Nations.
Let’s explore deeper self-awareness and new outlets for creativity as we seek clarity, simplicity, and silence crossing over to the winter side of life. We’ll use our inner wisdom to structure a solid piece of writing to share in a non-judgmental environment.
Date & Time: Sat., Nov. 10, from 11am to 3:30pm
Presenter: Karen Rippstein
Writing Tuesdays invite you to explore your creativity in response to prompts and examples of published works where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. This summer series, on the 2nd Tuesday in June, July and August, are two hour sessions. It helps to maintain a writer’s journal so you’ll always have material at hand. Bring a favorite pen and notebook to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment. Sharing is optional. Bring lunch, if you wish. Bring your suit and towel to enjoy a dip in the pool after the workshop!
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1-3pm
Summer Session-June 12, July 10, and August 14
Presenter: Karen Rippstein, CPT
Fee: $30 per session or $80 per Summer Series
About the Presenter:
Karen Rippstein is a Certified Poetry Therapist, poet and creative writing teacher. She teaches popular writing programs at colleges, senior centers, spirituality centers,libraries, and inter-generational programs at area schools. An ongoing recipient of Poets and Writers, Inc. grants and a member of the Poetry Caravan, Karen has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines. Karen Lives in Cortlandt Manor, NY with her muse, Schnauzer pup, Addy Lynn.
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