Our first retreat in Diamond just ended and it was a great success, with rave reviews from the participants! We're planning another, shorter, retreat in October so stay tuned to this page. Or better yet, join our mailing list to stay updated.
Writing The Fictional Landscape--Inspiration by Setting
Come learn and write in the evocative high desert setting of southeastern Oregon (location of the 2010 movie Meek's Cutoff). We'll use the landscape as our muse to explore the role of setting in fiction and memoir. Our approach develops character through setting, considers how place influences the story and examines the relationship between landscape and theme.
The retreat will offer three hours of instruction each morning, with afternoons free to write and explore the distinctive territory around the Hotel Diamond. We'll eat dinner communally and gather afterwards to discuss the day's progress.
First person to sign up gets a room with a private bath and queen-size bed!
Sorry, the room with private bath is taken! But you still get $50 off if you sign up before February 15th.
- 6 nights lodging (arrive April 22, leave the 28th, workshop is 23-27th)
- Simple breakfast buffet
- 6 nights family-style dinner
- Workshop tuition
- One-on-one coaching session with Debbie or Charlotte
Enjoy all of the above for only $825!
Register before January 31st February 15th and save $50. (Spaces are getting limited, so sign up soon.)
Reserve your spot with a $200 deposit.
If you would rather not pay us via Paypal, please send a check and your contact information, including email address, home address and phone number to:
5161 NE Wistaria Drive
Portland Oregon 97213
You'll receive email confirmation once we've gotten your payment.
If you're interested in bringing a spouse or friend who will share the room but not participate in the workshop, email us to discuss the options.