A Restorative Mini-Retreat for Creative Women
with authors Christina Baker Kline and Deborah Siegel
Friday, November 4, 9:30am – 3:30pm, Montclair, New Jersey
What do you need to turn your writing dream into a reality?
Maybe you’ve kept a private journal and dream of starting a blog. Maybe you have an idea for a memoir. Or maybe you just want to start writing and don’t yet know the form. Chances are, if you’ve been “trying” to write, your greatest obstacle is time. Whether you’re at the idea stage or further along, we’ll help you get to the next level not only in your writing, but in your creative life.
Christina and Deborah are two professional writing mothers who believe that writing is vital—even when it has to happen in the crevices of our lives. In this day-long “staycation” we’ll combine strategies for how to fit writing into your everyday life with concrete exercises and feedback designed to get your creative juices flowing. We’ll provide a stimulating and pampering combination of workshops, group conversations with other creative women, one-on-one consultations, inspiring writing prompts, and Q&As. You’ll leave at the end of the day with fresh ideas and insights, new writing, concrete goals for your writing and your life – and a sense of community, something no writing woman should be without.
"I didn't know what to expect when I signed up to take this leap of faith. But I'm so glad I did. Deborah and Christina did a great job in pulling us all together, women in different stages of our lives, writers with different interests and genres. My only ‘complaint’ is that the day ended too quickly! I so appreciated their warmth, acceptance, and expertise." – Laura
"I had high hopes for the writing workshop with Christina and Deborah, but never thought I would find the session quite so inspiring and motivating as I did. Whenever I stall on my writing, or decide again that I just can't do it, I will think back to today and it will kickstart me into action." – Kristin
"Sure, I got facts from the Mini-Retreat for Writing Mamas, but what I really got was my hands warmed in inspirational FIRE. Thanks to Christina and Deborah for helping light a spark under my writing fingertips." – Kim