At Wildacres Retreat Center, Little
Switzerland - for men and women. At Lake Norman, Mooresville -
At Holden Beach - for women Details below.
The retreats are for writers of all skill levels.
are questions not answered below, just be in
Barbara Kidd Lawing
Retreat at Wildacres
For writers of all skill levels
August 10-13 (three nights)
NC (on a mountaintop, near Marion)
Write Wild at
Open to men and women writers of all skill levels. Need time to
write? Need help with crafting your writing?
Come to the mountaintop! Get your words on the
page effortlessly by writing to prompts and
exercises guaranteed to energize the
imagination. Fun! Productive! Bring notebook
and/or laptop. I am a freelance editor, so I am also
happy to address editing questions.
Wildacres Retreat Center is a
heavenly place that is gracious and peaceful.
It seems to me to have a laid-back elegance.
It's located at 1565 Wildacres Rd, Little
Switzerland, NC. We stay in a lovely lodge
with views toward Mt. Mitchell and dine in a
splendid dining hall. Meals are good and
healthy, with vegetarian option. Rooms are
double occupancy (see note below).
From 4:00 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday morning.
send a $50 deposit, check made to Barbara
Lawing. Mail to me at 6211 Jim Kidd Rd.,
Huntersville, NC 28078. Or pay by Paypal. Total cost
is $350 (for writing sessions, 3 nights
lodging, 8 delicious meals). You
pay $50 deposit to hold your spot and the
balance of the toal is due upon arrival. Deposit is nonrefunable.
If you require a
private roomfor health reasons,
inform me.There is additional cost for a
Be in touch with
questions. I handle all registration and money
for the retreat.
Accessibility: If you need a ground floor room
(no stairs) let me know.
session is after dinner Thursday. Before then
you can settle in, relax, hike a trail.
I look forward
to writing with you.
For Women - A Retreat on
Saturday morning Sept 16 - Sunday afternoon, Sept 17
A One-Night Stay and the Delight of Capturing Our Words
A retreat for women lakefront, a short drive
from Charlotte. We will write to prompts - and take our writing in the direction of choice.
Have specific questions related to writing? Bring them along.
From 9:45 a.m. Saturday to 1:30 p.m. Sunday - at waterfront home on Lake Norman, Mooresville.
Limited to 5 participants; open to women 18 and above.
Swimming/resting by the lake permitted. $165 covers writing sessions, three meals, snacks.
Saturday evening you need funds for dining out.
Space is limited, so register soon by sending a $40 deposit to Barbara
Lawing at 6211 Jim Kidd Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. Or make payment via Paypal.
The deposit is a portion of the total and nonrefundable.
Questions: call Barbara at 704-998-8253.
A Women's Writing Retreat at
November 3 - 5, 2017
Holden Beach, North
The Art of Winged
Come prepared to
write - oceanfront! O the joy and glory of it
- writing with the surf and waves a few paces
away! We begin with prompts that quickly and
easily get our words on the page. Write in the
direction of your choice: fiction, nonfiction,
memoir, journaling or poetry. Next step: We
examine what we've written, to identify and/or
add details that ensure the writing flies
straight to a reader's heart. The process is
fun, non-threatening, and suitable for writers
of all skill levels.
NC, is a quiet non-commercialized beach - an
island accessible by a short bridge. We stay
in a spacious house with a wide porch and rocking chairs
overlooking the sea. The island sits east to
west, affording us views of sunrise and
sunset. Because we're at the beach, we're
informal and relaxed.
Limited to 8
Most rooms have 2 beds. If you need a private
room for health reasons, let me know. Check-in is at
4:00 p.m on Friday, or as soon as you can get there.
is $258. Fee includes housing and writing
sessions. To hold your spot, send a $40 deposit to me at 6211 Jim Kidd
Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. For a private room, total fee is $322.
Make check or money order payable to Barbara Lawing, or make payment via paypal.
The deposit is a portion of the total and is non-refundable.
We keep food
costs minimal at the beach retreat by taking
sandwich makings, beverages, cereals, fruit
and snacks. We eat well if each person brings
small amounts of food, which become communal
property once we unpack. Please think healthy,
no high sugar content foods. (We focus better on our
writing when we eat better. This is a fact, and if you
don't believe me, ask about the year someone brought along a bunch of junk food.)
evening we divvy up chores and make a
candlelit feast. We purchase fresh fish and
shrimp from Captain Pete's
boat. Our Saturday evening festivity is always
a special part of the oceanfront writing
retreat since 1991.
You must be able to climb the stairs into the
house because oceanfront homes are built on
stilts. I'll gladly carry your bags up and
there's good railing to hold to. Inside, if
your mobility is limited, you may stay in a
first floor room and enjoy the beach from a
rocking chair on the porch.