Silent Writing Retreat
September 19-23, 2018
Palm Springs, California
Spend 5 days (4 nights) writing at a large luxurious estate in the beautiful Joshua Tree area. This power spot is connected with the third eye and innovation; the energy here allows us to see deeper and opens our creativity. We’ll gather at the house Wednesday afternoon, and in the evening have a group meditation, discussion and pot luck dinner. Each morning, we’ll meet at 9am for group meditation, and then we’ll spread out at the estate to spend the remainder of the day in silence, writing by the pool or inside the air conditioned home. By not talking throughout the entire day, the energy normally expended during ordinary conversation can be directed into our creative work. At 6pm, we’ll gather for meditation and dinner. Each evening, everyone will have the option to share a few pages of their writing with the group.
Turīya, who has written and published multiple books including an Amazon best seller, will provide an overview of putting your story on the page, preparing your work, and the publishing industry. She will share tips for getting out of the way so the words can flow, organizing your ideas, and book structure for both fiction and non-fiction works. Participants will learn what’s involved in turning a raw manuscript into a polished, professional looking book. Turīya will also cover the options available for selling and distributing your work, including both the traditional agent/publisher road and the indie route. She’ll also point out the scams that take advantage of first time authors so you can avoid them. Bring your questions!
On Friday afternoon, we’ll take a break from writing for inspiration by visiting Joshua Tree National Park to enjoy a sunset meditation.
For those of you who have been putting off writing your book, or who need a block of time to edit and polish your manuscript, this is the perfect retreat to close the mouth and get those words out on the page! Artists who work in other mediums in silence are also welcome.
Meditation experience is not required; beginners are welcome! Space is limited to 8 participants.
Members Retreat Fee: $950 (includes 5 days/4 nights lodging)
Non-member Retreat Fee: $1150* (includes 5 days/4 nights lodging)
Retreat Fees are non-refundable. Participants are responsible for their own transportation; please indicate in your RSVP if you would like me to share your contact information with others so you can discuss the possibility of carpooling. *Non-members will also receive a one-year membership.