Herring Creek Retreat for Writers

October 23 – 25, 2015

Join us on Herring Creek, in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Country.  Where deer leap on the front lawn, and gulls swoop through the sky.  Stirred by the soft salt breeze, trees cast quivering shadows and moonbeams dance on the waves.

I came to the retreat weekend with a dried up writing practice. Elizabeth lovingly edged me forward.  I returned home feeling full of words and sentences again.
– Bonnie Singer

Nature’s exhilaration matches the stirrings of your imagination in this retreat for writers.  It combines the thrill of a well-taught writing workshop, the inspiration of a spectacular landscape, the camaraderie of a writing support group and the guidance of a seasoned teacher – giving you a creative writing retreat you’ll never forget.

Led by Center Founder & Director Elizabeth Ayres, the weekend includes:

  • 5 writing workshops with in-class writing exercises & instruction;
  • optional assignments with out-of-class writing prompts;
  • discussion of issues affecting your writing practice;
  • 2 festive meals shared with Elizabeth & fellow writers.

Whether you’re a beginning writer or more experienced, you’ll return home from Imago House renewed.  You’ll be eager to face the blank page with a new-found repertoire of writing techniques and writing skills for creating new work or invigorating ongoing projects.

Weekend Schedule

6:00 – 9:00     – dinner; workshop; in-class writing;
discussion & assignment

9:30 – 12:30    workshop; in-class writing; discussion
12:30 – 1:30     – lunch (provided to group)
1:30 – 5:00       – workshops; in-class writing; discussion; assignments
5:00 –                 – private time (write, rest, dinner on your own or with group)
9:30 – 12:00     – workshop; in-class writing
12 noon             – end

Herring Creek Writers Retreat

A red moon rises over Herring Creek

Don’t wait!

Space for this creative writing weekend is limited.

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Price: $295
(lodging extra)
October 23 – 25, 2015

Begins 6 p.m. Friday
Ends 12 p.m. Sunday

Allergy Alert: Imago House is home to 2 cats.

Directions & Lodging

For more info e-mail Elizabeth Ayres or call 800-510-1049

Writing Retreat - Writing prompts, anyone?

Writing prompts, anyone?

Herring Creek Writing Retreat - Heron

The heron has flown in for his writing class!

Herring Creek Writing Retreat - Yard or sunporch?

Where should the writer’s conference be? Yard or sunporch?

Herring Creek Writing Retreat - Toss away the chalkboard

Toss away the chalkboard on this retreat for writers!