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Upcoming Writing Retreats

Many of us long to put pen to paper or keyboard our story into memory forever. Our stories of hope, resilience, endurance and sometimes, struggle and pain are waiting to be shared in poetry, prose and memoir with ourselves and maybe with others. We invite you to consider one of the upcoming writing offerings here at Ghost Ranch that facilitate positive transformation through writing.
Just being at the ranch often inspires the flow of words and ideas. We look forward to seeing you here!

Friday, March 15 – Monday, March 18
We’ll use contemplative practices such as meditation, silent hikes on your own, guided journaling, and art to coax your awareness, self-compassion and creativity. Learn more.

Tenets of Novel Writing
Thursday, April 4 – Monday, April 8 We’ll learn how to choose perspective; create an inner landscape for the protagonist that supports a central story problem; practice writing voice and tone; learn how to write scenes and create natural dialogue. Learn more.

In this workshop, you will explore stories and feelings with two facilitators from eclectic backgrounds: Compassionate Listening®, poetry, social justice theatre and meditation.  Learn more.

Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27
In this writing course we will consider various geographies that we inhabit/have inhabited and various journeys that we and other writers have undertaken. We will examine and create maps, both visual and with words, that tell important stories about who we are as individuals and as a culture. Learn more.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Immersion: Walking, Writing & Reflection in O’Keeffe’s Footsteps

Thursday, August 22 – Sunday, August 25 and
Monday, October 28 – Thursday, October 31 
Come and spend a few days immersed in the environment that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe: walk the land she loved and painted, reflect upon the quiet and beauty and record your observations in a series of writing exercises. Learn more.

Writing and Then Some 
Sunday, September 8 – Friday, September 13

Join poet laureate emerita Joan Logghe for a week of poetry and short forms including poetry and memoir. Then we will add the text to the materials of visual art, playing in watercolor, simple bookbinding, and other visual materials. Learn more.

Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 12  
The Ghost Ranch Fall Writing Festival began in 1997 with three classes and has grown to include classes in a variety of genres including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, spiritual writing, essay, children’s literature, playwriting, songwriting, travel writing, memoir and even letter writing. Learn more.

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