Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Writing Retreat at Maplelag Resort!

We're pleased to announce our Winter Writing Retreat, January 25-27, 2013, at Maplelag Resort near Calloway, Minnesota (north of Detroit Lakes on Hwy. 59).

The cost of the retreat is normally $265.00 per perso
n, but the Red River Valley Writing Project will pay all but $50.00!

Participants will have a chance to generate new writing as well as work on drafts of previously written pieces. Our writing time will feature writing to prompts, draft expansion activities, writing groups, revision time, whole-group sharing, and individual editing/coaching. Participants will have some down time to try their hands (and feet) at cross-country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, and/or hiking on Maplelag's ponds/lakes and wooded outdoor trails.

Included in the low $50.00 cost:
  • lodging for two nights/three days,
  • all meals (Friday evening meal, three meals on Saturday, and two on Sunday)
  • full resort access (NOT including equipment rental: Ski rental is $15 per person, snowshoe rental is $5. Skates are no charge.)
  • linens (pillow, sheets, comforter, and towels), and
  • free wireless internet—bring your own laptop.

The RRVWP will reserve state vehicles for those who wish to car pool. Participants who would prefer to travel separately must pay their own travel costs. Once we have our group defined, we will make appropriate travel arrangements.

We have room for 12 participants at this retreat. If you would like to partake of this wonderful opportunity to write, please send a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 by Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, to Pam Fisher at Central High School, 115 N 4th St., Grand Forks, ND 58203. Please make your deposit check payable to UND (memo line: RRVWP writing retreat). Also, please send an email to pam [dot] fisher [at] gfschools [dot] org to indicate that a deposit check is on the way.

Let's write!!