Friday, January 23, 2015

Winter Writing Retreat

Attention all RRVWP Teacher Consultants:

The Red River Valley Writing Project is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring our third annual Winter Writing Retreat February 27-March 1, 2015, at Maplelag Resort near Calloway, Minnesota (north of Detroit Lakes off Hwy. 59).

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

A weekend at Maplelag normally would cost $275.00 per person; the RRVWP will pay all but $75.00!
Included in this low $75.00 Writing Retreat fee:
-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.),
-free wireless internet–bring your own laptop.

Participants must make their own travel arrangements. Once we have our group defined, we will facilitate carpooling for those who wish to do so to cut down on transportation costs.

If you would like to partake of this wonderful opportunity to write, please send the following by Wednesday, Feb. 4, to Pam Fisher at Central High School, 115 N 4th St., Grand Forks, ND 58203.
-a non-refundable deposit of $75.00. Please make your deposit check payable to Maplelag (memo line: RRVWP writing retreat).
-an email to Pam (pam.fisher[at]gfschools[dot]org) to indicate that a deposit check is on the way and
-include a brief explanation of why you would like to attend this writing retreat and what you would like to accomplish there.

We have room for only 9 participants at our Winter Writing Retreat. If we have more participants apply than we can accommodate, preference will be given to active TCs and recent "graduates" of the Summer Institute. We will also take into account a participant's reasons for wanting to attend.

If you have any questions about this Writing Retreat, please contact Pam Fisher.