2nd Annual Spring Into Fearless Writing: April 29 – May 3, 2019


Monday, April 29, 3:00 pm – Friday, noon, May 3, 2019

A writing retreat for 8 women at St. Francis Springs, a 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility situated on 140 acres of beautiful and peaceful wooded property that offers a natural setting, 34 miles north of the Piedmont Triad International Airport at Greensboro, NC. Engage with other women writers in a safe supportive writing circle. Explore the brook-side trails, walk the labyrinth, and discover quiet nooks for reading, writing, and contemplation.

The St. Francis Springs Center is a nonprofit inter-faith retreat center. ClarityWorks is not affiliated with this or any other spiritual or religious organization.


Open to new and returning participants at any level of writing, this 5-day, 4-night retreat provides ample time to sink into your writing. Here is the answer to all those times you’ve said, “If I only had the time!” Limited to 8 women.

We inhabit two cottages on the woods’ edge separate from the main lodge. Each cottage has 4 bedrooms, each with a private bath and scenic view of the property. Each cottage also has kitchenette and a lounge large enough for a group meeting. Mornings, we meet in the lounge of one cottage and use Centered Writing Practice to inspire new material and to explore writing tools and craft. Afternoons, we practice silence in the cottages while writing in our rooms, lounges, or outdoors. This time can also be used to hike the trails or nap. Before dinner, we have “conviviality,” a time for socializing with appetizers and a beverage of your choice. Evenings, we read our work and receive feedback, if we wish. We also have time for Q&A about writing craft.

Each person has a private room and bath. Meals are served in the dining room of the main lodge. Check-in is from 3 pm Monday with conviviality at 4:30 and dinner at 6:00 followed by an introductory evening program. Check-out is Friday by noon but lunch is available. There will be no program Friday morning, but you may stay on the campus until after lunch.

Fees: Early Bird Fee $1175 through January 11, 2019; Regular Fee  $1225.

Deposit: $500. A payment plan can be arranged if needed. Registration closes and final payment is due March 15, 2019. Limited to 8 participants.

Register by emailing Peggy. Please put RETREAT INQUIRY as the Subject.

If you have never attended a ClarityWorks retreat, Peggy will contact you to arrange an interview and ask for a writing sample to give her an idea of where you are with your writing. This is not a competition.

Cancellations and Refunds: Full refund less $75 processing fee if cancel before February 15. No refund after that date. If ClarityWorks cancels, a full refund will be given.

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