Cozy-Up-for-Winter Fearless Writing Retreat: Dec. 9 – Dec. 13, 2019


Monday, December 9, 3pm – Friday, December 13, Noon, 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!”

We inhabit St. Clare and St. Francis cottages on the woods’ edge separate from the main lodge. Each participant has a private bedroom and bath, with a scenic view of the property. Each cottage has 4 such bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a lounge large enough for a group meeting.

Monday: Check-in at the lodge begins at 3 pm. At 4:30, we have “conviviality,” a time for socializing with food and drink provided by participants. Dinner is served at 6:00 in the lodge dining room. An introductory program convenes at 7:00 in St. Francis.

Tuesday – Thursday: Mornings, we meet in the lounge of St. Francis 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. At 4:30, we have “conviviality,” followed by dinner at 6:00. 7:00 – 9:00, we read our work and receive feedback, if we wish. We also have time for Q&A about writing craft.

Friday:  You are asked to check-out of your room by 10:00. There is no program Friday morning, but you may stay on the campus for lunch.

Registration Opens: September 1, 2019  Retreats fill rapidly. Limited to 8 participants.

Register by emailing Peggy. Include your name, physical address, phone, and email. Please put RETREAT INQUIRY as the Subject.
Fees: $1175
Deposit: $500 due upon acceptance of registration.

Final Payment: due by November 18, 2019.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Full refund less $50 processing fee if you cancel before November 18, 2019. No refund after that date. If ClarityWorks cancels, a full refund will be given.

If you have never attended a ClarityWorks class or 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.

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