Monday, October 26, 2015

The Dreamweavers INK Writers Retreat 2015

I got back last week from a writer's retreat in Deep Creek, Maryland, with my good friend P.J. O'Dwyer who hosted the event. Great weekend. Plentiful dose of writer's buzz to motivate me for a good long while. Lest it seem like all I did was absorb wonderful writer energy from talking all things literary, I did manage to teach a class--"Beyond the Basics: Five Ways to Bring Your Writing to the Next Level." My five "ways" included symbolism, tension, mood, word choice, and being true to your voice. I'm thinking these might be fun to delve into over the course of the following weeks. Stay tuned.

For now, here are a few snapshots from my weekend at the beautiful Memory Maker mountain retreat.

The Memory Maker at night. Sorry I didn't get a picture during the day with the gorgeous leaves!

Yours truly reading "Arthur and Me" for open mic night. Oddly, my Maryland friends had never heard of open mic, so there was a bit of a learning curve, but they did well.
The audience of "Dreamweavers" enjoying the cozy fire--which I am blocking! Patty (P.J.) is taking her own snapshots.
The gang at the close of a pretty cool weekend!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like so much fun! Glad you were able to go and help out the group, not to mention get inspired!