Do you need a little time away from the pressures of daily life to focus on your writing while working from home? Join us for the Virtual Facilitated Retreat! This retreat is perfect for all writers—beginner, emerging, or established—who would like to dive deeply into their writing for a few days.
We are hosting our Virtual Facilitated Retreat via Zoom from April 27-30, 2023. Similar to SWG in-person facilitated retreats, at this Virtual Facilitated Retreat, a Virtual Writer-In-Residence will give an introductory talk on an aspect of writing, provide 45-minutes of one-on-one discussion and feedback on your writing and/or answers to your writing-related questions, and provide free-writes each morning before focused writing periods. Retreatants will also enjoy focused, goal-oriented writing times, ample screen breaks, and connection between other retreatants during a Social on Friday night as well as a Retreatant Reading on the Sunday of the retreat.
The Virtual Facilitated Retreat is designed as a time for you to focus on the writing you would like to do and to gain encouragement and motivation by interacting with the Virtual Writer-In-Residence while fostering a community online. The retreat is structured with flexibility and accessibility in mind: participants are not required to attend every single writing time if they are unable. Retreatants can come and go with check-ins and breaks as opportunities to join in or leave. Please refer to the full schedule here.
The cost is $125.00 for SWG members and $175.00 for non-members and includes access to the full retreat, including a 45-minute meeting with the Virtual Writer-In-Residence. Payment is due upon acceptance.
To apply, applicants 19 years and older should submit 10 pages of writing they would like to have evaluated by the Virtual Writer-in-Residence, a letter describing their writing experience and why they want to attend the SWG Virtual Facilitated Retreat, and a completed application form. Please see our full application guidelines before submitting.
The application deadline is March 22, 2023 (by midnight).
Preference will be given to beginning and emerging writers who are SWG members. A maximum of ten participants will be accepted from anywhere in the country.
Please contact Program Assistant Tea Gerbeza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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