Retreats at the Strong House Inn
Creative Writing Workshop
with award-winning writer Elayne Clift
September 12 – 14, 2014
Back by popular demand...
BREAKING SILENCE: WRITING OUR WAY TO THE TRUTH OF OUR LIVES
"What would happen if just one woman told the truth about her life?" That simple question, posed by poet Muriel Rukeyser, became iconic in the 1970s, when women writers of the "Second Wave" first began telling their stories openly and honestly. Rukeyser's answer to her own question was "The world would split apart."
Beginning with an evening talk about the history and meaning of women's diaries, journals and memoirs, we will explore the enforced silence of "good girls and fine ladies" that kept women marginalized and invisible for centuries -- until a few brave souls among them put pen to paper, which they have done (often surreptitiously) throughout history. Their courage and musings inspired others, including such 20th century writers as Virginia Woolf, May Sarton, Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Sharon Olds, Sylvia Plath and a host of others.
What will these women inspire in us as we break our own silence in order to tell some truths about our lives (without going down any dark rabbit holes)? Short readings and writing prompts will get the juices flowing and an advance reading list will be provided for those who want to explore this topic more deeply. Come prepared to be surprised by what you remember, reflect upon, write, laugh about, and share.
* Note to 2013 participants: Same Structure. New writing prompts! *
Elayne Clift, M.A. a Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, is an award-winning writer and journalist and an adjunct lecturer in Literature and Gender Studies. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in numerous publications internationally. A regular columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and the Brattleboro (Vt.) Commons, and a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, she has written for Women's Media Service, Vermont Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications. Her latest book and first novel, Hester's Daughters, a contemporary, feminist retelling of The Scarlet Letter, was published in 2012. For more information, please visit www.elayneclift.com.
All inclusive Retreat Package Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea, 2 light dinners and teacher fee for $365 per person based on double occupancy or $440 single occupancy.
Register today to save your space 802-877-3337.
The 2014 Ultimate Writing Retreat™with Steve Roller
October 1-4, 2014 -- SOLD OUT
Come to the Strong House Inn for a writing retreat like you've never experienced. Your most productive three days of writing ever, and a huge boost of income afterwards. Guaranteed.
Introducing the Ultimate Writing Retreat™...
If you are:
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There is no better way to expand your writing experience and skills than to attend this uniquely-designed retreat. Steve Roller is extending this invitation to you because he wants to see you succeed as a writer. This is not just an inspirational gathering of like-minded writers. It is truly an opportunity to learn how to improve your business and make the kind of money you deserve.
Steve has been in this business for over nine years and is ready to share what he's learned through experience and to help you move forward with your career. He will help you get through the growing pains and become a confident, affluent writer.
There will be no more than 12 people at the Ultimate Writing Retreat™, so you'll get personal training from Steve as well as interaction with other fellow writers.
See full event details and register at www.UltimateWritingRetreat.com, or call Steve toll-free at 1-888-207-4916. The retreat is $1,188, payable in 12 monthly installments of just $99. Or you can save $200 by splitting it into two payments of $494, or save $300 with one payment of $888.
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