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Susan Ito trying to do it all: reading writing mothering spousing daughtering working living

Friday, June 02, 2006

Writers - Come into the Quiet

Next weekend (June 9-11), from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, I will be leading a much-needed and anticipated writing retreat at my beloved Santa Sabina - a time for quiet, contemplation, and... WRITING.

Here are the details. We still have a few spots available, so writers, if your life is not moving over enough to give you writing time and space, here's your chance.

You are invited to a quiet writing weekend away from responsibility, chores, driving, shopping and noise. You are invited to a weekend of quiet, of rest and contemplation, of writing and reading. Of letting the words find you.

This weekend, at the beautiful Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, will allow each participant to use the empty hours in many replenishing ways: A nap. A deep, uninterrupted writing session. Time in the art room. Extreme solitude in the hillside straw-bale Hermitage. Reading without interruption. A private writing consultation or a massage. Each participant will have a private room, with bed and writing desk, overlooking a garden or hillside.

We will open with a silent dinner followed by a group gathering on Friday evening. On Saturday, after a brief meeting, you are free to create as you wish. We will meet again on Saturday evening to share a bit of our work with each other. (participation encouraged, but optional) Sunday morning we will have a brief group meeting followed by more quiet time. We we close the event with a group (non-silent!) lunch.

Cost for the weekend is $350, which includes five meals, two nights' lodging and a private manuscript consultation with me. Email me if you would like to attend without the manuscript consultation ($300).

Participation is limited and the time is getting very close, so please contact me asap if you are interested. Feel free to invite friends, too.


Anonymous caroline said...

This sounds like heaven. Eli's still keeping me on too short a nursing leash right now, but maybe next year!

Saturday, June 03, 2006 10:18:00 AM

Blogger expatmama said...

Ooooh, I wish! Sounds like heaven...

Sunday, June 04, 2006 1:05:00 AM

Blogger Libby said...

Oh, how tempting, Susan! I'll be at a not-at-all quiet conference in LA that weekend, but I'll be thinking of you in your peaceful retreat.

Monday, June 05, 2006 6:58:00 AM

Blogger Masha said...

man, wish i could come too..... xoxo

Monday, June 05, 2006 10:22:00 AM

Blogger C(h)ristine said...

hope it was wonderful!

Sunday, June 11, 2006 8:51:00 PM


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