Life Writing Retreat at Crow Wing Crest Lodge
May 21-22, 2022
Saturday & Sunday
- 9 AM-Noon - guided work
- Noon-4 - independent writing - you’ll have access to quiet spaces in the lodge facilities
- +15 minute 1:1 conference with instructor - scheduled upon arrival
Bring your own beverages and lunch
Ready to kick your book into high-test-writing gear? Bring your creative prose project to full realization during this weekend workshop with award-winning author Susan Thurston. After two mornings filled with guided writing exercises and afternoons of protected independent writing time, you will bring your project into focus and produce fresh, solid work. Map what is necessary to create a compelling story. Hone and refine the best voice for your narrator or character. Explore how to best present sensory textures and nuances to set your story apart. Enliven characters and settings on the page so they are ready to capture the heart of your reader.
The workshop is perfect for the writer of memoir, creative non-fiction, fiction, or long-form narrative poetry.
Five person minimum. Ten person maximum.
$45 early-bird registration
$50 registration after April 15
Registration includes instruction, hand-outs, access to a space at the lodge for afternoon writing, and a 15 minute 1:1 conference with the instructor about your work.
TO REGISTER: Contact Susan Thurston at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailed checks preferred. Cash/Venmo accepted
Susan Thurston is a writer and educator whose work can be found in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Los Angeles Review, Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Quarterly, Ithaca Lit, Minnesota Monthly, Fox Cry Review, Rag Mag; several anthologies including Open to Interpretation: At Water’s Edge (Taylor & O’Neill, 2012), Low Down and Coming On (Red Dragonfly Press, 2010), Tremors Vibrations Enough to Rearrange the World (Heywood Press, 1995); the chapbook Wild Bone Season (Heywood Press, 1996); and the novel Sister of Grendel (Calumet Editions, second edition, and The Black Hat Press, 2016).
She coauthored Cooking-Up the Good Life (University of Minnesota Press, 2012) with local-food movement leader Chef Jenny Breen. She is an editor at Calumet Editions. As part of earning her master’s degree from Hamline University, she spent time exploring the influence of gender on the creative process with the game-changing writers Carol Bly, Patricia Hampl, and Meridel Le Sueur. http://susanthurstonwrites.com/
Wanna really immerse?
Enrich the experience even further and stay at Crow Wing Crest Lodge in a private cabin.
Most cabins are $129/night for two-night stay
($109/night for three nights) for 1-2 people
($55/night/person extra peeps.)
Contact the resort directly for cabin options, or book on-line and use the Couples Special Rate available.