When we sit down to write, we bring many histories with us, in the form of identity markers, family members, ethnicities, religions, race, geography, and more. Let's take a breath here and inquire: Who else is present?
Our ancestors—whether from our own genetic line or any other influence in our lives—can bring inspiration, direction, connection, and belonging. In this weekend retreat we explore who we bring with us to the page—and how they can help.
We listen closely and gain understanding of how these voices inform the words that come through us and onto the page. As we learn that we are not alone, these muses, protectors, and in some cases threats, can also help us distinguish which is our true voice.
This intimate immersion provides structure and resources to help us meet our goals in a vibrant and diverse community of writers. Together we learn to surrender to the story that needs to be told, including the ones we've inherited.