The 2016 Writers in the Round Retreat on Star Island (Thursday-Sunday, September 8-11) is a multi-day creative retreat for songwriters and poets in a beautiful natural setting. The retreat is a time for artisitic growth in a safe environment, fostered by instructors who are experts in their art, be it songwriting, poetry, or spoken word, and who are whole-souled in their approach to life.
A Supportive Approach
The small group experience consists of classes for instruction, workshops for creative expression, and evening programs, which support a healthy group dynamic.
Participants are encouraged to take risks and push themselves to explore new aspects to the process of writing. Honesty, compassion, and humor are qualities valued by retreat organizers and participants.
Activities: New Beginnings and New Horizons
The development of a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment is a central goal. Formal activities are focused exclusively on this goal. There are also opportunities for informal networking, which are supported as a part of retreat activities. Through immersion in the formal and informal activities, participants often embark upon new creative directions never before touched upon, and form new creative associations with others outside of their daily walk in life. As such the retreat fosters diversity, and celebrates new beginnings and new horizons.
Star Island 2016 Retreat
We are happy to announce that Writers in the Round Creative Retreat On Star Island is now in its twelvth year! We hope you will share with others and if possible let us know of your plans to attend this year's retreat. Registration opens on April 15. You may contact the Conference Registrar/Co-Chair at email@example.com. , or contact Co-Chair Craig Werth at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Financial aid is available again with Star Island. Many WITR attendees have made good use of financial aid in previous years. Full details are listed on the Star website: starisland.org/conferences/financial-aid
This year's Writers in the Round (WITR) Retreat on Star,
hosted by Ellen Taylor and Craig Werth, will take place from
Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11, 2015.
About the Instructors
Songwriting: To Be Announced by February 1
Poetry: To Be Announced by February 1
Registration for the WITR Conference begins on April 15,
2016. See top right section of this web page for more
information and relevant links.