Retreats, Workshops & Classes
Sometimes our circumstances are such we need to remain and grow where we are. But sometimes, when life allows, we need to get away and retreat to learn to breathe again and regain our balance.
–And so we find ways we can come together with others of like mind, to get away in an idyllic setting, away from the routine, the requirements, the numbing repetition of existence, to find and reclaim our art and, therefore, ultimately our lives. Once reclaimed, we can return home, knowing that the magic was never in that location but rather, is within each of us. It is us and is wherever we are, whatever we do, and is part of that essence that this world has never seen before and will never see again. Ultimately we realize that by retreating we are never “getting away from” but rather, if we are lucky, we live a life in which we are always following our own sacred path toward who we are meant to be.
West of the moon
New Harmony, IN | June 10-15 2018
The West Of The Moon Writer’s Retreat will help you:
Learn practical tools you can use to write with intention, perseverance, focus and clarity
Listen deeply to your body to discover your authentic self (the reason you’re probably in this whole writing thing in the first place)
Listen deeply to your body to tap into the stories stored there
Sculpt time to be at the page
Specific tools and techniques to develop and to maintain momentum, and establish a consistent writing practice
Experience writing as a way to connect with your authentic self
Be part of a supportive community of peers that is committed to writing and listening together
Time for you. Just you! (each day you’ll get time to disappear if you want, to explore New Harmony or your writing or yourself)
Remember not just how it feels to play, but how play can benefit your life
Write into your stories
West of the Moon 2017 was completely filled for the third year in a row. We expect WOTM 2018 to sell out as well. Registration for 2018 is open with a few spots remaining. You can find more information, by visiting westofthemoonretreat.com or email email@example.com or click the link below:
RETREAT:A Labyrinth Journey: Connecting with Your Creativity Through Walking and Writing WITH MARGY OEHMIG
COMING SEPTEMBER 28 THROUGH 30, 2018
AT ST. MARY'S SEWANEE
When external events compel us to look outward is precisely when we need to examine inwardly. Living in complex times requires creativity and a sense of grounding that is found in the spiritual. Join Margy Oehmig and Terry Price for a weekend of joy and discovery through labyrinth walking followed by reflection and writing. This will be a special time to retreat away from the noise and distraction of the world in order to refresh, reflect, and reemerge better equipped to creatively reconnect with the divinity within, the divinity around us, and the divinity in the world. Although no writing experience is necessary, creative writers will learn ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool in their practice. And everyone will learn new ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool for a creative life.
The retreat will begin on Friday evening with a meet and greet, an orientation of the weekend and an introduction to the labyrinth. Saturday will feature presentations, labyrinth walks, and journaling, but also quiet time and space to be able to just listen to that inner voice. Sunday morning will be a time of sharing and ideas to take back to your own life to continue your journey.
Nashville, TN | dates TBD
As an experienced labyrinth facilitator, let Terry teach you the benefits of this walking meditation including some history and a lot of ideas for getting the most from your labyrinth experiences and how to identify inspirations from individual walks as well and discerning ideas that come together as a result of multiple walks. Workshops will be scheduled throughout 2018 in middle Tennessee and return here for a schedule of workshops led elsewhere. Terry is also available to travel to a labyrinth near you to lead a personal or group workshop.
FROM SPARK TO STORY WORKSHOPS WITH CHARLOTTE RAINS DIXON
COMING NOVEMBER 2ND AND 3RD, 2018
From Spark to Story Workshop
Atmalogy in Nashville, Tennessee
Presented by Writing Wild and True
Charlotte Rains Dixon and Terry Price - Workshop leaders
Join Charlotte and Terry for Friday evening/all-day Saturday creative workshops in beautiful Nashville.
In this intensive two day event, you’ll learn to dream then mine your dreams for ideas and directions to effectively get to the page. This will be very much a hands-on experience with lots of exercises and musings designed to free you from your logical, critical brain thinking, sending you deep into that which is of your essence. And once we’ve played Friday night, we’ll send you home to sleep and dream and allow your subconscious to play with all of the fun things you’ve come up with. On Saturday, you’ll return, refreshed and excited to find out what other playful things we’ll be doing to continue to tease out your inner creativity. Finally, on Saturday afternoon, we’ll work with you to show you how to take the whisperings of the muse and turn them into your writings.
Pricing is still being determined for the workshops. If you've attended these workshops in the past, these will be new presentations. All of our workshops compliment each other, however, each is self-standing and can be taken independently. For more details check back here often or click on link below!
MTSU Write is a from-home mentorship program under the English Department. It is a three-semester program, working with new and experienced writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting.
I was one of the original graduates of the program and am now adjunct faculty and mentor in the fiction and creative nonfiction tracks.
The mission is simple: helping you become the writer you long to be.
The method is direct: working one-on-one with a mentor to hone your writing skills and produce a publishable manuscript.
The award-winning faculty have distinguished themselves in a variety of genres and styles, and we are confident we can provide you with a mentor who understands your interests, can help improve your skills,and coach you toward achieving your goals.
If you'd like to advance your writing in any of the above genres, whether you wish to work with me or another faculty member, check out MTSU Write.