Sunday, November 6, 2011

Northwest Writers Retreat

By Wendy A. Jones


My apologies that this is showing up so late in the day. I've been recovering from an awesome weekend (and a couple of way-later-than-usual nights) spent at the Northwest Writers Retreat at Rosario Beach Washington, sponsored by the Round Tuit chapter of ANWA.

The weather was beautiful (but cold!) and the presentations and classes were excellent. Not only is Sarah M. Eden an amazing writer, she is also a fantastic and enthusiastic presenter. And she can fix toilets!

I came away with a renewed sense of what my writing is, where I want it to go, and how to get it there. Thanks so much to all of you who worked so hard in organizing, coordinating, and accomplishing such a great event.

You should all join us next year. Washington is beautiful in November.

9 comments:

  1. What Wendy said is all true (although I'm not an eyewitness to the toilet fixing thing) and that's a great photo of the group. As a first-timer at the retreat, I was at first impressed and now I'm a convert. Not a moment spent regretting the plane trip or long car ride (thanks again, Jenny!) and not a moment of wasted time while we were there. Inspiring setting, inspiring people--who could ask for more? In my evaluation/survey I told the committee that it was like an event you'd expect a bunch of Relief Society presidents to organize.

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  2. I missed eveyone SO much! I hope I can have sitting in order and go next year.

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  3. We missed you, too, Leesa! Next year for sure.

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  4. How fun! Some day I am going to make it there.

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  5. What a great experience. I hope I can attend some day.

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  6. We missed Leesa and some others, but we loved meeting new people. Maybe next year, everyone can come and a few new faces, too. We'll take over the whole place!

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  7. Thanks Terry! And it would be great to take over. :-)

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  8. I'm glad my friend told me about this so I could come along this year. I learned a lot and left feeling very inspired. Thanks to everyone for interesting classes, good company, and good food. =)

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