Getting To Know Your Novel Online Course (Jan 3-Feb 21) Plus Onsite Retreat (Apr 7-11) 2019

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Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided writing retreat.

We’d like to invite you to spend the first three months of 2019 workshopping your novel (either complete or in-progress) in this unique program led by author and writing teacher Sarah Aronson and co-faculty Melanie Crowder, with support from several teaching assistants. The workshop has 3 parts:

Part 1: Weekly Sessions in a Web Classroom

January 3-February 21

You’ll participate in online discussions, read lectures, watch videos and complete writing exercises.

Part 2: Writing and Revising On Your Own


You’ll apply all you learned in Part 1 to your novel–finishing up your draft, or your revision, with faculty support as needed.

Part 3: In-person Workshop at our Retreat Center

April 7-11

You’ll bring your novel to our Retreat Center, where the team will mentor you through your next round of revisions.

See more details under the above “Agenda” tab.

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Getting To Know Your Novel Online Course (Jan 3-Feb 21) Plus Onsite Retreat (Apr 7-11) 2019

at Highlights Foundation

  • Apr 7, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019 (5 days)


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Why Retreat?

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I am an oncology nurse and a few long time patients have died recently. I need to rejuvenate and return to my breath! Elizabeth

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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