Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019

About This Event


You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow.

This workshop is for published authors and illustrators to have time to talk about their careers, challenges, deadlines, and upcoming projects. With this workshop, we are aiming for meaningful conversation about how to continue to push the boundaries of our work. How do we acknowledge the power of our recurring themes and at the same time find ways to break new ground and find innovation?

Please note that there is an application process for this workshop.

After you register and pay your $200 deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application you will need to fill out.

Authors and illustrators interested in this retreat must list the following when applying:

Two or more titles of your own published work.

A short paragraph indicating ways in which you hope to grow as a writer or illustrator.

The application deadline is July 1, 2019. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline.

What You’ll Learn

Enjoy presentations and activities intended to spark artistic leaps.

Have time to write, illustrate and collaborate according to your own goals.

Spend evenings and mealtimes in community, making connections and filling the creative well.

Who Should Attend

Published authors and illustrators.


Invitation to Defamiliarize

Work at Play

Writing/Retreat Time

Creating an Aural Landscape for Creativity

Editor Q/A session

Blurred Genres: Moving Between Poetry, Fiction, Memoir


Interview with Melissa Sweet

Interview with Ruth Behar

Interview with An Na


“Everyone’s presentations and the week as a whole was just so beautifully crafted, and I enjoyed every second of it. I came in just hoping to have time to work on a few personal projects, and I’m leaving with soooo much more – fixing past projects, so many ideas for new projects, and just a deeper understand of what I want to create!”

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To bring my friend and open her world to the gift of yoga. Denise

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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