A Working Poets Retreat 2019

  • Highlights Foundation Highlights Foundation
  • Pocono Mountains Municipal, Coolbaugh Township, PA, USA
  • Oct 17 - 20, 2019 (4 days)
  • $799.00 - Program Price

About This Event


Join poets Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard for a working poet’s retreat in the woods. Less structured than a traditional workshop, this intimate retreat will give you time and space to foster your creativity and focus on your individual writing in a nurturing environment. These few days will consist of a mixture of intense workshopping on new poems generated and poems-in-progress, as well as morning guided poetry prompts and afternoon roundtable readings and group feedback. This retreat serves all poets, writing for any audience.

What You’ll Learn

Long stretches of individual writing time

Round table group readings & feedback

Learning to look at your poems with a fresh eye

Guided poetry prompts

Strategies and tips for revising your own poems

Explore what you really want your poetry to say

Rest, write, and let your creativity be rejuvenated

Who Should Attend

This retreat serves all poets, writing for any audience.


We will jump into each day with a guided poetry exercise, followed by hours of individual writing time. Late afternoons will bring us together for roundtable critiques and intense workshopping for poems-in-progress.


Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard: Collecting Word Treasures

Rebecca Kai Dotlich: One Poet’s Story

Georgia Heard and Rebecca Kai Dotlich: The Magic of Metaphor

Faculty Interview: Poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich


“Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard are amazing apart and absolutely magical together. Smart, approachable, creative and supportive. Would attend ANY workshop with either of them again.”

“Georgia and Rebecca were amazing, fun presenters, knew their stuff, gave lots of information, supportive. One-on-one session was very valuable. Their choice of poems was on-spot to exemplify the lesson. Assignments and feedback were valuable. Open, friendly, knowledgeable, honest. what you hope to get!!!”

“Georgia & Rebecca were incredible. The workshop was the perfect blend of instruction, writing, group reading, feedback and guest speakers. Georgia and Rebecca took the time to become “part of the group”, appearing to have as much fun with us as we had with them.”

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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