The Writer Craft Writer’s Retreat

Aug. 24-27, 2023.

Led by memoirist and podcaster Valerie Ihsan, this four-day workshop along Oregon’s McKenzie River includes writing instruction, inspirational discussions, and opportunities to network with fellow creatives. “I keep the group small and outside for COVID safety and more intimate networking opportunities,” Ihsan explains. “We’ll be touching on book structure, story hypothesis, plotting that doesn’t hurt, author action plans, and more.” She includes two half-hour coaching sessions available before, after, or during the retreat. Participants can also take optional classes in yoga and reflexology. 

At the retreat, attendees enjoy wholesome Pacific Northwest-style meals. Find a writing space in the surrounding meadow or forest and enjoy a glass of wine with participants around a bonfire each evening. 

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