2013 Haven Writing Retreats
June 19th-23rd (full– wait list)
August 7th-11th (now booking)
September 4th-8th (now booking)
September 18th-22nd (now booking)
Thank you for my winter haven respite, wherein I gave over These Here Hills to you, worked on a book, and watched from afar while you created community in your blog entries and beautifully rich interactions. It was a joy to think that community can happen whether or not face to face. It can be word to word. Congratulations to Darla Bruno for winning the contest! She is the recipient of a scholarship to my Haven Writing Retreat in Montana! I will be back now at These Here Hills and look forward to sharing with you here.
Some people object to social media. They say it is not a real community. Well I just recently did an hour live chat with Book Trib and I loved every minute of it. I might be a talking head on an awkward laptop camera, and I might be alone in my office answering questions typed in from participants, but in this format…there is still community. Something happens when we make ourselves available to question and answer whether in person or not. Thank you Book Trib, and to those who participated! For those of you who didn’t catch it, here you go.