Join us as we journey into the woods and into story. Crafting stories and poetry allows us to explore our own truths and curiosities, our imagination and humanity. The redwood forest on the mountain is full of inspiration and magic. Every day we will venture into the woods to hike and share stories, literary craft talks, and guided visualizations to practice deep attention to the inspiration of the world around us. We will explore imagery, character, conflict, and lyrical language—and most of all, we will write. Writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome.
Open to students entering ninth through twelfth grades and graduating seniors. Participants do not need to be enrolled at Mount Madonna School.
Please contact me if you want to be informed about future retreats.