Retreats

Writing and Yoga Retreat in Scotland


International Creative Writing & Yoga Retreat

Cumbrae, Scotland

May 26 – June 2, 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to experience island life in Scotland, please join us for a week of writing and yoga on the Isle of Cumbrae. This is one of my favorite spots on earth, where the pace of life is slow, and filled with wonder. I will always remember a woman who attended this same retreat years ago, who had dreamed of being a writer but had not dared to try until she joined us. One evening after all the writers had listened to her read, and told her what they loved about her writing, she said, “I’ve been waiting for this all of my life.” If you have been waiting, join us. Go to Patchwork Farm to read the full description.

Jacqueline on Wee Cumbrae

Workshop Leaders


Jacqueline Sheehan
Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a psychologist and NY Times bestselling author of The Comet’s Tale, Lost & Found, Now & Then, and Picture This. Her most recent novel, The Center of the World, was published in 2016. She edited the anthology, Women Writing in Prison. Jacqueline was awarded residencies at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland and Jentel Arts Colony in Wyoming. She teaches workshops at Grub Street in Boston, Writers in Progress in Florence, Massachusetts, Mass Media in Maine and such far flung places as Guatemala, Jamaica, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.

Patricia has led international writing retreats since 1996. She celebrates our relationship to the earth as sacred, to writing as a way of finding what is deepest within us, and to teaching writing as a participatory, supportive endeavor.
Patricia holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry, fiction and feature articles have appeared in a variety of journals & anthologies. Her book of poems, A Kind of Yellow, won Writer’s Digest’s International competition for self-published books of poetry. High Lonesome, her latest collection of poems, was published in 2011 by Hedgerow Books of Levellers Press.

Jane Mortifee is a writer, singer and actor, in addition to being a gifted yoga instructor. She is currently working on her second novel and greatly appreciates the safe and supportive environment of the creative writing/yoga retreats that provide the opportunity for the muse to come forward. Her dream is to continue to travel the world going from one such retreat to another, as when she is at home her level of procrastination when it comes to writing is impressive!
Jane Mortifee has an AWA certification in leading writing groups and the RYT 500 yoga certification. Her approach is to make yoga safe and accessible for practitioners of all levels. She has studied various forms of meditation, focusing on Tibetan Buddhism for many years. Yoga is a constant companion.
Find Jane and her CDs at www.janemortifee.com

Writing and Yoga Retreat at Villa Sumaya in Guatemala


Guatemala
January 29 - February 5, 2017
Writing and Yoga Retreat at Villa Sumaya, Guatemala
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Writing in Maine


Maine
October 12-22, Rockport, Maine
The Psychology of Strong Characters

Spend a week along the rugged coast of Maine, honing your writing skills. Create memorable characters, driven by powerful forces of motivation that won’t let them rest and keep readers turning the pages. Learn to apply basic psychology to the development of strong characters. Compelling characters, rich with psychological depth, will reveal their fears, desires, and dreams with authentic detail. A writer does not have to become a psychologist, but a writer can learn to make use of psychological foundations to understand their characters and intensify writing.

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