Creative Retreat – October 6-8, 2017


Creative Retreat

2017 Creative Retreat

Creative energy for your projects & your soul!

Oct. 6-8, 2017

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Get away from the busyness of life for a weekend this fall. Take time to slow down at our annual retreat for writers and photographers along the scenic banks of the Jacks Fork River in the historic Ozark Waterways. There will be time to learn and time to create. Participants will stay in rustic cabins and enjoy family-style meals in the dining hall.

We are pleased to announce our faculty for 2017: Multi-published author Deborah Raney will lead the writing track. Ken Raney, owner of Raney Day Press, will conduct a special session on indie publishing. Fine art photographer Bill Helvey will help photographers of all levels sharpen their skills.

Learn more about the writing workshops

Fee: $240 for members; $280 for nonmembers. Includes workshop fee and lodging in shared cabins Friday and Saturday; three meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Learn more from Sarah Kohnle at skohnle@msta.org.

Brought to you by the Missouri State Teachers Association. The retreat is open to the public.

Cancellations prior to July 1 will receive a full refund. Cancellations between July 2-Sept. 1 will receive a full refund minus a 30 percent administration fee. Cancellations after Sept. 1 are nonrefundable.

Here’s what past CR participants considered the most beneficial aspect:

“Focus provided on writing in a wonderful environment away from cell phones, computer Internet and distractions.”

“Focusing on writing without distractions.”

“I learned how to use my camera. Bill was very helpful and willing to answer all questions.”

“I felt I was introduced to new ideas to stimulate writing.”

“Camaraderie and rest.”

“It gave me a chance to laugh and unwind in nature.”

Contact Sarah Kohnle at skohnle@msta.org for more details.