Poetry Retreat Schedule

June 2-6, 2020 with Visiting Writer Patricia Smith

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Detailed Schedule:

June 2:

  • 2 pm: Participants arrive and check in
  • 5-6:30 pm:  Opening reception–wine and cheese
  • 6:30: Dinner on your own, individually or in groups (or one group).
  • After dinner: Free time to unpack, socialize, swim, etc.

June 3:

  • 8-9:30:  Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:30-11:  Morning session
  • 11-12:  Lunch (provided)
  • 12-4: Free time (writing, lake activities, pool, individual consultations, etc.)
  • 4-5:30: Optional workshop on submitted poems
  • 5:30: Dinner on your own
  • 8:30 pm: campfire

June 4:

  • 8-9:30:  Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:30-11:  Morning session
  • 11-12:  Lunch (provided)
  • 12-2: Free time (writing, lake activities, pool, individual consultations, etc.)
  • 2-4:30: Visiting writer session
  • 5:30-6:30: Reception
  • 7:00 pm:  Visiting writer reading and book signing, open mic for participants

June 5:

  • 8-9:30: Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:30:  Morning session with visiting writer
  • 11-12:  Lunch (provided)
  • 12-2: Free time (writing, lake activities, pool, etc.)
  • 2-4: (optional) visit to Itasca State Park
  • 4-5:30: Optional workshop on submitted poems
  • 5:30: Dinner on your own

June 6:

  • 8-9:30: Breakfast, check out of guest house
  • 9:30-10:30: Wrap-up and farewell

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