Overnight Retreats


Spring Retreat at the Lyle Hotel with Jennifer Springsteen

Date: Friday evening and Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2020
​Time:  Friday after dinner: 7pm to 9pm, and Saturday: 8:30am to 5pm
Location: The Lyle Hotel
​Cost:  $150 ($50 nonrefundable deposit); includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and non-alcoholic beverages.
This spring, we'll jump across the river to Washington to stay at the lovely Lyle Hotel to write together in community. We will write together in the dining room, although writers have the option to spread out into any of the other spaces in the hotel and patio.

We join Friday evening for dinner (optional) and then begin our retreat at 7pm in the dinning room. We'll write to prompts for two hours. The next morning, writers will join again in the dinning room at 8:30 for a continental breakfast. Starting at 9am, we'll write all morning long and then eat our lunch together (lunch is included in the price and will be salads, fruits, and paninis). In the afternoon you'll have the opportunity to work for an extended time on your own project, or to continue with the work you started in the morning session. You are also free to wander around the town of Lyle or curl up in the lobby with a book. 

We'll gather together in the afternoon for a salon, reading to one another the great work we've produced. This day will leave you excited by all you've written, and touched by the people you've spent the day with. At 5pm, you have the option to stay for a happy hour toast!