March 21st – 27th, 2017
Back by popular demand. Our second year is your second chance to join us. Leave behind a world of distractions for a week devoted to your own writing in an ecologically-conscious setting at Pele’s Fire—a writers’ retreat held in a secluded jungle on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Write and move. Retreat and explore. Find quiet and community. Generate new work and get feedback on your manuscript. Work in groups and one-on-one. Work with all of our teachers.
What makes our all-inclusive retreat unique? You can have it all: your own quiet writing time; small-group workshops with each of our teachers; generative inspiration and exercises; manuscript workshopping; guided conversations on a variety of writing-related topics; a one-on-one conference for manuscript feedback; evening readings and celebrations; and optional free time to explore the island. Volcano National Park, Lava Tree Forest, Kaimu black sand beach and volcanically-heated warm pools are all near by. We will be integrating our our surroundings into our writing. But that's not all. If you love movement, our daily schedule also includes a special series of Nia classes integrated into our writing experience.
The home-base for Pele’s Fire is Kalani—a nonprofit educational retreat center and eco-community that honors Hawaii's heritage, and a living model for implementing best practices in permaculture, sustainability, and community development. Your registration fee includes six nights in a beautiful, spacious cottage (double occupancy), and all meals. Kalani also has a full schedule of yoga and movement classes you can attend, and many different wellness and healing offerings, including massage, reiki, etc. for additional fees. A pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and 120 acres of seaside rain forest beauty await.
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