Celebrate With Us

This year, 2018, marks three significant occasions: It is the FINAL Pele’s Fire retreat, and both Elena and Reiko are bring books into the world.  Elena’s story collection, The Immigrant’s Refrigerator, will be published in February, and Reiko’s novel, Shadow Child is coming out on May 8th. Here is a sneak peek at both jackets, and a final reminder.  Today is the last day to apply for the last Pele’s Fire.  So if you want to join us, let know … Read More

Dear Writers

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Dear Writers, I have been thinking a lot about community lately: what it means to be a community of writers. To hear each other, to hold each other up, to stand in each others’ darkness unafraid, to turn up the volume on each other’s voices.  This year, perhaps because I lost my father this summer, and I am breaking my ties to my childhood and my first home, I am thinking about the families we choose. The ones we create. … Read More

Join us in 2018

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Enjoy this video of our 2017 memories and imagine yourself escaping to Hawaii in the cold!  2018 dates are February 28-March 6th.  Flights are discounted for the offseason, so the time to act is now!  We invite you to poke around on the website and apply. Deadline December 4, 2017.   (With thanks to our photographer extraordinaire, Micael Storm Blue) FacebookPinterestLinkedinGoogle+TwitterDiggTumblr

Awakening! Tarot for Writers

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Do you need help grounding your writing? Want to know why you can’t focus, or what you should be focusing on?  Maybe you want to know how to go forward. What’s next?  Or, if you have come to a fork in the road, how do you choose? When I have questions like these, I pull a Tarot card. Often it’s a single card, which answers the question: What do I need to know right now? It’s been an incredibly helpful … Read More

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