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ROOM TO WRITE
A weekend away - just you and a pen.

APRIL 7-10 , 2011
SCARRITT-BENNETT CENTER

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. - NORBET PLATT

Writers often have to carve out precious moments from hectic schedules in order to practice their craft.  Twice each year, (spring and fall) Room to Write invites writers to get away for a long weekend of writing, writing, eating, a bit of conversation, and more writing.

Room to Write is not a conference, but a time for uninterrupted creativity.  Participants write in three-hour blocks, breaking only for meals and optional mind-stretching exercises (meditation or walking Scarritt Bennett’s labyrinth) and gather at the end of the weekend to share successes.  Projects range from business plans to poetry and song lyrics to an upcoming episode of a hot television show.  Participants enter into contracts with one another, pledging to complete whatever they think they can accomplish over the weekend. 

Room to Write welcomes writers at any stage in their writing careers.  For those who would like feedback, the program provides optional editorial guidance from writing doctor, Charlotte Rains Dixon, and help with building an online presence and audience from media consultant, Janet Wallace of socialdeviants.com.  Room to Write will be hosted by Rabbi Rami Shapiro, director of Wisdom House.

For more information on Room To Write, email wisdomhouse@scarrittbennett.org

Package Info:
$295/person for an upgraded room
(includes 3 night’s room accommodations with TV and internet access, all meals, tuition fees and taxes)

$270/person for a standard package
(includes all of the above with no TV or internet access)

Please note:There are no commuter or one-day rates for this retreat, since participants are encouraged to spend time away writing.

If you plan to stay additional days outside the conference dates, please make arrangements with Scarritt-Bennett Guest Services at (615) 340-7500. Check-in is 3:00 pm (central time) and check-out is 10:30 am.

Download Flier/Registration Form (pdf)

Register online here (credit card payments only), download and mail or fax the form above,
call 615-340-7557 or email programs@scarrittbennett.org

PLAN AHEAD: 
The next Room to Write will be held Oct. 20-23 , 2011



 

 

CONTACTS
Kim Johnson
615-340-7450
kjohnson
@scarrittbennett.org