Spring 2019 Scholarship Opportunity

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Spring 2019 Scholarship Opportunity

Announcing an exciting scholarship opportunity!

Joe and Maureen Brotherton, owners of Doe Bay Resort, in support of The 14th Write (April 4-8) are offering one Write Doe Bay Scholarship ticket to the workshop weekend. Please send a one page testimonial on why Write is right for you and what impact you believe Write can make in your creative path for a chance at a free, well deserved ticket. Please apply by 8 AM PST March 23, 2019 via email writedoebay@gmail.com

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The Meaning of Write, by Jake Uitti

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The Meaning of Write, by Jake Uitti

The essence of the writing retreat, Write, is growth. From one perspective, of course, that’s a very concrete notion, something you can plant your feet on. From another, though, it’s numinous. Like a breeze in your hair reshaping an idea for a poem’s first line. Or a blue pebble in your shoe recalling a similar instance decades past. Or the wash of a wave beneath cliffs. Growth, nevertheless, is central. And Write is a fearless cultivator of it, like a gardener steeped in the land’s tradition, minding where she plants essential seeds.

But seeds, as we know, take many forms. They can be the writers, sorting through thoughts like sluggish creatures or wild animals. Or they can be the individual pages of the writing, unspooling as story tumbles from pen or keystroke for the benefit of a collective deeper breath. Or they can be the literal, the grass in your toes and the trees tussling in a dawning sky. Yet all of these are necessary to the act of creation, the journey of understanding.

Born in Washington’s San Juan Islands, Write first began its focus on the Doe Bay Resort, home to a lineage of musical festivals, solo retreats and a plethora of soul cleansing activities. At Write, the focus is on breaking down barriers that impede inspiration. By sharing both tales and cups of coffee, the Write community coalesces and creates, renewing a love for beginnings and the passion for seeing those moments come to precise fruition.

Jake Uitti

www.jakeuitti.com

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Announcing the return of teaching artist Claire Bidwell-Smith for Spring 2017

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We are thrilled to announce the return of teaching artist alumni Claire Bidwell-Smith for our Spring 2017 workshop. Claire is the award winning author of two books of nonfiction: The Rules of Inheritance & After This: When Life is Over Where Do We Go? Claire lives in Los Angeles and is a mother of two daughters and a therapist specializing in grief. Claire returns to Write with her lessons on the craft of Memoir and the process of publication. Check our website for more information. 

www.clairebidwellsmith.com

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