We thought it was going to be a one-time thing. It was started over a glass of wine at a writing residency, something to bring women poets together to write and find community.
4 years laters, we've moved locations from the Oregon Coast to La Conner, Washington, we've added new inspiration, and personally, I am connected with the most amazing group of women poets who I probably wouldn't have known and definitely wouldn't have known this well.
Along with expanding their literary circle, I also expanded mine. A blessing.
And this event and these new poetry friends, it all happened because we had this idea and we acted on it.
This is what I hope for everyone in the new year-- that your inspirations aren't forgotten, but acted on.
That projects don't sit in the back of a notebook, but are sent out into the world.
Live openly and generously.
Don't let your fears (of failing, of succeeding, of what people might think) stop you.
One life. It's happening now.
And for any women poets interested in learning more about Poets on the Coast 2014, we've opened up registration today.
We already have 18 spots taken by alumni, but there are still 8 or 9 remaining.
Here's the scoop:
POETS ON THE COAST
A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women September 5-7, 2014
Join Kelli Russell Agodon and Susan Rich for the fourth Poets on the Coast Weekend Writing Retreat September 5-7, 2014 at our new location in La Conner! We will gather to write, read and share our work inspired by the art, landscape, and creative energy around us.
This retreat has been designed for women writers of all levels, from beginning poets to well published. Sessions on creativity, generating work, publication, a Master Class workshop, and one-on-one mentoring are included as well as morning yoga.
We only have a limited number of spaces available and they will be filled on a first-come basis.
The relaxing, warm Country Inn of La Conner is designed to nurture your writing self. This retreat will offer you a unique experience to explore your writing and creativity. Come spend a weekend with other women poets. Be ready to be nurtured, inspired and creative.
Check out our webpage for more details and frequently asked questions.
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