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Sabino Springs Writers’ Retreat, Tucson

 

Journeys and Discoveries: Writing From Your Life

Sabino Springs Writers’ Retreat — Tucson, Arizona 

January 22 to 28, 2011

Join editor and instructor Allyson Latta for this unique one-week retreat open to travel-loving writers of all ages. At Sabino Springs you’ll enjoy a series of entertaining and stimulating workshops and the opportunity to explore your own creative writing, while taking in sunshine, desert and mountain scenery, and irresistible Arizona culture.

If you are interested in writing memoirs or using life experiences to enrich your fiction, this retreat could be the inspiration you need.

Relax in shared accommodation at the luxurious Casitas at Sabino Springs, with views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and the fairways of the Arizona National Golf Club. Condos are over 1200 square feet and feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, state-of-the-art kitchen, dining area, great room with queen-size pullout couch, and outdoor patio. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre. Our workshop venue is a 15-minute walk away at host Gail Rudyk’s welcoming Southwestern-style home.

Registration fee covers 7 nights’ accommodation, most meals, 12 hours of workshops, 1 private consult with Allyson, a Q&A session with a Tucson-based literary publisher, group activities such as an evening Reading Salon, and transportation for planned sightseeing.

Optional excursions include a tram-ride and hike in picturesque Sabino Canyon, a visit to Tanque Verde Dude Ranch, a trip to Colossal Cave Mountain Park, a guided tour of San Xavier del Bac Mission and historic downtown Tucson, lunch at the charming Arizona Inn and gardens … and more. Use free time to focus on your own writing, commune with other writers, and re-energize in these beautiful surroundings.

Space is very limited and some workshop spots may be reserved by local writers. Accommodation availability is based on booking order. Contact Allyson at lattamemoirs@gmail.com for rates, Program, and Detail Sheet. For more about Allyson, visit www.allysonlatta.ca .

Early-bird registration special: Register before August 15, 2010, and receive a written critique of one piece of writing (max. 2,000 words).

WCDR member discount: 10% off registration fee

“I think doing a lot of documentary photography led me to write creative nonfiction. In the process of making photographs at events it occurred to me that whatever narrative I created would be considered the 'true' narrative.... This is an interesting challenge -- to select from all the information at one's disposal and to distill it down to just the bare essentials and still be accurate.”– Chris Cobb