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  • Writer's pictureJ. R. Erickson

Rest, Retreat and Write: Michigan Summer Writer’s Retreats and Workshops

It’s really easy to allow writing to be a solitary activity. Though solitude might be helpful for the act of writing, it can become destructive to the creative process. Hours logged in frustrated silence as we create and kill our characters, research until our brains bleed and secretly fear that no one will ever value our work, begins to take a heavy toll after a while. Creativity calls for sustenance and writer’s retreats are fodder for even the most blocked mind. Retreats are a forum for collaboration, inspiration and renewal. What better way to truly enjoy our beautiful state of Michigan than to connect with other writers and breathe life back into your process?

Bear River Writer’s Conference: May 29-June 2nd, 2014

Summer Writing Classes by Holly Wren Spaulding (Poetry, Creative Writing, Mixed Media): June and July 2014

Peninsula Writers Summer Retreat at Glen Lake: June 2014

Interlochen Academy for the Arts Writer’s Retreat: June 16-19, 2014

Ann Arbor Book Festival 2014 Writer’s Conference: June 21st, 2014

Inkstains Youth Writing Camp at Eastern Michigan: July 7-11

Keweenaw Writer’s Workshops: July 19-20

In Harmony: A Grand Rapids Area Prose and Poetry Workshop by Ludington Writers: July 20th, 2014


“Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my


literary thinking all my life.”



—Hunter S. Thompson



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