The Writing Retreat Circle

Writing Support When You Need It

One of the questions I get about my writing programs is “I don’t have time to commit to a longer program but I really need writing support! Do you have anything shorter and more flexible?”

I’d always have to say no. 😔

But then I had a brainstorm! Cue timpani drums and Adele (because every brainstorm should have a rousing soundtrack and a marching band too)

Introducing…

The Writing Retreat Circle

A monthly writing retreat + Momentum Meet-Up

Flexible fun support when you need it

Create a schedule of retreats that fits your life and give you the accountability you need.

What gets scheduled and supported, gets done

You can attend one retreat, a few, or every single one of them.

Whether you’ve always wanted to attend a writer’s retreat or you miss attending retreats in the “before times,” or you know you will write more if you commit to a monthly date, this is your opportunity to fulfill that desire.

Amy Foltz

“I don’t know how Jen brings the same in-person energy to her virtual retreats, but she does!”

— Amy Foltz

Clem Wicklow

“I just wanted to say thank you very much for the wonderful retreat – it was fabulous! I was a bit nervous beforehand, but got such a lot out of it… I’ve not got an in-person retreat experience to compare it with, but I thought it worked really well on Zoom. And you get the prize for the best break-out room management ever!”

— Clem Wicklow

Lynn Turnbull

“What a rush! I’m still flying high from the retreat today. I’m excited. I’m fired up. I’m energized. I’m motivated. I’m full of new insights and inspiration. I’m sure I’m going to sleep like a rock tonight.”

— Lynn Turnbull

Amy Dean

“I loved the writing prompts and creating a space to keep writing. The retreat helped me get writing again, get my brain creating, feel close to others and feel safe. All of the experience would want me to join Jen again! The most important part people should know about a virtual retreat is you can make it as real as the real thing if you are willing to create it that way. Absolutely, I recommend it.”

— Amy Dean

Each month that you sign up for the Writing Retreat Circle you receive:

A half-day immersive writing retreat

Write your heart out with the help of breathwork, meditation, my famous “trickster” prompts, craft tidbits, dance breaks, just-in-time chatbox coaching, and community connection.

A Momentum Meet-Up

Circle up with like-minded writers and plan what you want to accomplish between retreats, brainstorm writing quandaries with me and the group, share fears, debunk platform and publishing myths and blocks, trade resources. I’ve been writing professionally for more than 30 years – borrow my brain! 75 minutes.

And You Also Receive:

A full recording of the retreat and Momentum Meet-Up, so you can go back to the parts you missed or repeat a session or exercise you enjoy on your own time.

A private forum to connect with other retreatants. Optional and fun way to find reading partners, make new friends, and exchange resources between retreats.

First access invites to future in-person retreats, The Non-Fiction Mastermind, Write Now guest speaker sessions, and snail mail treats.

A Momentum Meet-Up

Circle up with like-minded writers and plan what you want to accomplish between retreats, brainstorm writing quandaries with me and the group, share fears, debunk platform and publishing myths and blocks, trade resources. I’ve been writing professionally for more than 30 years – borrow my brain! 75 minutes.

Dates

Momentum Meet-Up

May 10 2022

June 9 2022

July 22 2022

September 12 2022

October 12 2022

November 10 2022

Virtual Retreat

May 19 2022

June 15 2022

July 26 2022

September 20 2022

October 20 2022

November 17 2022

All Momentum Meetups are from 11 am MT/1 pm ET – 12 pm MT/2 pm ET

All Writing Circle Retreats are from 9 am MT/11 am ET – 2 pm MT/4 pm ET (with breaks built in!)

The Writing Retreat Circle is a good fit for you if…

You don't need or have time right now for another writing program -- you need to be supported and inspired to do the work. To show up your ideas and stories.

A regular commitment to write or show up for a class is too much but you can't abandon your writing entirely or you'll shrivel up like the forgotten veggies in your fridge and ooze black slime and generally be sad.

You are ovaries to the wall on a project and doing pretty good (or working with a writing coach) but you need a lift of insight and writing joie de vivre and excellent dance tunes.

You’re sneaking up on writing like my puppy Willa tries to sneak up to our bed at night (very carefully), and you need a place you can feel safe to explore, without it being a big ding dang do.

You’ve retreated with me before or worked with in other writing programs and you need an infusion of Jen goofiness and sparkle.

You’re like Prince Harry and Meghan: over and done with putting what you want last.

What to do next:

Choose the 2022 dates that fit your schedule

Write the dates in your calendar

Show up and be astonished at what you create - during the retreat and in-between!

When you schedule one or more Writing Retreat Circles, the magic begins.

You’ve declared, “My writing matters.”

You’ve given yourself support – kindly, flexibly in a way that fits your life.

You’ve stepped into a container and that means you have a date to show up and do the work – but not alone! Hallelujah for community!

The cost for one monthly retreat + Momentum Meet-Up is $395

Attend one, three, or all of them if you prefer! Select your dates by clicking the “JOIN TODAY” button!

To keep the price so low, there are no refunds or date exchanges. There will be no exceptions. Please consider the dates you reserve with care.

Given the strange flux of our world, I have no idea if The Writing Retreat Circle will happen beyond 2022. So grab the opportunity to work with me and the amazing writers who show up now.

Spaces are limited. I reserve the right to close registration on a particular month’s retreat at any time. Please pay for the dates you want now so you won’t be disappointed.

Stop writing alone, stop distracting yourself seventeen times an hour, stop believing the Itty-Bitty-Shitty-Committee, and gently, truthfully, beautifully, do the work.

Your stories matter. You matter. Come join us and exult in that truth.

Yay! We’re so glad you’re here!

Monthly magic writing retreats with Jen – a half-day retreat each month – write your heart out with the help of meditation, powerful prompts, craft tidbits, dance breaks, tiny bits of learning, and time for Q&A.

Use these retreats to maintain focus and flow on your project, overcome sticky places so they don’t persist for months, rediscover your love of writing, and reignite your best writing habits.