Sometimes writing feels like tracing words in the sand. As quickly as we form the words, winds propelled by distraction and self-doubt erase them. Treat yourself to a weekend at the shore designed to focus, inspire and encourage your writing. Join Dawn Leas and Vicki Mayk for Words In The Sand.
The weekend will include prompts employing both poetry and prose, allowing you to “try on” a different genre to write about the same idea or experience. After exploring historic Ocean Grove, Dawn and Vicki will lead exercises that will stretch your writing muscles in finding new ways to capture place in your writing. On Sunday, the group will explore using all five senses to add layers and descriptive detail in prose and poetry.
Words in the Sand will be held at the Ocean Park Inn,
a cozy bed and breakfast in beautiful Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
Please note, the majority of the rooms have baths.
It is just two blocks from the beach and four blocks from the main shopping area and a short walk to Asbury Park. The Inn will be closed to the general public during the weekend to allow our group to have full access to the common areas and guest rooms.
What is included in retreat fee?
• Workshops with Vicki and Dawn
• Lodging accommodations that include a continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
• Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
Friday and Saturday evenings – dinner is on your own or with other workshop participants. Explore Ocean Grove or nearby Asbury Park. A list of restaurants will be provided.
If you are not able to attend Words In The Sand after you have registered, we offer the following options:
1) Find someone to take your place. We can transfer your retreat registration to another individual you designate with no penalty until September 1, 2018.
2) If you cannot find a replacement, you may request a refund.
Refunds are offered on a sliding scale based on date of request and how close we are to the retreat.
We will issue your refund, if applicable (based on dates below), using the same mechanism that you used to pay: either through PayPal or by check. Please allow up to a week for us to process your request.
Within seven days of date of payment, until Aug. 15, 2018: Full refund
Between June 15, 2018 and July 23, 2018: 75% refund
Between July 23 and Aug. 22, 2018: 60% refund
After Aug. 22, 2018 (including no-shows): No refund
A note about why retreats and conferences have refund policies:
Throughout the planning process, organizers make important decisions based on current registration numbers, but at the 30-day mark, and especially the week-of mark, funds are released (or have already been released) to vendors, such as the hotel/bed and breakfast, caterers, supplies, etc., and are no longer available to issue refunds. This is why you’ll see that most retreats and conferences have a tiered schedule on their policies, and why, at some point (usually 30 days), refunds are no longer given. This is an industry standard; we add this explanation to give an understanding behind this best practice. Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.