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writing retreat

Writing Retreat at Bynum Front Porch 2016

Last year’s Creative Connections Art and Writing 1-Day Retreat was a success, so artist Barbara Hengstenberg and I are hosting another one! We will once again host the retreat on the first Saturday of June at the ultra-quaint and historic Bynum Front Porch, just a short drive south of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

We made a few changes to this year’s event. We’ve added:

  • A catered lunch. To help fuel everyone and focus on creating new stories, verse, and art – we will have coffee/tea, water, and refreshments throughout the day, plus a catered lunch. That way everyone simply needs to arrive and enjoy. No need to meal prep.
  • Art supplies. We’ll have acrylic paints and collage materials for all to use. Plus, we provide a small canvas and brushes–and everyone will take home their completed canvas and brush set.
  • More creative time. Some of the feedback from last year’s event called for a longer day, so we extended the day by an hour.

Here’s a collage Barbara made (that I bought and now hangs in my living room) as an example of the type of work we’ll make at the retreat. Everyone’s collage will be inspired by and/or feature written work:

painted collage

I’m extra excited for this year’s retreat because I’ve been spending more free time on art. I took the open art studio time over the winter to draw. Plus I’m registered for a multi-week printmaking class and an acrylic painting class this June. On the home front, I’ve started a peace pole project thanks to Barbara’s inspiration!

Saturday, June 3 10:30AM-4:30PM
$79 – Includes lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments, small canvas, set of brushes. All art supplies provided. Registrants take home their completed canvas and brushes. REGISTER HERE before 5/20

If you’re traveling from out of town, let me know! Happy to share lodging, foodie, and other fun things about our eclectic area. 🙂