Kirkridge signFearless Storytelling – A writing retreat

June 8, 9 and 10, 2018

Are you trying to find a way to tap the material for your memoir or other nonfiction writing? Do you have a difficult story to tell? During this three-day writing retreat, explore ways to access the stories we most want to tell. Join other writers in a supportive environment. The retreat will be held at the Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Bangor, Pa., a beautiful setting for renewal.

Full program TBA January 2018.

Read what one of my workshop participants says about attending one of my retreats:

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the “Healing Through Our Stories” retreat as a workshop participant. Vicki is a gifted facilitator. Above and beyond her breadth of knowledge— including formal training in creative writing, life experience, and the deep curiosity of any marvelous teacher— she is able to both create and hold safe space for participants engaged in writing and speaking about charged emotional experiences. She is keenly aware of the vulnerability in expressing difficult stories, allowing each participant, in their own time, to share and be heard. She also knows how to gently invite participants to enter further into memories and experiences  still ripe for mining. She allows community to develop and it does, under her leadership and talent. At the core of her classes, workshops, and retreats, is Vicki’s thoughtful and kind self. She invites all of us to join her in being thoughtful, kind, vulnerable, and beautifully authentic. She invites us all to our voice and, as a result, to be heard and to heal. — Virginia Grove

Words in the Sand — A writing retreat at the New Jersey shore.

Come write in Victorian Ocean Grove, N.J.! Join nonfiction writer Vicki Mayk and poet Dawn Leas for a weekend of writing, inspiration and relaxation at the Ocean Park Inn.

Coming in Fall 2018 — September 14, 15 and 16

Visit the page for my June 2017 retreat at Kirkridge by clicking here to see the fun and flavor of the experience.

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