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The Anatomy of a Wave — A Generative Retreat at the Oregon Coast — Oct 21-24

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Free
View Venue Website, 510 SW 3rd Ave #101, Portland, OR 97204 + Google Map

The Anatomy of a Wave
w/ Lidia Yuknavitch & the Corporeal Writing Squad

October 21st-24th, at The Salishan Coastal Lodge near Lincoln City, OR

***SOLD OUT*** — please fill out the form below to add yourself to the waitlist

In this creative retreat we will explore the motion and space of waves as a means of creating deeper, more rhythmic, and sustainable writing practice, both in terms of present-tense projects as well as the longevity of your writing practice over time. Put simply, we can learn a great deal about writing from the motion of ocean waves. The movement of water can teach us about some kindred motions: the motion of the imagination and the subconscious, the motion of language, the motion of storytelling. In this interactive creative retreat we will enter wave exploration through conversation, imagination, and writing portals, and we will offer you creative whipped cream on top in the form of collage-making, meditation and divination, and tea talks.

Held at the beautiful Salishan Coastal Lodge next to the Pacific Ocean and embedded in old growth forests, this retreat is a chance to unwind, unplug, and regenerate and generate. Beach access is included with accommodations, there is a restaurant both on-site and down the hill, and Lincoln City is about 15-20 minutes away.

Come join Lidia Yuknavitch & most of the Corporeal Writing Squad (Janice Lee, Domi Shoemaker, Daniel Elder, Katie Guinn, and Brigid Yuknavitch.) for a weekend to remember. Fill out the form below to let us know you’re interested!

SCHEDULE:

Friday:

Evening: introductions and libations

Saturday:

10am-12am: creative generative lab with Lidia

12pm-1pm: lunch (provided)

1pm-3pm: afternoon creative generative session

4pm-7pm: freedom to roam, find some dinner, daydream, write

7pm-8pm: Participant Readings

Sunday:

10am-12pm: creative generative lab with Lidia

12pm-1pm: lunch (provided)

1pm-3pm: afternoon creative generative session

4pm-7pm: freedom to roam, find some dinner, daydream, write

7pm-8pm: Participant Readings

Monday: check out and return to our lives, still feeling all the ripples

Includes optional whipped cream sessions w/squad in the form of art/collage making, meditation & divination, and tea talks in the 4-6 time slots.

Note: Portland (PDX) is the closest major airport and you will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the lodge.

Cost:

Single Room (for those who prefer to lodge alone): $2,200/pp

Double Room: (for those who choose to lodge with another writer, either someone you know who is also attending, or we can pick for you): $1,800/pp

If you choose a single room, you will have a king-size bed. If you choose to share a room, you can choose a room with one king-size bed or two queen-size beds.

A portion of the proceeds from this retreat will be used to fund access to future retreats for indigenous writers, writers of color, writers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ humans.

Please fill out the form below to register and we will be in touch soon!

***SOLD OUT*** — please fill out the form [here] to add yourself to the waitlist