Point Reyes seems a land apart—stitched loosely to the mainland along the Olema Valley, nearly sundered from the rest of California by Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. Indeed, the peninsula is only passing by, heaving its way toward Alaska along the San Andreas Fault. It’s bump and grind, tremor and quake: a place where the very bedrock moves.
In this weekend retreat for new and experienced writers, we will follow the fault line’s suggestive metaphors. Whether you write prose or poetry, for growth and discovery or profession and craft, prompts will nudge you into productive territory. The two days will include discussion, writing time, and optional instructor conferences. There will be opportunities for solo exploration on the page and/or in the field. Bring a notebook waiting to be filled, a project in progress, or both. We’ll work, sleep and eat at the Historic Lifeboat Station overlooking Drake’s Bay. Accommodations included.