mother words writing retreat


I am so excited about this! The first Mother Words Writing Retreat!

Join me for a weekend retreat for mother-writers. We’ll write, share our writing, discuss challenges with craft, and have time to connect with other mother writers in the luxury and quiet of Faith’s Lodge. (There will also be plenty of time for writing in front of a fireplace and exploring the outdoors on skis or snow shoes.) Group meetings and individual conferences will help support you as you delve more deeply into your writing and learn to take risks on the page. Come immerse yourself in the writing life with other mothers who write.

When: 4 p.m. on Friday, February 26 – 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 28

Where: Faith’s Lodge, Wisconsin

Faith’s Lodge is located on 80 picturesque acres in Northwestern Wisconsin near the town of Webster, less than a two-hour drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, less than one hour from Duluth/Superior and about four hours from Madison. The mission of Faith’s Lodge is to provide a place where parents and families facing the serious illness or loss of a child can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present, and build hope for the future.

But you need not have experienced the loss of a child to attend the retreat. This retreat is for all mother writers. (But proceeds from the Mother Words Writing Retreat will benefit the children and families served by Faith’s Lodge.)

Cost: $300 -500 (sliding scale) – includes lodging, food and beverages, and writing instruction

The Lodge has eight guest suites. Each suite features a private bath, fireplace, balcony/patio, flat screen TV, DVD player, small fridge, and coffee maker. Participants will be sharing rooms, but everyone will have their own bed.

To register: Contact Evelyn Nyberg at or 715-866-8200.

Please contact me with questions about the Mother Words Retreat.

To learn more about Faith’s Lodge, visit


  1. Oh man, tempting. How far is it from Chicago, I wonder?

  2. Everything about this sounds good—wish I could do it.

  3. I'm almost sure that I can swing this!!

  4. Sara, thank you. I wish you could be there, as well.

    Gillian, I think it's five-six hours from Chicago. I would love to have you there!

    Mary, I'd be so thrilled if you could make it!

  5. looks great! i'm trying to make schedule room and budget room to go on a retreat with my new writers group in january. they've been doing this retreat for years, and after three meetings, they want me to join them…seems like heaven in the outer banks.

  6. Sure looks tempting – I'm going to mention this on my blog next week for my writing friends in that part of the country.

  7. What a beautiful offering!

  8. So, if some like myself… who isn't maybe a "real writer" … wanted to go on this retreat… think that would be kosher?

  9. Wow what an interesting & beautiful offering. Sounds like you had a great time. Hope you will have great fun with the schedule. Thanks for sharing. Writing workshop

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