Instructor: Lisa Ellison and Deborah Prum
$80 Members | $87 Nonmembers
Saturday, 2/10/18 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
*This retreat will take place at the instructor’s home.
There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be. –Leon Bloy
Grief and loss are universal human experiences frequently associated with suffering and darkness. But there are gifts hidden in these difficult times that transcend the painful narratives we often tell. Join us for an in-town, offsite retreat that combines experiential activities, writing prompts, and discussions that will help you find the gifts in your grief and loss.
This retreat is limited to 8 participants. The in-town location will be provided once payment has been received.
|Deborah M. Prum’s award-winning fiction has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Across the Margin and other literary journals and anthologies. Her audio book, First Kiss and Other Cautionary Tales, is a collection of essays, which have aired on NPR-member stations and have appeared in The Washington Post and other publications. She’s written on writing for Writer Magazine, The Writer’s Handbook, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Magazine.
|Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Recipient of a 2015 VQR Conference scholarship for potential literary excellence, Lisa’s essays have been published in Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. To learn more, please visit her website: www.lisacooperellison.com