One Day Writer’s Retreat

Date: Saturday, April 25
Facilitator: Angela Jackson-Brown
Location: Fall Creek Abbey, 2439 N. Park Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 ( 
Time: 9:00-5:30

As you come crawling out of the doldrums of winter, why not give yourself the gift of a day of writing and workshopping about writing: a quiet day in a tranquil, inviting setting, surrounded by a small group of other likeminded writers?

This One Day Writer’s Retreat will nudge you out of your typical writing patterns by helping you to exercise your creative muscles in a new way. The goal for the day will be to help you break through to new insights and new ways of working through your creative ideas.

Angela Jackson-Brown, Ball State University faculty member, poet, novelist and playwright, will lead you through several mini-writing lessons, with quiet writing time interspersed. Jackson-Brown has used this approach to writing on her own and other writer’s retreats including the three day writing retreat she led for the Indiana Writers Center during the summer of 2019.

Tentative Schedule for the Day

9:00 – 9:30 am 
Arrive, register, settle in. Meet and greet your fellow writers. Select your table where you will be having your quiet writing time and settle in. Coffee/tea/water/fruit/snacks provided and available all day.
9:45 – 10:15 am
Mini Lesson – Generating Ideas
10:20 – 10:40 am
Timed Writing
10:45 – 11:05 am
Timed Writing
11:10 – 11:30 am
Mini Lesson – Point of View
11:35 – 11:55 am
Timed Writing
Noon – 12:55 pm
LUNCH (not provided*)
1:00 – 1:30 pm 
Introductions and/or Sharing time (How is it going?)
1:35 – 1:55 pm
Mini Lesson – Character Development
2:05 – 2:25 pm
Timed Writing
2:30 – 2:50 pm
Timed Writing
3:00 – 3:20 pm
Mini Lesson – Research
3:30 – 3:50 pm
Timed Writing
4:00 – 4:20 pm
Timed Writing
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Unwind with Wine/Cheese and Readings- We’ll relax, celebrate, and read aloud to the group something we wrote during the day. We’ll close by setting some goals for ongoing writing to keep our work going and maintain the momentum of the day.


*Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. The Fall Creek Abbey has a full kitchen with refrigerator, and they will provide free coffee, tea, and light snacks all day. Goose the Market is right around the corner as is Subway and a few other options.*


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