One Day Writer's Retreat

Facilitator: Angela Jackson Brown
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 9:00-5:30 
Location: Fall Creek Abbey, 2439 N. Park Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 (
Cost: Members (no discounts): $79, Nonmembers: $149 *Lunch is not included.
*Limit 15 participants: 11 spots remaining*

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.

*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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Angela Jackson-Brown is an award winning writer, poet and playwright and a graduate of the Spalding low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. She is also a transplanted southerner who still wonders, at times, how she ended up in Indiana, but slowly, she is embracing her Hoosier status. She is the author of the novel Drinking from a Bitter Cup and has published in numerous literary journals. In 2016, Angela's play, Anna's Wings, was selected to be a part of the IndyFringe DivaFest and her play Flossie Bailey Takes a Stand was part of the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. She also wrote and produced the play It Is Well and she was the co-playwright with Ashya Thomas, a BSU graduate, on a play called Black Lives Matter (Too). In the spring of 2018, Angela co-wrote a musical with her colleague, Peter Davis, called Dear Bobby, which was part of the 2018 OnxyFest in Indianapolis, IN. This past fall, her play, Still Singing Those Weary Blues, debuted at Storefront Theatre in Indianapolis, IN and she published her first book of poems, House Repairs.

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Retreat Refund policy
Refunds in the form of class credit will be issued if notice is given 14 or more days before the event. No amount refunded or offered in credit after that time.

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