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We hope to create an environment to write.

That's why there's nothing happening before noon - not even a scheduled breakfast. We will have food and writing prompts available every morning for you to take at your convenience and write in solitude with the mountain and lake.


That also means, just like the AspenHouse model, you get to pick what appeals to you, and only what appeals to you. You are not obligated to participate in any of the events listed below. We believe that we are ever-growing as authors and storytellers, and want to share our experiences in the process so far. Learning is up to you and your interests.

*** This content is subject to change as we draw closer to the retreat ***


12:00   Check-in (earliest)

2:30     Welcome

4:00     SESSION: Demystifying the Publishing Process

5:00     Author photos

6:00     Dinner


12:00   Lunch

1:00     SESSION: Worldbuilding - Leigh Hull

2:30     SESSION: Story Structure - Ley Esses

6:00     Dinner

8:00     Campfire stories


11:00   Hike/picnic

12:00   Lunch

1:00     SESSION: Character Design - Ley Esses

2:30     SESSION: Editing Demo - Leigh Hull

6:00     Dinner

8:00     Spoken word/Read aloud


12:00   Lunch

1:00     SESSION: Cover Design - Leigh Hull

2:30     SESSION: Audiobooks 

4:00     SESSION: Making Money with Your Book

6:00     Dinner


10:00   Mountain climb

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