[edit: only spots in 3rd session remain.]
Who wants to write in the rain next year? Register now to get in on the coolness.
[edit: only spots in 3rd session remain.]
Three sessions. 100+ writers. Rain, flooding, snow, sunshine, and--lots of writing and good times. Thanks to everyone for a great year!
Registration will open sometime between the end of March and early April. Keep your eyes on the site. The sessions fill up lightning fast once the registration module goes live.
First session of this year's retreats starts next Wednesday. Hard to believe it's here already! The schedule for all three sessions is available for a looksee, all attendees and rooms have been organized, and badges printed out. Also, you can now look at the attendee list and see what areas of the country folks are coming from.
There's a lot more to do on the retreat director's end of things, but all is proceeding nicely to give all 105 attendees a wonderful writing experience!
Who goes to the Rainforest retreat? Ever wonder where these fine writers are from?
Well, sure, we get a lot from the Pacific Northwest, naturally, particularly Washington State: Seattle, Port Townsend, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Everett, Federal Way, etc.
But we get some folks who travel quite a bit. From this year's list of attendees:
Oregon, Colorado, British Columbia, Alberta, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri . . .
And now...the first retreat is less than two months away! Oh....and don't forget to get on the wait list. I've gone through four names on the list in the past few days alone. (Even writers on the wait list have their plans change.)
That didn't take long. And I'm sorry for those who blinked when registration went live at 7 p.m. Thursday night. One session was sold out in 20 minutes, and all three were sold out by 9:30.
However, don't despair. You should go forthwith to the "Contact Us" page and send a note to get on the waiting list. There will definitely be some spots to add when the dust settles, and I see how we're doing on accommodations availability. Plus, there are always cancellations. I've had waiting lists as long as 35 people and I've gone all the way through it.
Send us a note! Click on this orange-y text!
Forthcoming! Will you be ready for the onslaught of regisration (aka feeding frenzy)?
The dates for 2017 are now finalized. See the 2017 Retreat page for more info.
Hard to believe, but the start of the 2016 retreats is just a month away! With that comes notice of the events schedules for all three sessions. You can see them here.
It's December, and only a few months away from the 2016 retreats. December and January tend to be the months attendees have to cancel, and often, I'm whipping through the wait list because those who were on it, didn't keep the dates open and scheduled something else, and so now they can't go. And so I go to the next person on the list. At one point there were 20 on the wait list. Now I'm down to 5, and I have a few more spots to fill.
So if you were wondering. If you were thinking: I'll never get to this retreat at this late a date. If you were secretly hoping...get on the list!
The retreats are full all 3 sessions, but that doesn't mean you can't get in! The wait list is there to serve you. This year, at this point, the end of July, the wait list is not very deep, a handful of names at best. The previous two years, to fill spots due to late cancellations, I went through a list of more than 25 names. You never know who on that list might not be able to attend, or can only go one session or another, and suddenly your name comes up. So don't be shy, add your name if you're interested in the 2016 retreats!
Registration for 2016 has closed, but that doesn't mean everything's in stone. If you missed the window of opportunity, use the "Contact Us" form to be placed on the waiting list for any or all sessions, as openings occur. And occur they do. Already as I write this, a handful of names are on the wait list, so don't delay.
One session sold out in half an hour, a second session a few days later, and the last session just today, only three days after the registration period began.