Our Annual Weekend Retreat has been moved from Fall to Summer!


THE flame in every hand:


June 15, 16 & 17, in The Catoctin Mountains

With Poet /Songwriter/Storyteller John Terlazzo.

We will gather together at the Quaker-owned Camp Catoctin in Thurmont, Maryland (just a 90 minute drive from York, PA.)  Camp Catoctin is nestled in an upland saddle between two ridges in the Catoctin Mountains.  It offers a spacious stone lodge (for our sessions), lots of cabins to spread out in and plenty of tent sites, large bathrooms & bath houses, with hot water showers, kitchen & dining hall, a beautiful pond, creek exploration and hiking. It is often 5 or 10 degrees cooler at Catoctin than it is in near-by Frederick (A perfect fit for June!).   We'll gather in The Lodge to do our writing sessions, meditate, chant, laugh, sing, talk, dance & howl .  Bring your notebook & pen & join us as we wander, write, whisper & wail beneath the June stars. As in the past, we’ll do some new writing experiments together - as well as work with symbols, images & archetypes deep within ourselves & deep within folktales & stories from all over the world. There will be ample opportunity for folks to read their work aloud, or listen as they like. As always, the retreat is OPEN TO BOTH EXPERIENCED & FIRST-TIME WRITERS ALIKE, & is uniquely designed to accommodate both in an environment that is simultaneously safe & welcoming on one hand, & energetically stimulating & challenging on the other.           

The price for this year's retreat is only $150 (if registered by May 31st – after that it’s $180) & includes all activities, lodging Friday & Saturday nights, 3 delicious vegetarian meals on Saturday as well as breakfast & lunch on Sunday.

About the facilitator: John Terlazzo is a poet, painter, singer/songwriter & storyteller who performs & records with his band, Voices in the Hall. John has led The Retreat for 20+  years, as well as workshops, with people of all ages & in all walks of life - the general public, with psycho-therapists & others in the helping professions, with school kids & home-schooled kids of varying ages, with adjudicated youth & with those suffering from mental illnesses, in hospitals & wellness & retreat centers &  (for 5 years) at the Women's Resource Center at GBMC. 

 TO REGISTER: Please send a check for $150 (or $180 after 5/31) made payable to John Terlazzo, 511 Madison Ave. York, PA. 17404

Questions?  jterlazzo@verizon.net or phone (717) 854-0403  WWW.JOHNTERLAZZO.COM


“John Terlazzo is a Natural Teacher, using his Interior work to bring the Spirit, fine knowledge & encouragement
to all who attend his retreats"              

- Gioia Timpanelli, World-renowned Novelist, Storyteller & Contemporary of Robert Bly & the late Joseph Campbell