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Fall Writing Retreat
The Flame in Every Hand: Writing as a Contemplative Act

With John Terlazzo - September 24th-26th (Friday through Sunday) near Gettysburg

"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

With Gratitude we've seen our writing retreats grow over nearly twenty years now, and so, we'll be holding our Annual Fall Writing Retreat,  now at Camp Happy Valley.  After numerous wonderful years at Marbrook Farm (with deep thanks to Steve & Molly), various growing needs & details have led us to our new location in the woods of Gettysburg.  We'll gather in a large mountain cabin nestled amid many acres of forests & rolling hills.  A spacious common room with fireplace, comfortable dorms, two lofts, two kitchens, & two large bathrooms with hot water showers will be our community's home for the weekend.  And, of course, there's plenty of beautiful outdoor space for those
who'd prefer to pitch a tent...

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.  We'll sing, hike, meditate & chant, eat great food, talk & laugh & step easily off the edge into what we do not know.  There will be ample opportunity for folks to read aloud, or listen as they like. 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.  Includes all activities, comfortable housing & five delicious vegetarian meals.

"The growth I have experienced through studying writing with John has far surpassed any college instructor from my past".
                                                                                                                               - Karin Kopciak
"John Terlazzo is simply a gifted mentor because he is fully committed.  He sees the master & beginner in everyone & values
them equally".                                                                                - Gina Fortunato

The price for the weekend is still only $150
(Checks payable to John Terlazzo, 511 Madison Ave York, PA. 17404)
For info - (717) 854-0403


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 Secret Tells Itself  for 17+  years 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 centers &  (for 5 years) at the Women's Resource Center at GBMC. 
TO REGISTER: Please send a check for $150 (or $125 by 8/25) made payable to John Terlazzo, 511 Madison Ave. York, PA. 17404
Questions? or phone (717) 854-0403  WWW.JOHNTERLAZZO.COM

Related Readings:

Read John's essay: Burning Every Minute