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Lake of the Woods Artists’ Retreat

Come out to Laketrails Base Camp on Oak Island for a weekend of rest, relaxation, and art. This rustic island is the perfect getaway to rejuvenate and reconnect with your artistic projects and goals.

When: September 5-8, 2019

The Plan: The group will meet up in Warroad, MN, leaving at noon on Thursday, and carpool from there. When you get to Young’s Bay Resort at the Northwest Angle, you’ll take a boat out to Laketrails. Once on the island, you’ll have dinner and an opening circle to get to know each other. After that, the weekend is yours. You’ll have time and space to do your art and enjoy nature. Meals and snacks are provided during your stay on the island. There is an optional social hour on Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday, the retreat concludes with brunch. Boats leave the island at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Canadian guests will meet up in Sprague.

How “rustic” is it? 

Oak Island is about 10-15 minutes by boat from Young’s Bay Resort at the Northwest Angle. Laketrails Base Camp is far from posh, but quite comfortable. Some wi-fi is available. The communal buildings and cabins have electricity, but plan to spend part of your time unplugged. You won’t need to bring your own toilet paper, and no-flush toilets are conveniently located near the “Early Bird” cabin, the “Night Owl” cabin, and the communal spaces. Sleeping cabins have an open-space layout, with bunks and single beds with mattresses. Participants are housed according to their sleeping preference – early bird or night owl. There are showers (which are pretty nice considering) but use water sparingly (or jump in the lake.) There are canoes and a sauna for your enjoyment and lots of glorious nature. It’s an island at the end of the earth — in the best sense!

How “rustic” do I need to be? Must be able to get in and out of a boat and navigate uneven terrain.

Please note that the nearest emergency medical facilities are at least 2 hours away.

Cost: $300.00 USD which includes boat transportation, meals and snacks on the island, lodging, canoes, paddle boats, sauna, campfires, lots of peace and quiet, and beautiful nature.

Register: Fill out the online form below and pay with PayPal or fill out this registration form and mail, along with your deposit or full payment, to: Red Shoes Writing Solutions, 33145 593rd Ave., Warroad, MN 56763.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due upon registration. Balance is due by August 7th, 2019. Refunds are at the discretion of Laketrails Base Camp and Red Shoes Writing Solutions. If you have any questions, contact Kim Hruba, kim@redshoeswriting.com or (218) 469-0204.

North Beach Writer’s retreat

Join other writers in beautiful Park Rapids, MN from June 26-30 for a poetry writing retreat and workshop.  You will have a chance to write, reflect, improve your craft, and work with visiting writer Heid Erdrich.

The deadline has been extended, and will be open until all spots are filled.  Two spots are left for those who need lodging and two spots are left for local writers who don’t need lodging.  All the details are at https://northbeachwritersretreat.com

North Beach Writers’ retreats

Poetry, with visiting writer Heid Erdrich: June 26-30, 2019

Memoir, with visiting Writer Ko Kalia Yang: August 20-24, 2019

Application deadline: April 15, 2019 (Poetry), June 15 (Memoir)

Where: Nestled in the heart of the Park Rapids lakes area, the North Beach Writers’ Retreat is located on the property of the North Beach Resort. During free time, attendees have access to the entire resort, which includes a sandy swimming beach on beautiful Potato Lake, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, volleyball nets, canoes, and kayaks. The resort is located only a short drive from Minnesota’s oldest state park, Itasca, where you can walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi River and spend time in one of the few areas of original timber in the state. Hiking trails, bike and kayak rentals, scenic drives, and two beautiful interpretive centers await visitors to Itasca State Park.

The week will include morning sessions consisting of craft talks and a daily writing prompt, the results of which may be shared on a voluntary basis the following morning. After lunch, participants will have the afternoon to write, reflect, take advantage of the lake and resort amenities, get a massage or take a yoga class, have a personal consultation with retreat leaders LouAnn Muhm (poetry) or Tanya Miller (memoir), and/or attend an optional afternoon session in which writers will present a poem or excerpt to the group for  workshopping.

While the cabins will be quiet spaces for writing, there are plenty of outside areas and a community room for impromptu conversations with other writers, including the workshop leaders, LouAnn Muhm and Tanya Miller, who will be onsite and available throughout the week.

The visiting writers, accomplished Minnesota writers Heid E. Erdrich and Kao Kalia Yang, will conduct one afternoon and one morning session, and give an evening reading, followed by an open mic reading of participants and a book signing.

The goal has been to find a good balance between structured time in workshops and unstructured time to write, relax, and reflect.  The afternoons can be somewhat shaped by the wishes of the group, once we’ve met and discussed.

 To Apply:

Submit the following items by email to northbeachwriters@gmail.com:

·                            $25 non-refundable fee via PayPal  (will be applied towards the cost of the retreat if you are accepted)

·                            Cover letter that explains who you are and what you are hoping to accomplish in this retreat

·                            Ten-page writing sample 

Application Deadline:

Poetry: April 15, 2019, Memoir: June 15, 2019

For more information visit their website at https://northbeachwritersretreat.com.

Lake of the Woods Artists’ Retreat

Register Today!

The Lake of the Woods Artists’ Retreat is a full weekend designed for those who are passionate about their art form

September 7-10, 2017

Schedule: Thurs., Sept. 7 –Meet the group in Warroad, MN to carpool across the Canadian border to the Northwest Angle. At Young’s Bay a boat will transport you to the Laketrails island. Get settled in your cabin and enjoy the sunset.

Fri., Sept. 8 –Focus on your art all day, or enjoy a break with recreational activities including beach combing, canoeing, a sauna, campfires, and more.

Sat., Sept. 9 –Just like Friday!

Sun., Sept. 10 –Enjoy a mid-morning brunch and wrap-up activities. Then board the boat for the return trip to the mainland.

Fees:
$300 ($100 deposit due upon registration) Balance due by Aug. 7

*Pay in full by May 1st and save $50! Fees include:
Meals Thurs.–Sun. Rustic communal cabins, showers, no-flush toilets Transport to and from the island

Not included: Artistic supplies Beverages for social hour

Inquiries and Information: Please call 218-469-0204

Register online at redshoeswriting.com

Lake of the Woods: Writers’ Retreat

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WRITERS’ RETREAT

 

Life got you busy? 

LOW Camp Flyer 2014 LAKECome out to Laketrails Base Camp on Oak Island for a weekend of rest, relaxation, and writing. This rustic island is the perfect getaway to rejuvenate and reconnect with your writing projects and goals.

When: September 18—21, 2014

LOW Camp Flyer 2014 CABINThe Plan: We’ll meet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Warroad, MN on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and carpool from there. Dinner will be on your own at Jerry’s Restaurant at Young’s Bay Resort at the Northwest Angle. Boat leaves for the island at 6:30 p.m. Once on the island, we’ll have an opening circle to get to know each other. After that, the weekend is yours. You’ll have time and space to write and enjoy nature. Meals and snacks are provided during your stay on the island. There will be an optional social hour on Friday and Saturday nights with soft drinks provided. On Sunday, we’ll conclude the retreat with a closing circle at 10:00 a.m. followed by brunch. We plan to leave the island around noon.

LOW Camp Flyer 2014 CABINHow rustic is it? Oak Island is about 10-15 minutes by boat from Young’s Bay Resort at the Northwest Angle. Laketrails Base Camp is far from posh, but quite comfortable. There is some wi-fi and some buildings have electricity, but plan to spend part of your time unplugged. You won’t need to bring your own toilet paper, but there are no-flush toilets conveniently located near the men’s cabin and women’s cabin. There are showers, but use water sparingly (or jump in the lake.) There are canoes and a sauna for your enjoyment and lots of glorious nature and space to wander and write. It’s an island at the end of the earth — in the best sense!

LOW Camp Flyer 2014 MAPWhat to pack: Sleeping bag or linens, pillow, flashlight, comfortable clothing, life jacket if you’d like to canoe, swimsuit, alcoholic beverages for social hour (optional). Don’t forget! To reach the Northwest Angle, we must travel through Canada. Bring a passport or passport card. Only one of these documents is required to cross the Canadian and U.S. borders. Please note that the nearest emergency medical facilities are at least 2 hours away.

Cost: $200.00 USD which includes boat transportation, meals and snacks on the island, lodging, canoes, sauna, campfires, lots of peace and quiet, and beautiful nature. Maximum of 15 people.

Register: Contact Kim Hruba, kim@redshoeswriting.com or (218) 469-0204. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due upon registration. Balance is due by September 8, 2014. LAKE TRAILS LOW

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