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Writing Your Recovery: A Weekend to Explore Your Story

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - March 31 @ 1:00 pm

| $255

Overcome your challenges to unearth and effectively express your story with the help of an editor and a writer with over forty years and millions of words of experience between them. One of recovery’s primary texts suggests quite simply that we share “What we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.” We will explore your story over the course of the weekend beginning with these guidelines, and from a variety of different angles using journaling, writing prompts, and other exercises. This retreat will point the way towards a richer memoir, one that can provide experience, strength and hope not just to you, but to others as well.

Date: Friday, March 29th – Sunday, March 31st, 2019
When: Check-in from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Check-out at 1 PM on Sunday
Where: The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN
Fee: $255, which includes lodging, food and materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Register: Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Writing Your Recovery – March 2019  Space is limited.

Attendees will experience:
• An opportunity to retreat from the pull of the daily distractions in our lives
• Connection and community with others exploring their own stories
• Constructive feedback from the instructors
• Time to reflect and write in the restorative setting of The Big Woods Preserve
• Nourishment, with meals prepared by our award-winning chef

Ana Marie Cox, founding editor of Wonkette.com, is currently the host of Crooked Media’s “With
Friends Like These” podcast. She has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Time, GQ, Mother Jones, and many national magazines. She is a regular on MSNBC and on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Jake Klisivitch is an editor with 20 years of experience at publishers such as Scribner, Penguin, and Random House. He has acquired and edited titles including Me Write Book by Graham Roumieu, The Pig that Wants to Be Eaten by Julian Baggini, and Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast.

Both Ana Marie and Jake are in recovery and work with the Guests at The Retreat.


March 29 @ 4:00 pm
March 31 @ 1:00 pm
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The Retreat


The McIver Center at the Retreat
1351 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
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