Post 2014 Retreat Reflections
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Post 2014 Retreat Reflections

Tribe--a communion of poets reaching for a goal together, who accept, support, and encourage each other, who open safe spaces for trust, honesty, and risk, who love, love, love each other freely and forgive each other without hesitation, who uplift and hold accountable, who bring peace and stand in solidarity, who celebrate and mourn together, who adhere to the belief that when one of us wins, we all win, family beyond blood.

January 29, 2015November 30, 2018by
My Muse is Dancing Again
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My Muse is Dancing Again

A beautiful review and remembrance of Stephanie Irby Suell’s experience at our 2014 Retreat. Thank you Stephanie.  Your words mean so much and give us fuel to keep pushing towards the mark. Here’s an excerpt of “My Muse is Dancing Again,” a brief account of depression, writing, and the 2014 retreat. “At the end of...

2013 Winter Retreat
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2013 Winter Retreat

 2013 Retreat More than thirty poets came to Santee, SC from December 27th to the 29th and talked craft with each other. It was a jam packed weekend. (Check out the schedule here.) Our facilitators were fantastic! Tyehimba Jess taught a class on slam and the sonnet, Lita Hooper guided us in unleashing our silenced selves...

January 17, 2015November 29, 2018by
2014 Winter Retreat Scholarships
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2014 Winter Retreat Scholarships

We are proud to announce two need-based retreat scholarships: The Hooper Scholarship for Single Mothers and The Lindsey Scholarship for Male Poets, donated in memory of George Rufus Lindsey. These need-based scholarships will be judged by an impartial 3rd party reviewer. (If you do not fall into these categories, we apologize. The basic parameters were set by our very generous donors...

November 8, 2014November 29, 2018by
Extended Retreat Deadline
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Extended Retreat Deadline

We’re extending the retreat application deadline to Oct. 31st, for those who confused the deadline to donate with the deadline to apply. Now, the last chance to donate and the last chance apply coincide. If you know anyone who should be at the lake with us, please pass the word. We’ll need a cover letter...

October 27, 2014November 30, 2018by
The Sweet Water of Craft by Jennifer Bartell
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The Sweet Water of Craft by Jennifer Bartell

I was born and raised in South Carolina and know that a journey to a watering hole is not a wasted trip; it’s a trip of necessity. It’s a place where you can drink water that is so essential for life. The Watering Hole poetry group functions similarly: it’s a place where page poets, spoken...

September 30, 2014December 2, 2018by
2014 Winter Retreat
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2014 Winter Retreat

2014 Retreat Friday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Santee State Park, in Santee, South Carolina Theme: Heritage Focus: Craft and Community Application Deadline: October 31, 2014 Early Bird Price: $198 by midnight November 15th Regular Price: $270 from November 16th to midnight December 1st Payment Deadline: December 1st To apply, send a cover...

February 15, 2014November 29, 2018by