Women of Wisdom Writing Retreat

April 23-28, 2023 | Evergreen, CO

Beckoned by whispering mountain waters, discover your heart’s sacred message.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains by flowing, whispering waters, join us at the Women of Wisdom Writing Retreat where we will connect with ourselves, our stories, and each other.

This will be the space to discover your sacred message and write to your heart’s calling, flowing the words through you and onto the page.

This is a week to move from reflection into action as you tap more deeply into the stories you are called to share. This will be a time to create and journey with others as you give voice to your most significant writings that will one day be birthed into the world.

Over the course of the week, you will have:

  • Guidance to inspire your writing
  • Opportunity to experience the sacredness of nature to spark your connection to Universal wisdom
  • Time and space to put pen to paper and fingers to keyboards
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with Donna
  • Connection with other women who are inspired to bask in an intimate, sacred week of creation
  • A safe container to share your words with a circle of women who understand and honor the sacredness of each woman’s writing.

Cultivating great works of writing and meaningful stories that will impact the lives of others takes time and patience. This is not a quick-fix, write-a-book-in-a-week approach. Great books are birthed over time. This retreat provides a space to cultivate the seeds and gain clarity to refine the message you are called to share.

If your book is already started, this is the perfect setting to connect more deeply with your writing and bring it closer to completion. If your book is currently a seed of an idea, this is the ideal space to help you transform that seed into a sapling.

The world is waiting for you and your sacred message. Join us in Colorado and be inspired to birth your story!


Do you have a sacred message to share with the world?

Have you heard a whisper urging you to write your story?

Are you ready to connect with the words you are meant to bring forth?

Your Retreat Guide

Donna Mazzitelli

 The Word Heartiste, Award-Winning Editor
and Founder of the Hybrid Indie Publisher, Merry Dissonance Press

About Donna

Donna Mazzitelli believes that finding our voices is critical to living authentic lives. She helps writers connect to their unique, core voice so they can share a message that is crafted with heart. Donna’s life experiences, which include two cancer diagnoses and significant personal family loss, have helped grow her heart and compassion, as well as her intuition, which she offers her clients through the writing and editing process.
Donna’s gentle, clear guidance allows writers to explore those deeper places that can be difficult to navigate. She companions authors through the writing and editing process, helping them know when to pause and when to move forward. What comes forth is a book that is memorable, impactful, and masterfully created.

Donna recognizes that everyone has stories to tell. We and our stories are sacred. The more we share our stories from our hearts, the more our readers will connect with us and be transformed. This is how we heal ourselves and our world!

Donna Mazzitelli, “The Word Heartiste,” is an award-winning writing coach, editor, and publisher. As of 2022, Merry Dissonance Press has published 25 books and accumulated more than 50 awards. Donna continues to work on her own writing. To date, she has written and published three children’s books: Warm Toes, The Great Stirring, and The Recycling Project. Donna’s first memoir, Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life, was published in February 2022, and she is already at work on her second memoir, Madonna Blue Heart.

The Week’s Flow

Sunday, April 23Gather for dinner at 6PM and opening evening circle
Monday, April 24Morning circle, writing and coaching, evening circle
Tuesday, April 25Morning circle, writing and coaching, evening circle
Wednesday, April 26Morning circle, writing and coaching, evening circle
Thursday, April 27Morning circle, writing and coaching, evening circle
Friday, April 28Breakfast and closing circle gathering at 11:00 AM


Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Dinners Monday-Thursday will be on your own.

Our Venue

Part of what makes this week extra special is the award-winning Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Along the creek and among the trees, you will find inspiration in the springtime of the Rockies.

There are plenty of nooks and crannies to sneak away to for private writing. We’ll gather together each day in their beautiful Fireside Loft for our shared time.

Interested in Joining Us
On This Journey?