Wisdom of Women Fall Focus Mini-Writing RetreatOctober, 21-24 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 Fall Focus Mini-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 time to move from reflection into action as you tap more deeply into the stories you are called to share. It’s an opportunity 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 our time together, 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 time 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-weekend 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!
My time at Donna’s retreat was a turning point in my writing life. Donna is a wonderfully gifted group facilitator and writing coach. She saw the beautiful potential in each person’s efforts. In her coaching, Donna calls on her deep intuition, empathy, sharp focus, and incisive story-shaping skills. She guided me to levels of appreciation for myself as a writer and such a significant improvement in my skills that I am forever transformed as a writer. This week will do so for you, too, wherever you are in your own writing life or projects.
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
The Word Heartiste, Award-Winning Editor
and Founder of the Hybrid Indie Publisher, Merry Dissonance Press
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 author, writing coach, editor, and publisher. As of 2023, Merry Dissonance Press has published 25 books and accumulated more than 50 awards. Donna’s first memoir, Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life, was published in February 2022, and has received four awards to date, including a gold winner in Women’s Issues from NIEA, Donna continues to work on her own writing, and she is already at work on her second memoir, Madonna Blue Heart.
The Week’s Flow
|Saturday, October 21||Check-in at 1. Gather for lunch and opening circle|
at 1:30PM, afternoon writing, evening circle
|Sunday, October 22||Morning circle, writing and coaching, evening circle|
|Monday, October 23||Morning circle, writing and coaching, evening circle|
|Tuesday, October 24||Breakfast and closing circle gathering at 9:00 AM.|
Depart at 11AM
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Dinners Saturday-Monday will be on your own.
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.