Two Birds on the Land Spring Migration Tour

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Writing Retreat

 Ten writers gathered, along with Mary and  me (Karen), at the Birdland Writers' Retreat on January 14.

Some were old friends, and some new to me.  The space at the Steeple Gallery, the old St. Philomena's church in downtown Monticello, seemed just right for such a day. The high ceiling, the altar alcove made coffeebar, and the light from the stained glass window made it a perfect spot for friends to meet, drink coffee or tea, talk, write.  Spacious room, spacious ideas. I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did. (Reminder for next time: bring a sweater!)

I was energized and moved by the stories I heard, but I realized we'd only seen the seeds of something that needs germination, and so I'm looking forward to (and full of ideas for) a spring followup. Well, I"m just looking forward to spring, anyway. I hope others felt as I did that we'd touched something in ourselves with great potential: this creative spirit.