Deep Currents | A Writing Retreat for Women  

May 31 – June 4, 2018 

Port Townsend, Washington
at the historic Ravenscroft Inn
with Kathryn Hunt and Pamela Sampel
$600 + lodging (breakfast, lunch provided)

Deep Currents offers you the chance to leave your busy life behind, reconnect with the sources that sustain you and your writing, and find new ways to tell your stories. The four-night writing retreat will be held at the historic Ravenscroft Inn, in Port Townsend, home to a spirited literary arts scene on the coast of the glorious Salish Sea.

Whether you write poetry or prose, the fundamentals are the same—craft, imagination, and heart. Deep Currents will help you relax, renew, and dive into the flow. In the face of suffering—and awe, too—we raise our voices to praise, contest, and inquire into the mysteries of our lives. How do we write through what scares us? What are the stories we need to tell? What keeps us afloat in the ebb and the flood tides? Each day of the retreat will include discussion, readings, and writing prompts; solitary time to write, rest, or take a walk on the beach and touch the Earth; participant readings; and meditation (optional).

Deep Currents is an inspiring and nurturing respite that will help you name the furies and marvels that confound and gladden your heart. Join us. New, emerging, and seasoned writers are welcome.

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Pamela Sampel is writer, retreat facilitator, and spiritual director, with 25 years of experience working as a leadership coach, particularly in the fields of collaborative leadership and emotional intelligence coaching. She has a warm and irreverent sense of humor; clients and friends describe her as a strong-hearted and spirited leader with an ability to inspire and motivate.

Pamela holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business and management and certificates in life-work coaching and spiritual direction. She is an Oblate of St. Benedict at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington. She has studied writing and literature with Lidia Yuknavitch, Gary Copeland Lilley, Evelyn C. White, and Rebecca Brown and currently facilitates Sanctuary and Sustenance, a writing retreat for women. She is working on a series of personal essays at her desk in Port Townsend, on the edge of the Salish Sea.

Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. She is a poet and filmmaker. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Orion, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Radar, The Writer’s Almanac, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. Her collection of poems, Long Way Through Ruin, was published by Blue Begonia Press, and she’s recently completed a second collection of poems, You Won’t Find It on a Map, a finalist for the 2017 Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press. Her chapbook The Nothing Certain Nowhere West was a 2017 finalist with Autumn House Press and Emrys Press.

Kathryn is the recipient of residencies and awards from PLAYA, Artists Trust, and Ucross. She has also directed documentary films, including Take This Heart, a feature-length documentary that was honored with the Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism. Her film No Place Like Home premiered at the Venice Film Festival. She’s worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, printer, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer.

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