Amenities and Excursions

Our goal is to make the Texas Writing Retreat more than just classes on writing. Each day will feature at least one excursion or group event designed to generate peace of mind and relaxation. The exact schedule will be finalized by the end of October 2016, but event attendees will be able to hike, go canoeing, do yoga together, meditate, and more. (All excursions and events are optional.)


The event site — a large ranch offers many things to do during downtime for relaxation and fun, including:

  • a pool
  • a tennis court
  • a bonfire pit
  • a basketball half court
  • cable TV
  • Jacuzzi
  • projection amphitheatertennis courts
  • pool/billiards table
  • ping-pong table
  • volleyball & badminton court
  • lawn games
  • 300 acres to explore on walks

There will also be occasional daily writing assignments (optional) with reflections and readings the next day. In addition, there will be “First Pages Groups” (also optional) where writers meet to read first pages aloud and offer feedback to one another.

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