Starting Friday, November 8th at 4pm for wine and cheese prior to dinner at 5pm and runs through Monday November 11th 4PM. Accommodations, meals and facilitated sessions are all included – Cost –  $300.00  (with overnight accommodations)  $200.00 for local writers joining us during the day.

Whether you are writing poetry, plays, novels, or non-fiction – This Autumn Retreat offers writers creative space to work on their projects — be it developing a new project, playing with new ideas, having some focused time to work on an existing project, or revising a piece of writing in process, writers at all stages of the writing process are welcome –

We will gather together as a group and enjoy the community of fellow writers for meals; share stories, talk about  experiences, and enjoy one another’s company in a low-key and informal setting.

Writers will have the option of reading or sharing from their work in sessions throughout the retreat.  We also offer guided writing sessions, and walks in the labyrinth to help relieve stress and assist in finding your center – taking you to a higher level of awareness and breaking through any blocks you may be experiencing in your writing process.  You will get some good solid work


Personal Writer’s Retreats
A truly creative environment offers more than just comfort and privacy. It lends inspiration, instills a sense of well-being and provides opportunity to learn and explore. It affords guidance, pleasant surroundings, good food, a variety of diversions, as well as a sense of fellowship. You will find all this and so much more if you come for a Personal Writer’s Retreat at The Way of the Labyrinth.

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Theatre Arts Workshops

In a series of lectures, conversations, and improvisational style workshops, theatre artists will work together to create new work, develop innovative ideas, and network with fellow artists with an eye toward increasing one’s knowledge of people, places and ideas in today’s professional theatre.  In a truly interactive, face to face experiential learning adventure, each participant will have the opportunity to have their work assessed by peers working together to increase their depth of knowledge in the world of theatre arts.

Some Theatre Workshops at, The Way of the Labyrinth, are under the auspices of Artistic New Directions (AND) a New York City theatre company dedicated to developing new works for performance — plays, solo shows, acts and other performance arts. AND offers artists of all levels the opportunity to acquire new skills as well as develop, workshop and produce projects. There is an emphasis in works and formats derived from the pioneering explorations by Viola Spolin, Paul Sills and Del Close. Written projects exclusive of improvisation are also encouraged and welcome. AND supports performing artists with world-class teachers and mentors helping actors, writers, directors and designers find and collaborate with each other, focusing on core elements of improvisation; Listening, Endowment, Discovery, Energies, Emotions, Warm up games and activities, time to reflect and share.



Master Classes

HARD-CORE WRITING TECHNIQUES MASTER CLASS -Two day workshop with playwright, screenwriter and award winning television writer

Designed to put tools into your hands you can use immediately. This is an exceptional opportunity for playwrights and screenwriters who wish to hone their skills to a higher level; Techniques that work for sketches, plays and screenplays. Along with workshop leader Jeffery Sweet and a small, exclusive group of writers, you will spend from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm (break for lunch 1-2) learning the following:
The secrets of painless exposition.
•Bringing a scene alive through violation of ritual and convention.
•Finding where the story is and the structure it wants to be in.
•Roles in conflict — how to set up a civil war inside a character.