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"Telling Your Story" Writing Retreat

February 17-20, 2017

 

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“How to write your autobiography or family history, one story at a time.”

Nestled in the beautiful wide-open spaces of the Texas Hill Country, this new writing retreat at Mo-Ranch offers writing workshops in the morning and afternoon, group discussions, creative writing fuel, worship and recreation.

This writing retreat will be led by Dr. Jerry Lincecum and Dr. Peggy Redshaw, co-authors of “How to Write Your Life Story.” Jerry and Peggy have been teaching out-of-school adults for 25 years, sharing lessons and their tips on story writing. Everyone has a story to tell! Click the leadership tab to learn more about our writing retreat leadership.

Writing workshops will cover turning your family tree or set of genealogical facts into stories, transforming memories into short narratives, sharing stories, tips for starting your own story-sharing group and other writing topics.

Retreat recreation highlights include a private reception and book signing in the Mo-Ranch Bookstore, wine and cheese reception, journal-making course led by our art program, engaging conversations with fellow writers and quiet time to explore the great outdoors of Mo-Ranch.

This retreat is now full and wait list only. Please fill out the wait list form to be notified of any cancellations of registrations, first-come, first-served.

Jerry and PeggyDr. Jerry Lincecum and Dr. Peggy Redshaw.

JERRY B. LINCECUM, a sixth-generation Texan, is a retired Professor of English at Austin College. He has degrees from Texas A&M and Duke University. Jerry has been awarded the Silver Certificate of Merit by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Miss Ima Hogg Historical Achievement Award for Outstanding Research on Texas History.

PEGGY A. REDSHAW, a native of central Illinois, is a retired Professor of Biology at Austin College. She holds degrees from Quincy University and Illinois State University. Peggy was a contributing author to “2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey, “How cloth was dyed during the Civil War in Washington County, Texas”, and co-authored with Dr. Lincecum “How to Write Your Life Story,” “Science on the Texas Frontier,” and “Gideon Lincecum’s Sword: Civil War Letters from the Texas Home Front”.

As co-directors of the Telling Our Stories program since 1990, Jerry and Peggy have helped others write and publish their memoirs in story form. They have published a dozen volumes of stories by local writers.

*Schedule is subject to change

Friday, February 17

4:00-5:00 p.m. Participant registration, Mabee Lobby

5:00-5:30 p.m. Welcome reception, Wynne/Flato Lobby

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner

6:45-7:15 p.m. Worship service

7:30-9:00 p.m. Writing workshop time: “Priming the Pump” Exercise; Writing assignment in-class

Saturday, February 18

7:00-7:30 a.m. Coffee and tea, Wynne/FLato Lobby

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m. Morning worship, Wynne/FLato Lobby

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Writing workshop time: report on ideas from Friday evening; Birth order assignment; in-class writing

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m. Free time

2:00-5:00 p.m. Writing workshop time: Time for writing, one-on-one discussion with instructors, journal-making workshop

5:00-5:30 p.m. Wine and cheese reception, Wynne/Flato Lobby

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner

6:45-7:15 p.m. Worship service

7:30-9:00 p.m. Writing workshop time: report on what you are writing about or planning to do; in-class writing

Sunday, February 19

7:00-7:30 a.m. Coffee and tea, Wynne/FLato Lobby

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m. Morning worship, Wynne/FLato Lobby

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Writing workshop time: working on chosen topics

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m. Free time

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Writing workshop time: time for writing, one-on-one discussion with instructors, journal-making workshop

5:00-6:30 p.m. Book signing and reception, Mo-Ranch Bookstore

6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30-9:00 p.m. Writing workshop time: starting a writing group

Monday, February 20

7:00-7:30 a.m. Coffee and tea, Wynne/FLato Lobby

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m. Writing workshop time: reflecting on what you accomplished

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Closing worship & farewell

*There are many nice walking trails, with sitting places along the way, to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature during your stay. If you need suggestions of where to go, just ask us while you are here!

Please enjoy Mo-Ranch!

 

 

All participants will be housed in Wynne/Flato hotel rooms.

Single: $645.00

Double: $495.00

Commuter: $295.00

Registration/Cancellation

A deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund less $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 10 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.

Transportation

Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

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