Here are some images and activities from our periodic writing retreats for Choice Literacy contributors to build our community and writing skills. If you are leading a retreat, we hope it gives you some ideas. We'll keep adding to the board as we host more retreats throughout the year.
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Deb Gaby's affirmation from the 2013 Indiana Writing Retreat.
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Franki Sibberson's affirmation from the 2013 Indiana Writing Retreat.
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Katherine Sokolowski's affirmation from the 2013 Indiana Writing Retreat.
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Katie DiCesare's writing affirmation from the 2013 Indiana Writing Retreat.
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Julie Johnson's affirmation from the Ohio 2013 writing retreat.
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Put God first & some how He balances things out for us! ;)
Inspire Balance in Everything you Do.
A Balanced Life.
Blog Post: 4 Ways to Achieve the Perfect Work-Life Balance - http://localeyesite.com/blog/2013/08/work-life-balance/
mind and body balance to #GetGrounded
Jennifer Schwanke's affirmation from the Ohio 2013 writing retreat.
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Karen Szymusiak's affirmation from the Ohio 2013 writing retreat.
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Karen Terlecky's affirmation from the Ohio 2013 writing retreat.
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Mandy Robek's affirmation from the Ohio 2013 writing retreat.
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I am the only one who can tell MY story.
Gretchen Taylor's affirmation from the Ohio Summer 2013 writing retreat.
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This summer the theme for our writing retreats is building habits. Here at our Pacific Northwest retreat this week, participants selected two affirmations they wanted to try to create new, positive mental energy around writing.
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Here's an idea for an inspirational activity at the writing retreat: Have a discussion about building good writing habits. Participants select two affirmations they wanted to try to create new, positive mental energy around writing.
A wonderful writing retreat closer is reading some selected thank you notes from Jimmy Fallon's hilarious book.
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Some funny stuff. Love Jimmy Fallon!
'Thank You Notes' by Jimmy Fallon and the Writers of Late Night ---- Jimmy Fallon is very thankful. And in this first book to come from his TV show, he expresses his gratitude for everything from the lig...
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Jimmy Fallon is so funny. Always good for a laugh.
For the morning writing retreat activity, Choice Literacy contributors chorally read a never-before-heard poem mash-up. The two poems "Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale" by Dan Albergotti and "The Real Work" by Wendell Berry can be found at these links: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2008/06/05 http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2012/08/04 Special thanks to poet Mary Lee Hahn for the inspiration.
For the morning writing retreat activity, Choice Literacy contributors chorally read a never-before-heard poem mash-up. The two poems "Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale" by Dan Albergotti and "The Real Work" by Wendell Berry can be found at these links: writersalmanac.pu... writersalmanac.pu... Special thanks to poet Mary Lee Hahn for the inspiration.
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Stones were selected by participants (seeing the size and color) and then turned over to reveal a word to use as a talisman for throughout the retreat. Amazingly, everyone thought the stone they picked randomly had the right word for them!
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Writing prompts? hobby, food, friend, pet, fear, book, anger, dream, .........
These magnets included post-its with questions on the back, so participants in groups could talk about when they were proud of their writing, a time when writing was easy, possibilities for writing. . .and then each person left the group with their fridge magnet for inspiration.
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Love this idea for conversation starters in the classroom!
Gift bags of reading and writing materials. Books we included are Writing Alone and with Others, The Art of Slow Reading, and Write Like This. Everyone had a collection of books individualized to their tastes, needs, and writing style by the retreat coordinators.