Gift of Memoir Writing Retreat at Sunset Beach

THE GIFT OF MEMOIR (Telling the Times of Your Life)

Our stories are a precious legacy. Writing them is a gift, not only to ourselves, but to those who love us—they’ll be treasured for generations to come. Memoir is a popular genre for readers as well, should you be interested in sharing individual essays or creating a book-length work. You’ll learn and practice engaging tools and techniques to retrieve and record your adventures, loves, losses, successes, and more with ease and enjoyment, no matter where you are in the process.

$418 for the weekend beginning Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th. Includes Gift of Memoir sessions, two nights’ lodging, two breakfasts and Saturday lunch (hotel tax and Saturday dinner at a local restaurant not included). Additionally, for those who might like to stay another day to work on their writing, or to just enjoy the beach, the Inn is offering Gift of Memoir Retreat participants the opportunity to stay Sunday night, November 6th, at half price.

You’ll need a copy of Spinning Words into Gold, available for $25 at the retreat. 

WHERE: The Sunset Inn, 9 North Shore Dr., Sunset Beach, NC 28468 
Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6, 2016*

TO REGISTER: Contact the Sunset Inn at 888-575-1001 (if you would like to handpick your room, view your choices here first, then call). Because the Inn is holding rooms for you, our participants, they are blocked off as unavailable online. Register soon by phone — this is a popular event and there are only 2 spaces available.

*Also, please let the Inn know when you call if you are interested in staying Sunday night, November 6th, at half price. The Inn will hold your reservation with a credit card.

How Sunset Beach got its name…

An amazing sunset at Sunset Beach tonight after an amazing writing retreat with Maureen Ryan Griffin!

An amazing sunset at Sunset Beach tonight after an amazing writing retreat with Maureen Ryan Griffin!

Photo taken 11/2014 by writer and WordPlay Coastal Retreat participant Ann Campanella

Here’s What Ann Says about the Coastal Retreat

I so loved our time together at the retreat… all of it, every beautiful moment. I feel both refreshed and renewed, my eyes washed with something shiny. Each writing session was like unwrapping a gift. And being in the presence of a gathering of such wonderful souls both “doing” and “being” was so uplifting and affirming. And, of course, the pockets of solitude, the beautiful inn and the nourishment of the sea made for a perfect weekend of renewal and joyous words! Your encouragement and direction, your kindness and authenticity spoke directly to my heart.