The Heroine's Journey
What if we really talked with each other, & listened to each other,
& held each others' stories as sacred information that could
transform our lives?
What if we learned to shape the stories of our lives
as containers for our experience & an expression
of our heart's greatest desires?
What if we wrote what we had learned & took it home with us
as a guide to realizing our dreams & hopes?
Writing our past in the present can be a life line to a future
filled with hope.
Join us for a women-only weekend lifewriting retreat, led by Maureen Murdock, at the beautiful Festival Hill.
Located in historic Round Top, Texas, 75 miles east of Austin, The International Festival-Institute was founded in 1972 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick and has developed superb year round education and performance programs. It has also created a unique 200-acre campus - Festival Hill - containing major performance facilities, historic houses, extensive gardens, parks and nature preserves. Through its singular collection of rare books, manuscripts, archival material, music and historic recordings, photographs and objects, the Festival-Institute is also known as an important center for research and scholarly study. Planted with thousands of trees and bushes of various species, Festival Hill offers visitors lakes, picnic areas, jogging trails, and wonderful herb gardens.
|We'll have double-occupancy accommodations (two twin beds in each room). Dinner on Friday evening, 3 meals on Saturday (including continental breakfast), continental breakfast on Sunday, and drinks/snacks during breaks are included. A map of the Festival Hill campus is here: FestivalMap.pdf (PDF format).|
|Registration fees for this weekend retreat are $325 for SCN members, $350 for non-members. The fee includes a double-occupancy room and five meals. To register, please use our online form.||For those flying to the conference: we will not provide transportation to/from the airport; however, we will serve as a go-between among those needing transportation.|
|Because we wanted an intimate retreat, where we can really talk & listen & hold each other's stories as sacred, we are able to accept only 50 participants. We expect these 50 places to fill very quickly, so please register as soon as you can.|
Last updated: 04/05/05