Saturday, January 15 - Monday, January 17, 2022

$270 plus Shipping ($10 Flat Fee, Local Pick Up Available)


New year, new creative possibilities! Join Kristen Zory King and Amanda McCormick for a weekend retreat to reconnect to your creative practice. Ember: A Creative Retreat is a three day experience designed to help writers generate new work, ignite ideas and nurture their creative routines. In addition to writing workshops, poetry games, and literary activities such as bookmaking and found poetry, participants will receive an individualized creative care package unique to the retreat. 


A sample schedule includes:


Saturday, 1/15

10:00am-11:00am - Welcome

11:00am-12:30pm - Writing Workshop 

12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch/Break

1:00pm-3:00pm - Bookmaking Workshop 

3:00pm-3:30pm - Creative Circle

3:30pm-5:00pm - Free Sessions + Check Ins


Sunday, 1/16

10:00am-10:30am - Morning Check In

10:30am-12:30pm - Poetry is Everywhere Workshop

12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch/Break

1:00pm-3:00pm - Writing Workshop

3:00pm-3:30pm - Creative Circle

3:30pm-5:00pm - Free Session + Check Ins

5:00pm-6:00pm - Optional Happy Hour


Monday, 1/17

10:00am-10:30am - Morning Check In

10:30am-12:00pm - Creative Activities 

12:00-12:30pm - Lunch/Break

12:30pm-2:30pm - Show and Tell

2:30-3:00pm - Closing Circle


The cost for this weekend retreat is $270 per writer, with the option of a 30 minute one-on-one with Amanda or Kris for an additional $35. The price includes three full days of programming, plus a creative care package with materials for the workshop, including a bookmaking kit, inspirational prompts, and fun surprises. Please note: the cut off for buying tickets to this event is January 5, 2022 to ensure time to individualize and mail each box.


Scholarships, payment plans and discounts available. Local to the DC or Baltimore area? Email kristenzoryking@gmail.com for more information on box pick up.