MAY 26 - 29, 2021

DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC - NORTH OF 45 WILL BE AN ON-LINE EVENT AGAIN FOR 2021.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AND ARE NOT ALREADY ON THE MAILING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. JUST CLICK ON "CONTACT ME" OVER THERE ON THE SIDEBAR.  

The on-line retreat does not have a registration fee. Participants are encouraged to "pay what you can" directly to the instructors, and/or make a donation to the Erickson Center for the Arts. 

HERE'S TO BEING TOGETHER FOR THE RETREAT IN 2022.

 Let’s write!

             

Begun in 2009, North of 45 Retreat for Writers is an all-inclusive weekend retreat that brings writers of all genres and levels of experience together to learn, grow, and share the love of the written word. 

The retreat includes workshops, one-on-one sessions, writing time, and a presentation of the North of 45 staff reading from their work.  

North of 45 Retreat for Writers at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn, in Curtis, Michigan, is designed to give attendees space and time to write…or not. Four workshops are offered by some of the finest writing instructors anywhere. Come prepared to have the words squeezed out of you. The retreat runs Thursday evening through Sunday noon.

Each year we arrive giddy with a feeling that we’re getting away with something, anticipating a deep soul rest, and knowing that we will be stretched. The time passes too quickly. We leave full, yet thirsty; wanting just a little more.

Primary sponsorship comes from the Erickson Center, a non-profit corporation dedicated to enriching the mind, body, and spirit of individuals of all ages. Other sponsorships come from local businesses and individuals.  

Previous instructors include: 
Michael Delp, Jack Driscoll, Rob Ritchie, David Roth, Steve Amick, Shelley St Ange-Sheldon, Deborah Reed, Rachel Mills Rickman, Tina Welling, Christophertopher Knight/Johnathan Rand, Jeffery Schatzer, Sue Harrison, Russell Thorburn, Amanda Zieba, Heather Schumaker, AnnMarie Rowland

 

Upcoming Events

Sep4

THUMBFEST

TBA , Lexington, MI

Thumbfest is a wonderful, FREE festival. With stages set up all over town, you'll find a wide variety of music to tickle your heart. I'll be performing a stage set as well as participating in a songwriters workshop. Details are still pending.