Where the Wild Things Are: Summer Retreat at Ragdale

Overnight option:
PRICE: $650.00
DATES: Friday, June 16th, 3:00pm – Sunday, June 18, 3pm
LOCATION: Ragdale Foundation – Lake Forest

Daytime only:
PRICE: $475.00
Dates: Friday, June 16, 4pm – Sunday, June 18, 3pm.
Location: Ragdale Foundation – Lake Forest

Description of Class

Ragdale and StoryStudio Chicago are pleased to announce an exceptional writing retreat this summer with author Christine Sneed at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, a spectacular setting that offers the best of nature and architecture.
For over 100 years, Ragdale has provided the time and space for artists and writers to delve deeply into creative endeavors, and today it has a tangible energy that feeds your work from the moment you arrive. Treat yourself to an intensive, immersive weekend of writing, nature, creative instruction, and inspiration. The weekend will be comprised of workshops, prompts, and gatherings and includes on-site chef-created meals for lunch and dinner.

Where the Wild Things Are

Sometimes, to find their best, most memorable stories, writers need to approach (and tame with the pen) the unruly and wild things in their imaginations. This retreat will focus on finding joy in the unexpected, taking a few risks with your writing, and welcoming the impulse toward exploring new ideas and vistas. In addition to scheduled programming, we’ll take advantage of the winding paths, secluded benches, and fifty acres of pristine prairie.

About The Instructor

Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, as well as the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men, which was published in September 2016. Her award-winning novel, Paris, He Said, was a 2016 Illinois Reads selection. Sneed lives in Evanston, IL and is the faculty director of Northwestern University’s MA/MFA program in creative writing.
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