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The 2016 Lost Lake Writers Retreat was directed by John D. Lamb of Springfed Arts, another 501(c)3 nonprofit that has held weekly writing classes in the metro Detroit area for two decades. Poet Jack Ridl, memoirist Anne-Marie Oomen, novelist Craig Holden, songwriter Whit Hill and nonfiction writer Maureen Dunphy made up the staff.
The retreat began with an appetizers, wine and beer party at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 5. Friday and Saturday were learning and writing time. Sunday we gathered for a farewell brunch, followed by a final reading by participants. By midafternoon Sunday, students were headed home.