2019 Lost Lake Writers Retreat
October 10 - 13, 2019
Lost Lake Woods Club
The lodge at Lost Lake Woods Club overlooks a small lake bordered by forest.
The skies rained on photo day, so the group photo was made inside the lodge.
Jacquelyn Mitchard's talk was titled "Finish the Book."
Detroit singer-songwriter not only lectured but demonstrated her writing techniques.
Writers gathered for each lecture.
The 2019 Lost Lake Writers Retreat will be 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 more than two decades. Teachers are poets Dorianne Laux and Robert Fanning, novelists Irina Reyn and Michael Zadoorian, and singer-songwriter Allison Downey. Click on the buttons below the tentative schedule to learn more about each instructor.
The retreat will begin with an appetizers, wine and beer party at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 10. Friday and Saturday will be learning and writing time. Sunday we'll all gather for a farewell brunch, followed by a final reading by participants. Your tuition includes all of these. By midafternoon Sunday, students will be able to head for home. See the schedule below for details of the weekend.
Participant options run from tuition only to a package that includes a private room, breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday, and all the retreat events. Check prices through the How to Enroll page button below.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
3 pm – midnight Check-in - Pick up room key
8 pm – 10 pm Wine, beer & appetizers reception
Friday, October 11, 2019
7:30am – 9:30am Breakfast (Sign up for Attendees Reading and Conferences)
9:30am – 9:50am Intro/orientation – John D. Lamb
10am – 11am Tales from the Wellspring– Robert Fanning
11:15am – 12:15pm Second Hand Tales – Michael Zadoorian
12:30pm – 2pm Lunch
2pm – 2:45pm Personal Narrative: Telling True Tales – Allison Downey
3:00pm – 5:30pm Conferences & Writing Time (20-minute one-on-ones)
6 pm Dinner on your own
7:30pm – 9:30pm Attendees Reading
Saturday, October 12, 2019
7:30am – 9:30am Breakfast
10am – 11am Whose Tale is This? – Irina Reyn
11:15am – 12:15pm Tales of Secrecy – Dorianne Laux
12:30pm – 2pm Lunch
2pm – 3pm Panel talk: Other Writing Retreats – First-hand Accounts
with all the instructors, facilitated by John D. Lamb
3:05pm Group photo
3:30pm – 5:30pm Writing Free Time
6pm Dinner on your own
8pm – 9:30pm Readings: Downey, Fanning, Zadoorian, Reyn and Laux
9:30 – Midnight Social Time
Sunday, October 13, 2019
8:30am – 10am Brunch
10am – 12pm New Writing Presentations
2pm Check out