Inspiration Alcona included writing workshops in its Alcona Arts Retreats for several years, then split off the Alcona Writers Retreat in 2014 and 2015. But the real fun began when Springfed Arts, with director John D. Lamb, joined Inspiration Alcona as cosponsor of the new Lost Lake Writers Retreat in 2016.
Coats were necessary for the 2016 group photo. From the left in the front row are director John D. Lamb and instructors Jim Schaefer, Dorrianne Laux, Kelly Fordon, Jack Ridl, Irina Reyn and, in the fur hat, Lydia Lohrer. One of Lydia's children is in front of her.
The combination has produced retreats with exciting authors, as seen in the photos on this page, and a host of writers from pure novices to already-published participants.