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11:00-6:00, with 4-5 writing sessions, lunch and dessert. 

Local Retreats in Pacifica, California

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San Pedro Point: A Special Place

Join Laguna Writers on a secluded cove in Pacifica, near the Linda Mar district, just 30 minutes south of San Francisco. Perfect for an all day writing retreat.

The all-day retreat is from 11:00-5:30, and includes a homemade lunch and a DeLorenzo Dessert (see the schedule below). The retreats offer you the option of responding to several spontaneous writing exercises and sharing your work for feedback, or working on some minor revisions of a piece you've brought with you. Either way, you'll have the whole day to go deep into your writing.

Fees and other Important Information

The Pacifica Retreats are $200. The fee for the retreat includes the all-day workshop, as well as the morning treat, snacks, lunch, dessert, and all beverages. The price for the retreat does not include accommodations.

These retreats tend to fill fast, and many participants return to write with Chris again, so if you are interested, please make a non-refundable $100 deposit to hold your place. You may do this by arranging to send Chris a check; you can also sign up on the "Fees and Deposits" page, using the Paypal drop-down menu. The balance is due on the day of the retreat.

For more information, please click on the "Contact" tab on your left, or call Laguna Writers at 415-206-9771.

A typical schedule for a Saturday retreat looks like this:

10:45-11:00: Coffee, tea, snack. Settling in.
11:00-11:40: Introductions and a warm-up exercise
11:40-11:50: A short break
11:50-12:40: Our first longer writing exercise, and a chance for people to read aloud (if they choose)
12:40-1:25: Lunch
1:25-2:50: Our second exercise, which may include a short walk, weather permitting.
2:50-3:00: A short break
3:00-4:00: Our third writing exercise
4:00-4:15: A short break
4:15-5:30: Our final exercise, closing poem.


To learn more about Laguna Writers' international retreats, click on the International Writing Retreats link in the column on your left.




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