Sun, Jul 18|
7th Annual Sankofa Sisterhood Writer's Retreat!
Writers, we are going international! We are excited to announce that this year’s writers retreat will be held in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic! This year is a week long indulgence in your craft, in yourself.
Time & Location
Jul 18, 2021, 7:00 PM – Jul 23, 2021, 11:00 PM
Las Terrenas, Las Terrenas 32000, Dominican Republic
About the Event
Last year we were called to cancel our yearly writers retreat to the Catskills Mountains due to COVID hitting us. We wanted to honor our yearly gathering by moving the Sankofa Writers Retreat online. We are so thankful to all of the facilitators and writers who said yes amidst all of this chaos we are living through… and we say living through because we have been through worse and we will get through this/we will thrive. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is the importance of protecting ourselves and those we love.
During this time of political uncertainty, fear, and complete disregard for humanity, now more than ever we must take the time to care for ourselves. We often hear that self-care is selfish, that putting our needs before others is “self-indulgent”, yet it is all about survival. What do flight attendants remind us to do before take-off, “place your oxygen mask first before helping others”.
As women of color, we are constantly fighting oppression, being marginalized, and invisibilized. We protest! We fight microaggressions every day! We are on the front lines doing the work to ensure that our people are safe. We are activists, teachers, and mothers. We are overwhelmed with the many bombs the media drops; our black boys and girls being murdered, immigrants being assaulted, hate crimes against LGBTQ++ people, and women being violated. With all of this, how do we take care of ourselves? How can we find balance and at the same time find peace, solace, and even happiness amidst all of the uncertainty?
This week is designed to give you what you need to recharge, create and work on projects that are important to you.
In a comfortable house in Las Terrenas, you will be provided a sacred space to create, hone and nurture your craft surrounded by nature and the divine feminine. In order to access true creativity, we must tap into a source that often feels unattainable to us in our day-to-day lives.
THIS RETREAT OFFERS:
Workshops, private time for writing and working on personal projects, relaxation, solitude, and community. We have a private chef (Ysanet Batista, of Woke Foods), yoga, meditation, beach walks, and Reiki with Mariposa!
THE RETREAT IS FOR:
Women of Color.
Writers who need time and space to write.
Women who need a break to nourish their creativity, body, mind, and soul.
Writers who have works they would like to complete.
Women seeking the support and encouragement of “writing in community.”
RETREAT ACCOMMODATIONS AND PAYMENTS:
6 days / 5 nights - Seven spots
$917 + $50 refundable security deposit
Room one: Shared/ shared beds - 2 rooms available)
Room two: sleeps, two people
Room three: 1 queen shared bed, 3 single bunks - sleeps five people
If you're a DR resident and would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE YOUR SPOT NONREFUNDABLE REGISTRATION DEPOSIT: $111 USD (Due ASAP, only 7 spots available)
Balance: $856 USD
PAYMENT PLAN DATES:
May 28th -$111 USD Deposit is due ASAP.
July 9th- Paid Balance of $856 in full
For weekly Plans register here
Sankofa Deposit$111.00+$2.78 service fee
Use this option for weekly payment for a total of six weeks ($856 Total)$143.00+$3.58 service fee