Classes & Workshops

Where Writing and Motherhood Meet: A Retreat in the Finger Lakes

Instructor(s): Sally Bittner Bonn
Location: Location of Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat
Beginner Beginner Beginner

From spit-up to teenager angst, mothers see it all, up close and personal. Motherhood can be joyful, lonely, hysterically funny, maddening, heartbreaking, beautiful, and of course exhausting. Join other moms the week before Mother’s Day for a day-long getaway at the picturesque Gell Center of the Finger Lakes, nestled in the woods with a stream and lots of green space. Unwind and recharge as you write your stories of motherhood in a supportive environment. In the process of digging into motherhood, we’ll look at some published writing by other mothers, and we’ll work on the basics of what goes into making a good piece of writing, with special attention to strong details. Whether you’re a new mother or a veteran, you’re welcome here! Bring a bagged lunch and shoes suitable for a short walk in the woods. Coffee and tea will be provided.