Camp Michigamme Writing Retreat
Do you love to write? Take a weekend to hone your craft, connect with other writers, and get inspired at a beautiful location—Camp Michigamme, located about forty-five minutes west of Marquette, MI. While it is primarily a summer camp for youth programs, Michigamme also provides camping experiences and weekend retreats for adults.
At the June 10 – 12 writing retreat, participants will have the opportunity to make connections and gain insight into different aspects of writing from speakers, activities, and other participants. We will focus on how to share your faith and touch lives through your writing. Open to adult writers of all levels and genres. Cost to attend the weekend is $105.
Meals will be provided for us by the camp staff, and we will have the chance to relive those childhood camp experiences by bunking in cabins with other writers. We will delve into God’s word and how it relates to our own written words with devotions from the book Write His Answer by Marlene Bagnull. We will also hear from experts on various aspects of writing. Scheduled presenters include Donna Winters (author of the Great Lakes Romances® Series), who will be sharing her experiences with both traditional and self publishing and Tyler Tichelaar (founder of Marquette Fiction and author of The Marquette Trilogy), a specialist in regional fiction writing.
For more information or to register, please visit Camp Michigamme’s web site at www.campmichigamme.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the camp dean, Jenifer Brady, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Michigamme Writer’s Retreat Tentative Schedule
Dinner and registration 6:00
7:00 – Welcome, opening devotional: Called to Write and Look to Jesus
7:30 – Introductions, show-and-tell; get to know the other participants and learn about everyone’s writing; bring a poem or article to share or your latest book to talk about, if you wish
9:00 – Campfire
9:00 Devotion and discussion: Reaching our Readers
9:30 – 10:30 Session/Presentation*
10:45 – 11:45 Session/Presentation*
1:00 – Get together with others in your genre; share ideas, make connections
2:00 – 3:00 Session/Presentation*
3:00 – 5:30 afternoon free time; some ideas to spend your afternoon include working on your own writing; trying some fun prompts; walking around camp and finding inspiration in its beauty; continuing discussion with other writers who you have connected with; studying your Bible and Write His Answer devotions.
5:30 – Dinner
Evening Program (TBA)**
9:00 – Campfire
8:30 – Breakfast
9:00 Devotion and discussion: Put on the Armor
Church down the road begins at 11:00 and loves to have campers attend (it is Methodist). Feel free to attend this church or depart from camp when necessary to reach your home church.
*The session/presentations will be presented by Donna Winters, Tyler Tichelaar, and myself. Topics will center around self publishing versus traditional publishing, writing regional fiction, and creating an author web site.
**Evening program will depend on how many people attend and what types of writing and interests we have represented. I will be sending out a short questionnaire about your writing and interests to participants to be emailed back to me so that I can better cater this part of the weekend to the types of writers who will be attending.