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Luminous Moment Writing Retreat at Sheyenne Oaks Campground

August 4, 2017@9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Spirit Room has been awarded a grant of $6,034. By the North Dakota Humanities Council to support, “Luminous Moment, Luminous Word: A Creative Writing and Mindfulness Retreat.”

The Spirit Room will host its second creative writing retreat August 4 – 6, 2017 at the Sheyenne Oaks Campground near Leonard, ND and the Sheyenne National Grasslands.

Outdoor walks and writing adventures will be woven into teaching sessions focusing on ways to become more engaged with the natural world by becoming increasingly observant, contemplative and manifestly creative. Debra Marquart, the artist-in-residence, will lead participants in journaling/generative prompts, and experiential exercises drawn from the natural environment.

Because this three-day event is being held in the natural environment of the Sheyenne National Grasslands, the Spirit Room will be required to provide meals for the attendees. A reservation fee of $80 will go toward the provision of food. Activities will take place at the Sheyenne Oaks Campground in a variety of locations including the Hopwell House, campgrounds, meadows and walking trails in the Sheyenne National Grasslands.

The creative writing community will benefit from this immersive experience combining writing, mindfulness and the environment. The public is invited to participate at no charge in the Sheyenne Grasslands walk with Ranger, Stacey Swenson on Saturday morning, and the public performance by Deb Marquart at the McLeod Historic Schoolhouse on Sunday, August 6th at 1:30.


August 4, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Spirit Room
(701) 237-0230


Sheyenne Oaks Campground
6050 Co Rd 23
Leonard, ND
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