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Autumn Writing Retreat
in Mexico

October 2-8, 2022

La CAÑada


June 8

“Whatever it takes to break your heart and wake you up is grace.” 
― Mark MatousekSex Death Enlightenment: A True Story

“The things that make you a functional citizen in society - manners, discretion, cordiality - don't necessarily make you a good writer. Writing needs raw truth, wants your suffering and darkness on the table, revels in a cutting mind that takes no prisoners...” 
― Natalie GoldbergOld Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir

“Water was liquid silver, water was gold. It was clarity—a sacred thing.” 
― Aspen MatisGirl in the Woods: A Memoir

You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity left in its wake.” 
Michael J. FoxAlways Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

“Stars, on the other hand, were inexplicable. Not holes in the sky, not candles, not electric lights, not anything that resembled what you knew. The immensity of the black air overhead, the vastness of the space that stood between you and those small luminosities, was something that resisted all understanding. Benign and beautiful presences hovering in the night, there because they were there and for no other reason. The work of God's hands, yes, but what in the world had he been thinking?” 
Paul AusterReport from the Interior

“You never get second chances on first experiences.” 
― Traci AnnAuthentic Sexy Truth: One Woman. One Truth. Lots of Brave.

La Canada

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