Writing

Writing Retreat

Our Writing Retreat is not exactly a class but is an opportunity to meet and write in company with other beginning and experienced writers. Here we tap into our mutual creative energy. After introductions, we collect ideas in response to a starter prompt, then each person begins to draft a story, poem, memoir, argument or whatever. In small groups we read these diverse pieces and give each other non-critical reader responses.

Bring your own writing materials, a sack lunch and beverages.

Class meets: Saturday, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Cost: $16 (No walk ins.)
2024 COURSE SCHEDULE
ENR7017    

Saturday,  June 15
Location: Windward CC, Hale Na'auao (map)

July - No class

Saturday,  August 10
Location: Windward CC, Hale Na'auao (map)

Saturday,  September 28
Location: Windward CC, Hale Na'auao (map)

Saturday,  October 26
Location: Windward CC, Hale Na'auao (map)

Saturday,  November 23
Location: Windward CC, Hale Na'auao (map)

We cannot hold seats for classes. Register early, no walk-ins.
Classes have been selling out a week before the class date.
If you are having difficulty registering online please send in a check.
Check payments must be received three days prior to class date.

Make check payable to:
University of Hawaii
 
Mail check to:
Windward Community College - CCE, Hale Kuhina 102
45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744

New students please include your email and  phone number.
Lillian Cunningham taught English for many years at Windward Community College and is now retired from the classroom. 
The Writing Retreats began in the mid-1980s as a result of a frustration shared with some others, who said they wanted to write, but often got distracted by things like dirty laundry, hungry children, or flagging inspiration. So we agreed to retreat from competing demands for a few hours to write together without distractions. The idea caught on.