Nā Wahi Ho‘oulu
(The Places That Inspire)
May 4 – 9, 2014
A Writers Retreat at Camp Mokule‘ia
on O‘ahu’s North Shore
Camp Mokule‘ia, on O‘ahu’s North Shore, will host its second annual writers retreat this spring. Director Connie Hale will be joined by a faculty of nationally known writers and cultural legends, invites writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and memoir. With the Waianae Mountains at our back and the open ocean at our front, we will let the setting inspire us.
We will learn from the masters, break bread with colleagues, write in the shade of ironwoods, wander along the beach, salute the sun in morning yoga, and come to understand the essence of Hawaii through evening programs led by island composers, dancers, and musicians.
The faculty will include both island and mainland writers, editors, and agents. The writing program includes daily workshops, daily private writing time, and one-on-one meetings with the faculty. Evening programs will be open to writers and their families (or companions) as well as local residents. Optional activities—which are available as well to family and companions staying at the camp—include yoga, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and visits to sacred spots on the North Shore.
In the Hawaiian language, Mokule‘ia means “a place of abundance.” It is also the name of a pristine beach that stretches along the northwest shore of the island of O‘ahu. Camp Mokule‘ia was established by The Episcopal Church of Hawaii in 1947; its mission states that it shall be a sacred place (wahi pana) for reflection, gathering, and play. In addition to nurturing mind, body, and spirit, Camp Mokule‘ia is dedicated to being a rich resource for artists at the lowest possible cost. For a sense of the place, please visit the Camp Mokule‘ia Web site.
The retreat is open to writers of any experience level. We begin on May 4, as participants settle into the camp and explore the surroundings. Our first gathering will be a dinner for all writers and their companions. The writing workshops begin on Monday, May 5 and continue through Friday May 9.
The cost of the program is structured to make it feasible for working writers. Prices range from a $500 day rate for attendees staying elsewhere to $1,100 for a private room and bath in the lodge. Price levels depend on the lodging option and whether you are occupying a room on a single or double basis. All packages include meals, daytime activities, evening programs, and transportation to certain activities. Further details about the cost, will be forthcoming.
Registration and information
For more information on the workshops and program, contact Constance Hale: connie [at] sinandsyntax.com or call (617) 909-1439.
Registration opens January 1, 2014. Once you have registered, please send a brief paragraph describing your work or your goals to Connie via email or mail (Mokule‘ia Writers Retreat/Camp Mokule‘ia/68-729 Farrington Hwy./Waialua,/HI 96791).