Prayer and Poetry- A 24-Hr Retreat

Misty Urban from the Muscatine Community College Writing Center returns to Benet House to offer her skills as a writing mentor/coach in a 24-hour poetry retreat. Misty will include the poetry of Mary Oliver and other favorites. It will begin with a relaxed evening of reading, writing, and sharing. Saturday will be a full day with morning discussion of poetry and form, image and line, the essential “tools.” Participants will then have some quiet time to write before gathering in the afternoon to share. Misty is terrific in bringing out the poet in you!! Fri. Feb. 7 (Arrival: 4:30 pm; Soup supper: (optional) 5:30 pm; Retreat opening: 7 pm)-Sat. Feb. 8, 4 pm; Fee: Register and pay in full by Jan. 7: $120 (private room, $130 with Soup supper); $112 (shared room, $122 with Soup supper). Registrations and payments after Jan. 7: $135 ($145 with Soup supper); $127 (shared room, $ 132 with Soup supper). Commuter: Register and pay in full by Jan. 7: $85, $95 with Soup supper); Registrations and payments after Jan. 7: $100, $110 with Soup supper). 

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**We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the estimated total cost to hold your reservation at the time of confirmation of your stay. You will have an opportunity to pay this online with us at the time of your confirmation email, or to pay by check.
**Cancellation policy: We ask that you notify us if you cannot make your scheduled retreat and we will work with you to find another suitable date if possible.