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33 E 4 Mile Rd, Racine, WI 53402, USA 7 DAYS
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Composed Residential Writing Retreat

Leave all your worries behind and spend an entire week focused just on you and your writing. Steal away to the Wingspread Retreat Center, where you'll connect with a group of amazing scholars and together, learn to overcome your internal writing barriers--the thoughts and feelings that undermine your productivity, steal your peace of mind, and rob you of the pleasures of your work.

Evidence Based Writing Coaching

Whether you attend Composed every year or this is your first time, our intensive coaching will transform your fears into calm, confident, powerful writing. 1st Timers learn our signature Pivot Point method for overcoming self-doubt, and Alums master the finer points of staying connected to your reflective practice. Check out the Curriculum tab for details!

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Five Days of Dedicated Writing

Outside of our meetings, you'll have hours and hours to read, write, connect, rest--whatever you need. Use this time to shut out the world; sink into your project; and practice the tools that help you make progress on your projects, and reconnect with the writer inside. 
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pre & post-retreat support

Before the retreat, get 6 weeks of brief, actionable guidance to help you unplug from other responsibilities and get the most from your writing time. Then transition home with two weeks of training for integrating your most profound lessons.

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Resource lists, scripts, and worksheets 

Need to quickly remember the tools and techniques you learned at the retreat? You'll have everything you need at your fingertips, which will make it easier to implement what you learned at home.

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Daily Yoga

It doesn't matter if you're new to yoga or do it every day. These classes are suitable for all levels and designed to keep you refreshed and energized for writing. Scheduled during that time of day when many of us lose our energy, they're a chance to get quiet, look inward, and get a second wind for writing. 
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Writing Spaces that Fit Your Needs

Cozy nooks and loungy living rooms. Outside seating in sun or shade. High tops and conference tables. Not to mention the desks with ergonomic seating in your room and all our meeting areas. Whether you need silence, solitude, or quiet companionship, we got you covered.
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Community You Love & Trust

Reconnect with your buddy from your last retreat--or better yet, meet a new one! You can trust Composed folks to support you with ideas, inspiration, feedback, and empathy. Our retreat directory makes it easy to stay in touch before and after the retreat.
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Six Days of Healthy, Delicious food

Writing demands a lot of fuel. Omnivore, Vegitarian, Gluten Free, Vegan--whatever you need for noshing, we've got you covered. Your retreat includes all meals from Sunday evening through Saturday morning, freshly prepared in accordance with your dietary restrictions.
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Six Serene Nights in a Single

Modern-luxe Guest rooms (all of them singles) have natural views and prairie style design that restore your energy for work and play. And don't sleep on the Guest House pantry: open 24/7 and stocked with complimentary fruit, coffee, and snacks.
 

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Fitness & Fun at Your Fingertips

No need to miss a workout because you're away from home. Enjoy the fitness center's freeweights, yoga mats, treadmills, and exercise bikes. If you prefer the outdoors, check out Wingspread's well kept grounds or nearby Lake Michigan. 

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Accessibility & Inclusive Design

Wingspread's communal areas and two ADA compliant guestrooms include height, width, visual, auditory, incline, mobility, and movement features to make it a more welcoming space for all participants. Read their Accessibility Description here or contact InkWell's retreat coordinator in the Contact Tab for more information.

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Co-Created Safety

Safety isn’t something we can create on our own. Therefore, all in-person retreat participants must provide proof of vaccination and booster shots within one week of registration. Anyone participating in indoor coaching meetings must wear a mask. And we have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for eating and writing. For more details, read our full Health and Safety Policy.
 
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Easy Payment Plans

Pay in full or use the Payment Plan: Four payments, made every 30 days, and there's no extra cost for using this service. We can also invoice your university if you prefer, as long as they pay by credit card within 7 days (no paper checks accepted). Email us at hello@inkwellretreats.org and ask for an invoice.
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Fair & Flexible Cancellations

Our policy is designed to let you change your mind without requiring Michelle to lose the opportunity to work with another scholar. If we cancel a retreat, you receive a credit or full refund. If you cancel, you receive either no credit, 50% credit or 100% credit toward the cost of another retreat within 12 months, depending on when you cancel. For more details read our full Cancellation Policy.

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Support You Can Count On

Do you have a question, concern or worry? Don't hesitate to ask. Logistics, billing, preparation--Aushlie Coles, InkWell's Retreat Coordinator, has you covered. Hit the speech bubble icon in the menu to the left, and send her a message. 
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Location
33 E 4 Mile Rd, Racine, WI 53402, USA
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