Rekindle Retreat in Juneau, Alaska—Deposit Only

$500.00 Members
$500.00 Non-members

This item pays for the nonrefundable deposit for the Rekindle Retreat only. After purchasing this item, your space in the retreat is secure, but you'll need to pay the remainder or set up a payment plan to finalize your space before February 15. Participation in the retreat is by application only. Early-bird applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Acceptance doesn't guarantee a space, so we recommend registering as soon as you are notified. Apply here.

Join us for the inaugural of Lighthouse’s new traveling retreat, Rekindle. Our kickoff program (delayed from 2020) will be in Juneau, Alaska. This generative retreat will feature a blend of ample writing time, local exploration, manuscript feedback from seasoned writers and teachers, and connection with other adventurous writers. This year's instructors are not only award-winning writers, they're both recipients of the Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence: Erika Krouse and Rachel Weaver.

The Rekindle retreat will be based in downtown Juneau, close to the capital city’s coffee shops, restaurants, watering holes, library, beach, and hiking trails. Optional afternoon activities include rain forest hike-and-writes (including one to the Mendenhall Glacier) and writing-centric cultural visits. Affordable add-on day trips will include a flight to Admiralty Island to hang with grizzlies acclimated to humans, and a Tracy Arm Fjord cruise to see glaciers, humpback whales, orcas, and grizzly bears (from the safety of the shore-hugging boat). Adventurous travelers can also privately seek out tours such as salmon fishing, dog sledding, whale watching, etc. Or simply bask in the scenery and write your masterpiece.

Tuition includes:

  • daily optional activities including transit and faculty instruction,
  • an optional review of a 3,000-to-5,000 word manuscript and 30-minute one-on-one consultation with an instructor,
  • time and space to write, and
  • the welcoming and inclusive Lighthouse community.

You will select your own flights and lodging, but we'll reserve a block of rooms at the Baranof Hotel at a reduced rate, if you are interested in staying there with Erika and Rachel.

Each day in Juneau will include:

  • Writing time in a beautiful place! Write in your hotel, or at one of the city's many coffee shops and watering holes.
  • An optional writing-centric Juneau activity, either in the morning or afternoon, depending on the activity. Transportation will be provided whenever possible, and strategized when necessary.
  • Meetings and manuscript review with instructors.
  • Optional scheduled meal gatherings for the group (meals paid for by participants, separately), or meals on your own if you prefer.
  • Daily group social/cocktail hour.
  • Meetings and manuscript review with instructors.
  • Camaraderie and fellowship with the Lighthouse retreat community.
  • OPTIONAL: You can add on day trips to Admiralty Island and/or Tracy Arm Fjord.

Come write with us in Alaska!

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Instructor: Erika Krouse Learn More


May 25, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 26, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 27, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 28, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 29, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 30, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 31, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00amJun 01, 2024 3:00pm - 10:00am