SPRUCETON INN: A CATSKILLS BED AND BAR

Workshops & Retreats

 

WORKSHOPS & Retreats

We host a variety of workshops and retreats throughout the year. Fly fishing, memoir writing, illustration… Check out our calendar of upcoming events below and sign up for our mailing list to be one of the first to know.

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Interested in hosting your own workshop or retreat at the Inn? Email info@sprucetoninn.com with whatever details you can provide and we’ll get back to you!

upcoming workshops:

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WRITE YOUR HEART OUT WITH STEPHEN FOREMAN / SEPTEMBER 22ND-24TH

Learn to write from the inside out, bringing the heart of your story alive. Fiction and non-fiction welcome, all levels welcome. Workshop includes presentations, discussions, one-on-one meetings, and plenty of writing time.

9 participants maximum. Attendees will send in a 500 word piece of memoir or literary nonfiction a month before the workshop and will receive feedback on this piece of writing upon arrival.

Email info@sprucetoninn.com or call 518-989-6404 to reserve your place. We’ll take a 50% deposit via credit card upon booking. Registration officially closes August 1st, if not sooner once it’s full!

Stephen Foreman is the author of the novels Watching Gideon, Toehold, and Journey as well as several screenplays. A rebel academic who went to Morgan then Yale, he skipped out to Hollywood for a wild ride in the 70s then moved to the Catskills where he’s been based for the past thirty-eight years.

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

12-4pm-ish Check in. (We’ll do our best to have everyone’s rooms ready as early as possible, but please bear with us since we’ll be turning over a full house from the weekend!)

12-4pm workshop @ Barn

4-7pm bar open and bonfire @ Room One

MONDAY

8:30-9:30am coffee @ Room One

9:30am-11:30am workshop @ Barn

11:30-12:30 one-on-one meetings and individual writing time

12:30-1:30pm catered lunch @ Room One

1:30-2:30pm one-on-one meetings and individual writing time

2:30-4pm workshop @ Barn

4-7pm bar open and bonfire @ Room One

TUESDAY

8:30-9:30am coffee @ Room One

9:30-11am workshop @ Barn

12pm check out

RATE: $550

Rate includes overnight accommodation at the Inn for Sunday and Monday nights, complimentary morning coffee, Monday lunch, and all workshop/lesson time. Fill out the form below and we will call you back so we can take a 50% deposit via credit card over the phone.

Interested in sharing a room with a friend or joining only for the daytime workshops? Just ask and hopefully we can arrange something!

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FINDING INSPIRATION & CONQUERING YOUR WRITER’S BLOCK WITH CHLOE CALDWELL / NOV 4-6

All you have to do in this workshop is enjoy the quiet and scenic beauty of the Catskills and let yourself be inspired. Chloe will provide writing prompts and readings to kick your writer's block and doubt to the curb. In this three-day retreat, you will connect with your inner writer, roam through nature, and be encouraged to take new and exciting approaches to your writing routine. We will try new and experimental structures and debunk myths about our own writing. Students will leave empowered and more confident in their writing abilities and unique voices. On our last night, Chloe will create a supportive environment where students can share their work.

Maximum 8 participants. Book ASAP because this is Chloe’s 5th workshop with us and we can tell you from experience she’s popular!

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the essay collections I’ll Tell You In Person and Legs Get Led Astray, and the novella Women. Her work has been published in Buzzfeed, New York Magazine, Nylon, Vice, Longreads, and many anthologies including Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC. She has an upcoming essay in the New York Times. Not only was she a 2018 Spruceton Inn Artist Resident, but this is her fifth writers workshop here at the Inn! She teaches creative nonfiction at Catapult in Manhattan and lives in Hudson with her family.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

MONDAY

10—12pm check-in

12-3pm meet/icebreakers/readings & discussion

3-5pm individual writing time / free time

5-8pm bar open and bonfire @ Room One

TUESDAY

8:30-9:30 am coffee @ Room One

9:30am-10:30am discuss & share prompt from day before + readings

10:30-12:30pm one-on-one meetings and individual writing time

12:30-1:30pm catered lunch @ Room One

1:30-3:30pm one-on-one meetings and individual writing time

3:30-5pm discuss & share prompt from the day

5-8pm bar open and bonfire & Reading Salon

WEDNESDAY

8:30-9:30am coffee @ Room One

9:30-11am moving forward lecture/final thoughts & goals

12pm check out

RATE: $625 / $425 scholarship rate for 2 spots (ALL SCHOLARSHIP SPOTS ARE TAKEN AS OF 8/13)

Rate includes overnight accommodation at the Inn for Sunday and Monday nights, complimentary morning coffee, Monday lunch, and all workshop/lesson time. Fill out the form below and we will call you back so we can take a 50% deposit via credit card over the phone.

Interested in sharing a room with a friend or joining only for the daytime workshops? Just ask and hopefully we can arrange something!

Name *
Name
 

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