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  • The Kennedy Learning Center Nobleboro, Maine (map)



COST: $1,390

(Includes program, individual and group coaching, double occupancy housing, and 3 hearty meals per day. Private Rooms available at additional cost.)  

All levels of writers are welcome, from just getting started, to finally finishing your next manuscript!  Join Dory Cote and Jill Hackett for 5 days of writing, deep soul journeying, and delving more profoundly into your writing process and purpose.  Dory will lead you on guided journeys, discovering your muse, writing guides, and deep stories.  Jill will guide you through mining your family stories, and discovering your unique writing intelligences, skills, and process.  The time will be balanced between group and individual time; the days will begin and end with hands on experiences and rituals to support your writing.  Dory and Jill will have “office hours” during writing times, for the potential occasion of writer’s block or the need for a boost..  

Dory Cote has been leading workshops and shamanic teachings for about 20 years and is a skilled presenter and listener.  Her teaching experiences include invitations to present her work from Kripalu (MA), Omega (NY), and Multiversity (CA), where she has received rave reviews from students from around the world.   Dory has written and delivered numerous long programs including one-year apprenticeships in shamanism as well as two-year advanced programs in shamanic initiations and teachings.  She has also taught a multitude of stand-alone 5-day workshops on topics of interest to the student of shamanism or earth-based spirituality. She maintains a private practice in shamanic healing in Brunswick, ME where has seen thousands of clients to date. Dory has also produced over 100 podcasts, monthly newsletters and video teachings.  Dory’s teaching memoir, The Frozen Pony, will be published in late 2020.   

Jill Hackett has been teaching writing and leading writing retreats at traditional and online universities since 1997.  She is an award winning professional writer with over 30 years experience in writing, and 20 years teaching and leading writing workshops and retreats.  Jill also has a private coaching practice with a specialty in supporting clients who are writing long form non-fiction.  Jill is a published author. The Writers Magazine book division published her doctoral thesis, and it is now in its third edition--Women, Voice, and Writing:  How to Define and Strengthen Your Writing Voice.  Her upcoming book is titled Love After War (release date: early 2020).    Jill has taught and presented classes at Princeton, Bowdoin, and Harvard and has lead workshops for Capella University, Southern New Hampshire University, and writers groups upon request.   Jill earned a Ph.D. in communications and has degrees in mathematics, human development and psychology from Vassar, Harvard, and The Union Institute & University, with advanced training in counseling and consulting psychology from Northeastern.

The retreat facility at The Kennedy Learning Center, Nobleboro, ME is comfortable and inviting…a place where you can sink your body and soul into just “being” while held by the beauty of place, the spirits of nature, and the comfort of good food prepared fresh each day by a resident cook and manager.  

Minimum: 10 writers  :: Maximum: 18 writers

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