2nd Annual Serenity Writing Retreat

  • October 18, 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • October 19, 2013
  • 9:00 PM
  • Serenity House 23009 Wachusett Road Woodway, WA 98020
  • 24


  • Enjoy the weekend retreat overnight at Serenity House.
  • Participate in the weekend retreat. Potluck Friday. Saturday meals included.
  • Participate in the weekend retreat. Potluck Friday. Saturday meals included.
  • Enjoy the weekend retreat overnight at Serenity House.
  • Workshop participants can bring a guest to dine with us at Serenity House. Workshops NOT included.

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Writing Retreat with GIGI MURFITT!! Sign up today to secure your spot at this incredible opportunity to write, learn and laugh with one of NCWA's beloved authors, in one of Seattle's most beautiful locations.  

GIGI MURFITT: is an author, a speaker and a teacher at heart. She has published 2 books and has contributed to three compilation books and several magazines. She has been on the NCWA Board of Directors as Vice-President, President and is currently the Treasurer. Gigi is passionate about helping others succeed in writing and in life. She and her husband, Steve have raised two sons and are currently enjoying spoiling their first granddaughter. Together they run Gabriel's Foundation of HOPE, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization sharing inspiration and HOPE to help families dealing with disability.  


Get away on your own writing retreat without having to leave town. This writing weekend retreat is set in the beautiful location of Serenity House, a roomy, peaceful home in Edmonds with room for several overnight accommodations on a first-come, first-serve basis. This home has an indoor pool and sauna, a game room for fun and play and many beautiful nooks to tuck away to write. If you can't stay over night, you are welcome to come to both days anyway! Don't let anything stop you! 


Prices include Friday pot-luck dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


MEMBERS: $75.00



MEMBERS: $100.00

Limited overnight space available in the seven beds.
Rooms assigned on a first come, first served basis.



2:00 - 6:00 pm writing time

6:00 pm potluck dinner (please bring a dish to share)

7:00 - 10:00 pm writing time

10:00 pm guests staying over, relaxation, writing, swimming


7:00 - 8:30 am writing free time 

8:30 - 9:30 am breakfast and fellowship (catered) 

9:30 am Worship

10:00 - 10:30 am Workshop Session with Gigi Murfitt - Called to Write: Writing and motivational tools to succeed in our call to write. 

10:30 - 11:00 am Group discussion of helpful writing habits. 

11:00 break (writing, playing, fellowship)

12:00 - 12:30 pm lunch (catered)               

12:30 - 6:00 pm Writing free time

6:00 - 7:00 pm Optional dinner (catered - please RSVP)

7:00 - 9:00 pm Writing free time

The pool and sauna will be available throughout the weekend - honoring designated quiet writing times. 
Pack up and leave Serenity house by 10 pm

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