Saturday, July 20, 2013
10 am – 4 pm
More info & Registration (scroll down to Pictures & Words with Jill & Judy)
Slow down. Take a respite from the sights, sounds and energy of the city to create in nature with like-spirited adventurers. We’ll locate ourselves in the spacious studio at the J & J Ranch where wide windows and sweeping, tranquil views invite extemporaneous expeditions and playful meanders. Magazines, brushes and glue will be used to make spontaneous mini-collages of characters and settings and writing prompts will spark free-flowing free-writes.
Alternating art-making with free-writing promises to surprise and inspire your muse. Characters may reveal their secrets and settings will become detail-filled, rich and colorful. At the end of the day-long retreat, you’ll have several small collages and a pages and pages of new writing to take home with you. Writers and artists of all levels are invited; no experience is required. Bring a friend and join us.
Coffee, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Bring journal, pens, walking shoes and your brown bag lunch.
The J & J Ranch in Descanso is a 45-minute drive from downtown San Diego. Below Cuyamaca peak these forty acres border the Cleveland National Forest and are filled with oaks, manzanita and sage. It is a peaceful place to expand your creative horizons. As we come closer to the event, we’ll help arrange car-pooling opportunities.
Jill G. Hall is an artist and writer. She mostly fashions mosaics but also dabbles in collage to inform the stories she writes. As a consultant for creative expression she facilitates groups and teaches workshops for aspiring and practicing artists of all types. A past president of San Diego Writers, Ink, she now volunteers with the San Diego Foundation on the Arts and Culture Working Group and helped develop their Creative Catalyst Fund for Individual Artists.
Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur who has published four books on the craft including A Writer’s Book of Days, which was named Best Nonfiction in the 2011 San Diego Book Awards. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension, The Ink Spot and speaks at writing conferences internationally. She is cofounder of San Diego Writers, Ink where she served as Executive Director.
*A portion of the proceeds will benefit San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit literary organization.