A joyful, rewarding, enriching experience. The lovely setting, comfortable accommodations, delicious food and collegial atmosphere added to the pleasure of spending a weekend exclusively focused on writing.
— Avra Wing, Author of Angie, I Says
I was one of the members at the Poetry Barn’s Workshop on the Living Object Retreat Weekend with Judith Vollmer. The experience checked off every box: a supportive teacher who offered inspiring prompts and helpful feedback; students who really dug in, were generous with their comments and fun to be around; and a beautiful environment, both outside the barn where it sits on gorgeous woodlands, and inside, where its comfortable, modern aesthetic and wall-to-wall books and are a bit of poetry heaven. The weekend ran smoothly thanks to Lissa Kiernan’s planning and good-humored daily involvement. I’ll be back for more!
— Tina Barry, Author of Mallflower
The fall retreat was a highlight of my 2018. It definitely ‘fulfilled.’
— Beth Umland, Partner, Mercer