Please scroll through all of the special events happening during our Fall Retreat!
Friday 3 pm – 6 pm
Main Lodge Lobby
Enjoy our delightful array of creative supplies! The Creative Station will be available in the Main Lodge Lobby while Critiques, Consults, and Reviews are being conducted down the hall. Mingle with retreat guests, ease any tension, and get your creative pistons firing with fun mediums.
Friday 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Waterfront Fire Pit
Sign Up by October 1st
Bring your camp chair, blanket, and beverage as we gather by the fire pit to roast marshmallows and listen to short stories. Want to be one of our storytellers? Find out how.
Saturday 7:15 am – 8 am
Waterfront Lawn (Rain Location: Main Lodge Waterside Porch)
Join us as we settle into our intention for this weekend. Bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on and a journal with pen/pencil for guided reflection. *This session does not include yoga.
Saturday 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Bring your questions! Our Faculty Fair will be a casual roundtable style. Groups of attendees will rotate to each faculty’s table for a few minutes of small group Q&A. Suggested questions will be available for when your imagination is too full of story to focus.
Saturday 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Lab locations TBA
Attendees are invited to gather for work-along time in either the Writing Lab or the Illustration Lab. Bring your WIP and supplies. The Writing Lab will be attended by Ann Rose and Kelly Dyksterhouse. The Illustration Lab will be attended by Tracy Shaw and Jen Keenan.
Alternatively, take this time to explore the many onsite activities offered by Dogwood. Although, Ashley says you should not be playing when you are meant to be working. But Erica says that’s the best time to play.
Saturday 7:30 pm – 9 pm
View Carolinas artwork while enjoying the live Pitch Party! Attendees are invited to submit real pitches and #CookiePitches just for fun. Learn more about the Pitch Party. Illustrators are encouraged to submit to the Portfolio Showcase. Find out how.
Sunday 7:15 am – 8 am
Main Lodge Lobby
Get an early start on Sunday with a creative exercise. Bring your journal, sketchpad, or device and look for our Morning Prompt displayed in the Main Lodge Lobby before breakfast.
Sunday 8 am – 9 am
Main Lodge Dining Room
During Sunday’s working breakfast, you will be asked to sit with members from your track to plan and discuss next steps following this retreat. What are some of your takeaways from the weekend? What are your goals for the next few months? How will you keep yourself accountable? Planning guides will be provided.