Mokule’ia Writers Retreat 2019
Please join me again in May on Oahu for the Hawaii Book & Music Festival and the Mokule’ia Writers Retreat
Hawaii Book & Music Festival
May 4 – 5, 2019
Mokule-ia Writers Retreat
Nā Wahi Ho‘oulu (Places That Inspire Us)
May 5 – 10, 2019
The Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat is an annual gathering that brings writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and memoir to the North Shore of O‘ahu for a week of intimate workshops and coaching. The retreat is high-level and professional — but also low-key and tuned in to the beauty of the surroundings.
With the Waianae Mountains behind us and the open ocean in front, we’ll eat, write, and play together. The theme, nā wahi ho‘oulu, acknowledges that this sacred spot will inspire us to embark on inner and outer exploration.
The retreat is the creation of North Shore native Constance Hale, the author of five books, the editor of more than three dozen, and a journalist whose stories about Hawai‘i appear on CD liner notes, as well as in publications like The Los Angeles Times and Smithsonian magazine. (Her most recent book, The Natives Are Restless, is about the hula.) A mix of talented writers, editors, and agents from both the islands and the mainland to lead various workshops and appear on panels. Lowry McFerrin might actually be giving early morning lessons in Tai Chi!
Camp Mokulē‘ia, is a 40-acre facility stretching along a remote beach in northwestern Oahu. One of the missions of the nonprofit camp is to raise ecological awareness and bridge Native Hawaiian and Western ideas of sustainability. It’s inspiring terrain and writers are encouraged to draw from the environment in their meditations and literary work whilst at the camp.