The first writers retreat was held in February 2007. The idea was to create at least one time and place in the year where all but writing was put aside. The objective was to create an annual writers’ gathering that focused on:Rainforest Writers Village
solitary and community writing…
in an isolated environment…
supported by a collective of contemporaries of like mind and pursuits.
Writers gather at a location of minimized outside interference or influence, ready to spend an intensive four or five days on their own work, with others involved in the same who were present for support and interactive development of written creative work as art, craft, and science. Balanced against this is a schedule of events aimed at supporting this process, with the number of retreat guests and attendees kept to a limit.
The Rain Forest Resort Village is situated on Lake Quinault, nestled in the Olympic Pennisula, and the Quinault Rainforest. Local populations are small and centers of civilization are approximately 50 miles from the resort. Close enough for those who wish to seek them out, and far enough for others not to have to seek escape from them. The resort has no phones in the rooms or cabins, and has spotty cell phone service. It is its own little village, with a restaurant, general store, gift shop, lounge, post office, and laundromat on site.
Participants get writing time free of work and daily social life. They get professional advice from, and interaction with, guests who have had success in the writing business.
There are many events throughout the retreat including four featuring Tachyon authors and editors.More