Each year the students enrolled in Writing Spirit, the School will gather with Lynn in a private setting for a couple of days of fun, fellowship, writing, sharing, journeying and ceremony. 


With our intimate class sizes, this has, in the past, been a resident gathering at a rented private home in AZ.  You will receive plenty of advance notice for the time and place of our gatherings.  The cost of this event usually runs $450.  The fee covers the cost of the house and all the food and drinks for the gathering.  If you choose to stay elsewhere instead of “clamping” with your class, the fee for the food and gathering only will be reduced to $350.

Lynn will join us at the house for three sessions per day.  Below is an approximate schedule for our gatherings:



DAY ONE
If travel is easier, plans can be made to arrive on Thurs evening or Friday morning with advance arrangements.


12:00-2:00      Arrive at house - receive packets and settle into shared accommodations.
2:00                 Meet and greet with Lynn. 
2:30                 Afternoon session… Our work begins…
4:00                 Session ends (Lynn departs), settle in to your rooms, organize your writing and visit.
6:00                 Dinner
7:00-8:30         Evening session with Lynn.
8:30                 Free time, pool/spa, stretch, curl up in bed or catch up with your friends.


DAY TWO

Commuters please arrive in time for breakfast if you plan on eating with the group, morning writes will be available when you arrive (you may come as early as 7:30 if you are commuting to the event).


8:00                 Breakfast – complete morning writing assignment (commuters please arrive if you plan to eat).
10:30-12:15    Morning session with Lynn.
12:30               Lunch
1:15                 Afternoon session with Lynn.
3:00                 Break (Lynn departs)  You have the afternoon write, visit, swim/soak & write and complete any tasks.
6:00                 Dinner
7:00                 Evening Session with Lynn.

8:30                 Free time, pool/spa, stretch, curl up in bed or catch up with your friends.


DAY THREE


8:00                 Breakfast – work on morning writing assignments
10:30               Writing Field Trip to nearby area locations for inspiration and fun
12:30               Celebration Lunch in town  (approx... $25./person) Or group may choose to go back to house to eat.
3:00                 Final gathering at the house with Lynn for our celebration of completion...
5:00                 Our event ends – Students will have the option to stay over to accommodate travel plans.  There will                          be a nominal fee ($45) to cover the cost of the house and food.


We have a wonderful car service that will pick writers up at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The cost of the ride is $60. Each way for 1-4 passengers.  It is about a 30 minute drive up to the house.  A shuttle is also available from the airport as well as rental cars for your own touring or taxi service of your choice.  Phoenix- Mesa Gateway Airport is another option with a $75. car service fee.  It is about an hour from the house.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Annual Gathering

"I just could not wait to share with you our very first Writing Spirit – The School Event! For three days we drank in the beauty of the desert, wrote until our fingers were numb, listened to each writers voice sing out their poetry and then we wrote some more. There was laughter and tears, praise, critiques and hugs. Throughout the entire event – ever present around us all - there was Spirit!
Teena Tainto​