REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2nd Annual Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat: Nourishing the Writer! Nourishing the Soul!

You are invited to join us for a beautiful weekend of writing!

We are thrilled to announce that registration is officially OPEN for the 2nd Annual Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat, May 27-30th. This years theme and focus is on NOURISHING THE WRITER! NOURISHING THE SOUL! 

It is common to hear women say that they feel burnt out. Women who constantly give, serve, and provide everything to everyone… leaving nothing for themselves.  This year we have designed a retreat that is centered on nourishing your creativity, body and mind.

NEW THIS YEAR: we have a bigger house and a personal chef from the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales!  


Women of Color.

Writers who need time and space to write.

Women who need a break to nourish their creativity, body, mind and soul.

Writers who have works they would like to complete.

Women seeking the support and encouragement of “writing in community.”

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DAY 1: Friday, May 27th

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Registration and Check in

9:00pm – 10:00pm – Welcome – Sankofa Sister Circle

DAY 2: Saturday, May 28th

7:30am – 8:00am – Morning Meditation

8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am – Writing Goals

10:30am – 12:30pm – Personal Writing Time

12:30pm – 1:30pm – LUNCH

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Keynote – TBA

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Writing Workshop – TBA

3:30pm – 6:30pm – Personal Writing Time

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – 9:30pm – Sankofa Sister Circle

DAY 3: Sunday, May 29th

7:30am – 8:00am – Morning Meditation

8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – 11:00am – Writing Workshop – TBA

11:00pm – 1:00pm –Writing Workshop

1:00pm – 2:00pm – LUNCH

2:00pm – 6:30pm – Personal Writing Time

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner

8:30pm – Midnight – Sankofa Sister Circle (OPEN MIC)

DAY 4: Monday, May 30th

9:00am – 11:00am – Breakfast –Farewell Sister Circle Closing

11:00am – Check-out



To complete your registration and to hold your seat you must complete and submit the WRITER’S QUESTIONNAIRE and pay the $100 non-refundable deposit.

WRITER’S QUESTIONNAIRE: please RSVP and send in a word or PDF document via email to  answering the following:



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  1. How do you identify (culturally ethnically, sexual orientation) – OPTIONAL
  2. When did you know you were a writer? Why do you write?
  3. What is your genre? (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, science fiction, fantasy, playwright, journalism, etc.)
  4. Have you ever attended a writing workshop/retreat? Describe your experience:
  5. Why do you want to participate in the Sankofa Sisterhood Writer’s Retreat?
  6. What do you expect from this retreat?

Required writing sample: Your writing sample can be a combination of poetry and prose, short excerpts of a larger piece, published or unpublished work. It should be up to ten pages, double spaced, Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced. 

The retreat cost is $500.00 (+ $50 refundable insurance deposit) retreat fee includes getaway mountain house in the Catskills, shared rooms, all meals, workshops, activities, and personal writing time.

Limited space available — first (12) writers.


RSVP – $100 deposit to hold space due ASAP.

April 1, 2016 – Early bird special paid in full

April 18, 2016 Payment in full due

May 16, 2016  Payment plan final payment

May 20, 2016 Day pass payments due


Early bird special paid in full by April 1, 2016: $450 (+ $50 refundable deposit)

Non-refundable deposit of $100 to hold your spot due upon registration.

OPTION 1: Early bird special: $450 (+$50 refundable insurance deposit) due  April 1st.

OPTION 2: Payment in full $500.00 (+$50 refundable insurance deposit)  due April 18th.

OPTION 3: Payment plan – 4 payments of $100.00 (+$50 refundable insurance deposit) – -(4) payments of $100 due April 4th,  April 18th, May 2nd, and  May 16th.

Saturday & Sunday DAY PASSES: $125.00 per day (includes meals and workshops)


Payment option
RSVP Deposit $100.00 USD
Refundable Insurance $50.00 USD
Early Bird Special $450.00 USD
Payment in Full $500.00 USD
Payment Plan $100.00 USD
Day Pass $125.00 USD

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Must cancel after paying in full or making payments? If you cancel more than 30 days before the retreat begins, we will return your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. If you cancel within 30 days of the retreat, we will not refund any monies but you are welcome to sell or give away your spot, contingent upon the writer filling out the questionnaire and acceptance.

We look forward to hosting an amazing weekend filled with creativity, nourishment, inspiration and productivity!


Sankofa Sisterhood Organizers

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