Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

8th Annual Writers' Retreat
Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center

Writers Retreat8th Annual Writers' Retreat SOLD OUT

Preserving Your Story:
Feed Your Spirit, Tell Your Tale

Sunday, August 1--Wednesday, August 4
Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center
Reistertown, Maryland
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We Welcome All
who would like to begin their writing journey
as well as
those who have already embarked on theirs.

Share magical days with the guidance of three creative minds.

Heighten your sensibilities to language and image through many forms of writing. We've designed this retreat for those who have an interest in or passion for writing. In a warm, welcoming, and safe environment, you'll take your words and use them in memoirs, journals, short stories, poems and personal correspondence.


Faye Moskowitz -- Faye is the best selling author of A Leak in the Heart, Peace in the House: Tales from a Yiddish Kitchen, and is a professor in the English Department at the George Washington University, former chair of the department and presently Director of Creative Writing. Her other books include And the Bridge is Love and Whoever Finds This: I Love You. Faye was editor of Her Face in the Mirror.

Michelle Brafman -- Michelle's fiction has appeared in the Minnesota Review, Gargoyle, Blackbird Literary Journal, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Lilith Magazine and other literary journals and anthologies. Her work has received numerous honors including a Special Mention in the 2010 Pushcart Prize Anthology. She teaches creative writing at the George Washington University.

Miriam Mörsel Nathan -- Miriam is a visual artist and poet. Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture, Moment Magazine, Poet Lore, the Bitter Oleander, the anthology Daughters of Absence and Hotel Amerika.  She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in both poetry and visual arts. Miriam's work will be exhibited at the J's Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery this fall.

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