Alumni Retreat: Fearless Writing on the Blue Ridge Retreat for Women

Seven day writing retreat for women in the heart of the Blue Mountains of North Carolina. Spend your days at Lake Logan, near Pisgah National Forest and Cold Mountain. Engage with other women writers using Centered Writing Practice in a gorgeous mountain setting.

Lake Logan Vista
Alumni Retreat

Fearless Writing on the Blue Ridge
Retreat for Women

Sponsored by Lake Logan Conference Center
Canton, North Carolina
Tuesday, November 11--Tuesday November 18, 2014

(Lake Logan is 30 miles west of Asheville, NC)


Because the 2013 Lake Logan Alumni retreat was cancelled, this retreat is only for alumni of Lake Logan and Seabrook with priority given to those who registered last year.

Retreat is full.



Lucia writes lake 3This 6-day, 7-night retreat provides ample time to sink into your writing. Here is the answer to all those times you've said, "If I only had the time!"
We inhabit four cottages on the lake front.  Mornings, we meet in Sunburst Cottage with its stone fireplace and use Centered Writing Practice to inspire new material and to explore writing tools and craft. In the afternoon, we write in our rooms, on the decks, or in the many nooks and crannies around the grounds.  In the evening, we read our work and receive feedback.   Click here to see the comments of women writers who have attended this retreat.

Limited to Lake Logan and Seabrook Alumni.

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Thirty miles west of Asheville in Canton, NC,  Lake Logan Conference Center  is nestled at the foot of Cold Mountain in a quiet valley between the Pisgah National Forest and the Shining Rock Wilderness in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina*, Lake Logan offers 300 acres for hiking. The lake is closed for swimming and boating in November. Imagine the mountain lake reflecting the surrounding forest on a background of LL-By the Firepure blue. If beauty inspires, we are destined to become poets! We'll meet by the stone fireplace in a living room setting or, if weather permits, on the porch overlooking the lake. Take the video tour at

*This retreat is sponsored by Lake Logan Episcopal Center. ClarityWorks is not affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese or any other religious or spiritual organization.

Accommodations and Meals

LL - Ash CabinEach lakeside cabin has lake-view decks and fireplaces. Each has 4 bedrooms which contains 2 twin beds and a private bath, and a common space with microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker. Single occupancy only of bedrooms for this retreat. No TV or cell phone service. A single telephone is in each cabin's common space; use is for emergency only. Although internet service is available in the administration building, email use is discouraged during the retreat.

LL-Dining Hall

Buffet style meals are served in the dining hall, 1 mile across the scenic Pigeon River.





LL-Dining Hall FireplaceCheck In:
4:00 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Check Out:
Check out of rooms by 10:00 am Tuesday, November 18.  The final group meeting will be on Monday evening. On Tuesday, you may stay for lunch or request a bag lunch, if you desire.

Registration Procedures

  • Sign and submit the retreat agreements and medical emergency forms. Click here to download forms.
  • This retreat is limited to Alumni of Lake Logan and Seabrook who registered in 2013 and is full. Please do not inquire about this retreat. If spaces become available, Peggy will send out a notice.

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Lori writesCost covers a private room for 7 nights, all meals and the program.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $939 is required to secure your reservation. Deadline: March 20.

Retreat Price: $1939.

Final Payment Date: June 30, 2013

Registration remains open until all available spaces have been filled.

You may pay by check or be invoiced through PayPal on request. On PayPal, you will be charged an additional 2.9% of the total as a processing fee; it will be noted as a shipping charge.

No partial attendance or commuter attendance is allowed for this retreat.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Words of WisdomDeposits are nonrefundable. No refunds can be given.  No exceptions can be made unless someone replaces you.

After August 10, 2014, the full amount will be retained if you cancel your registration, unless someone replaces you.

A full refund will be given if ClarityWorks cancels the retreat.

Travel & Other Information

PathwaysBy car: For your GPS, the address is Lake Logan Episcopal Center, 154 Suncrest Mill Road, Canton, NC; 828/646-0095. Without GPS, we recommend you plan to travel during daylight hours. Following the country roads at night for the first time can be more of an adventure than you might wish.

By air: Please inquire about transportation to Lake Logan from Asheville airport; some times creative solutions are available! Our travel page also provides information about airport shuttle service from Asheville airport and activities available in the Asheville area. Click here for the travel page.

Please take the time to read the conference center website.

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Safe, serene, challenging, stretching, inspiring, eye-opening, connective, a creative bonfire. Wow! Peggy's Lake Logan writer's retreat was all this and more.

Corrie Woods, North Carolina
A Lake Logan retreat attendee, Corrie is also a life coach and poet. She is the author of "The Woman's Field Guide to Exceptional Living:  Practical Steps for Living a Big, Bold, Beautiful Life."


The way Peggy structured the daily routine, combined with her teaching, led me to some of the most creative, inspired and imaginative moments I’ve experienced in my writing.
Becca Groves, Minnesota
Becca is a retreat participant who collected and wrote family stories to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday in 2007.