Anza-Borrego Nature Writing Retreat

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
Photo: Ernie Cowan

This workshop has been cancelled. Please call us if you have any questions: 760-767-0446.

February 8-13, 2015
Instructor: Judy Fort Brenneman
$700 Public / $650 ABF Members

Join us for a week-long writers retreat in Borrego Springs, California offering time to write and reflect in the vast and inspiring landscapes of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Enjoy daily focused sessions, individual feedback, one-on-one guidance and explorations in the Park.

Meals are on your own except for a group dinner on Thursday evening.

Photo by Denise Zuranski

Agenda - February 8-13, 2015
Sunday: Arrive Noon-2pm.  Introductions to the class and warm-up writing. There will be a reading and question session with guest author Susan Zwinger after dinner (on your own).

Monday and Wednesday: Morning warm-up writing, discussion, and daily workshop. Lunches on your own. Afternoon field trips to Mine Wash Village Site and Font's Point. Dinner on your own.  Evening writing and retreat time.

Tuesday and Thursday: Morning warm-up writing, discussion, and daily workshop. Lunches on your own. Afternoon writing and retreat time, as well as one-on-one session meetings.  Dinner on your own Tuesday and sponsored by ABF Thursday. Evening writing and retreat time, with prompts.

Friday, February 13: Optional morning group gathering. Check out and go home.

Lodging Options:

Retreat Lodging:
     UC Irvine’s Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center - dorm-style rooms with shared bathroom and full kitchen facilities. Each dorm room sleeps six people and are a comfortable new addition to the Research Center. Guests must provide their own linens.
     Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
          Borrego Palm Canyon Campground: water, flush toilets and showers.
          Drive in:$25/night
          RV Hookups:$35/night
          Reservations: 1-800-444-PARK or
Motels & Resorts:
     For more information on local lodging, camping, hook ups, shopping or dining in the Borrego Springs area visit:


About the Instructor
Judy Fort Brenneman is an award-winning author, essayist, and playwright as well as a popular writing workshop leader and writing coach. Through her company, Greenfire Creative, LLC, she helps people, agencies and organizations tell their stories. To learn more visit her website, contact Judy by email or phone (970-416-6353).