Very exciting retreat in Hilton Head, SC for writers and artists! Here's the info:

Sea Island Indigo
Art & Writing Retreat
Hilton Head, South Carolina

This retreat is designed for artists and writers of all levels who wish to explore their creativity in a beautiful sea island setting.


Retreat Dates: April 7-11, 2011

Above: Sample of Indigo Word Painting

Caren Calafati
(www.seaislandindigo.com) of Sea Island Indigo
Retreats and award-winning writer Alice B. Fogel invite you to join
us in this beautiful coastal setting for a unique watercolor and writing
workshop. Hilton Head Island, awash in beauty, history and folklore, offers
the perfect backdrop for a date with your muse.

Workshop Fee $585
Included Features:
Art and writing workshops at a variety of local venues, including the 36-foot
harbored sailboat, Silver Moon
Four days of guided instruction
Local excursions visiting historical sites for inspiration, sea kayaking to a private
island, communing with dolphins, and exploring the natural environment
Opportunities for one-on-one consultations with the instructors
Transportation by private van to local sites
Welcome reception/Farewell dinner

General Information
Payment Schedule: A deposit of $200 per person is required to reserve your space on the Retreat—due February 15, 2011. Final payment is due March 1.

Cancellations & Refunds: All cancellations of confirmed reservations are subject to a $100 per person administrative fee. Cancellations received more than 25 days prior to departure will be assessed a penalty equal to 50% of the total program cost per person. Cancellations received within 25 days of departure are subject to 100% cancellation penalties. No refunds will be made for any part of this program in which you choose not to participate. Insurance: Tour organizers strongly recommends that all tour participants purchase Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Baggage, and Accident/Medical.

We recommend the Hilton Garden Inn at Hilton Head. Reservations can be made through: Compass Travel, Inc. 603-526-9600 www.compasstravel.net

Ground Transportation
Participants will have an option for round trip pick up to and from the airport in Savannah. During the retreat, transportation will be provided for program excursions. Airfare not included.

To reserve your space in the workshops, please complete the registration form here (or a reasonable facsimile) and return with your deposit to:

Alice B. Fogel
PO Box 25, Acworth, NH 03601

Responsibility: The responsibility of tour organizer and/or its agents is limited and we can assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in connection with the services of any ship, airplane, train, automobile, motor coach, carriage, or any other conveyance used in carrying out these tours. We cannot accept any responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, acts of terrorism, quarantine, natural acts, or other causes beyond our control. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without any further obligation.

Enclosed is my check for $__________ ($200 per person) as a deposit to hold ____ place(s). I understand that this is due February 15, 2011 and that the remainder is due by March 1. Please make check payable to and send to:

Alice B. Fogel
PO Box 25, Acworth, NH 03601.

Please print name(s)







Each participant must sign below: I/We have read the General Information section and agree to its terms.

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Ongoing group in Keene, NH, starting up a new series Feb. 2, 2011.
Meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday.
Call or write for more info.



7--Reading at New England College MFA program, Henniker, NH, 7:30 PM

13--STRANGE TERRAIN/ENTERING THE REALM OF POETRY Program, at the library in Walpole, NH, 7:00.

28--Starving Artist Writers Workshop begins--every other Thursday for 8 sessions. All writers. Call 352-6900 for more info.


10--Reading with Kate Gleason and Peter Money at the library in Walpole, NH, 7:00.

11 & 25--Starving Artist Writers Workshop--see January 28 above.


6--Rhode Island Writers Project Conference, Providence.

13--NH Young Writers Conference, Henniker, NH.

18--The Big Read, STRANGE TERRAIN program focusing on Emily Dickinson, Lebanon, NH

20--Poetry Out Loud, Keene, NH, 1:00.

11 & 25--Starving Artist Writers Workshop--see January 28 above.


1--Reading, New London, NH Library, with other poets including Ewa Chrusciel, 4-5:30.

8-10--AWP Conference, Denver, CO.

12--Lyme, NH Library "Big Read" program on Emily Dickinson, 7 PM.

17--NH Writers Project Writers Day, workshop and panel.


1--Harbor Mt. Press event in Woodstock, VT. Poetry reading + benefit concert with Anais Mitchell & the Hadestown Orchestra, 7:30 PM. Call Pentangle at 802-457-3981 for ticket info.

17--Reading along with performances by others at NH Business in the Arts annual awards, Manchester, NH.

20--NHSLMA Conference, Nashua, NH--Fostering Literacy through Poetry

22--Ceres Gallery, Chelsea in NYC, reading with other poets at art gallery showing of Judith Greenwald's paintings based on poems.


14--Poetry reading with Kate Gleason and Peter Money, Walpole, NH library

26--Tyger Burning Journal reading at New England College, Henniker, NH


26-30--Twin Farms Writers Workshop, Wakefield, NH. Contact: Titia Bozuwa, tripletulip@roadrunner.com

31--Bookstock: The Green Mountain Festival of Words, Woodstock, VT.


13--Wolfeboro, NH Arts Festival


16--Jaffrey, NH--Book discussion

18--Sunapee, Words in Play reading


12-14--Sunapee, NH--Writing Workshops/Retreat, with Mimi Schwartz, at Dexter's Inn on Sunapee Mountain. Poetry with Alice, nonfiction with Mimi, weekend at a gorgeous inn. Entire info posted here, at top of page.

Back in 2009:


9-13--"Crafting Surprise"--a week-long (option of any number of days) poetry workshop at The Starving Artist Creative Collective studios in Keene, NH. To learn more or sign up, call 603-352-6911

Valentine's Day Poetry Readings with local poets, Village Square Books, Bellows Falls, VT

22--The Bowery Reading Series, NYC


21--Poetry Out Loud competition--high schoolers recite famous poems, Keene State College, NH. Judging.


9--Harbor Mountain Press benefit event with Habib Koibe, Woodstock, VT

15--Gibson's Books, Concord, NH, 7 PM--reading with Martha Carlson-Bradley

17--Reading, Great River Arts, Bellows Falls, VT, 7 PM, with Pat Fargnoli & Lesle Lewis

22--Library, Hancock, NH, children's poetry and Earth Day program, 10 AM

25--Wilton, NH library--Poetry Appreciation + Emily Dickinson,
"Humanities To Go" program


Release of
Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader

23--Toadstool Books, Peterborough, NH, 11 AM--reading/talk on
Strange Terrain

23--Toadstool Books, Milford, NH, 1 PM--reading/talk on Strange Terrain

31--Toadstool Books, Keene, NH, 2 PM--reading/talk on
Strange Terrain


9--Fall Mt. Regional school district professional development program for teachers--call for more info

21--Reading, Busboys & Poets, 14th Street & V St. NW, Washington, DC, 4-6 PM, with Lorna Dee Cervantes & Reb Livingston


14--Plymouth Writers Institute, Plymouth, NH--"Strange Terrain" poetry appreciation workshop

18--Village Square Booksellers, Bellow Falls, VT--reading workshop/discussion on Strange Terrain

19--Great River Arts Poetry Program: 3 Poets, 3 Days, 3 Perspectives. Day-long workshops with Patricia Fargnoli, Lesle Lewis & Alice Fogel, Bellows Falls, VT. My part is "Form & Essence in Poetry":

23--Gibson's Bookshop, Concord, NH, 7 PM--reading/workshop/discussion on Strange Terrain

28--Peterborough, NH Library, 7:30 PM--Part one of two-part series on poetry appreciation, "Humanities To Go" program


11--Peterborough, NH Library, 7:30 PM--Part two of series above (July 28)

12--Exeter, NH, Water Street Books--6:30 PM--Reading with S. Stephanie

13--Ocean Park, ME--workshop

19--Village Square Books, Bellows Falls, VT, 7 PM. Reading/Signing/Mini-workshop around Strange Terrain

26--Burnt Norton Abbey--a 3-day spree of arts and spiritual explorations, in Nelson, NH. Talk on "How to Live: Poetry, Mystery, & the Holy Silence" at noon Wednesday. Poetry reading at 7:30.


12--Sunapee Writers Retreat--Reading

23--Poetry Out Loud intro to poetry, Concord, NH--for teachers who want to participate in this year's POL program.


13--Hanover, NH. Left Bank Books. Reading with Jim Schley.  9 South Main Street, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755. (603) 643-4479.

16-17--Hanover area, Upper Valley Writers Festival with readings, panel discussions, workshops, Green Mt. train rides, more. Contact NH Writers Project for more info.

21--Westchester (NY) Community College Colloquium course

30--Starving Artist, West St. off Central Square, Keene, NH--poetry reading with Rodger Martin, 8 PM


12--Hancock, NH. Poetry reading. Library. 7-9 PM

14--Peterborough, NH. Reading with Meg Kearney, Toadstool Books, 11 AM


2--Portsmouth, NH Poetry Hoot reading

15--Wilton, NH --Reading at the candy shoppe series

Way back in 2008


26--Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH--reading 11 AM
26--Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, NH--reading 2 PM

13--Putney School, Putney, VT--reading, 7 PM--cancelled due to weather--see March
23--Alstead Library, Alstead, NH--children's writing program, 10 AM

2--River Run Books, Portsmouth, NH--reading/signing + workshop
22--Poetry Out Loud--judging finalists
26--Putney School--reading, 7:00 PM
28--Transparent Spectacle, an Art and Protest event with speakers, theatrics, Bread & Puppet, music and dancing, at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; reading at 7:34 PM (for real)
30--Del Rossi's, Dublin, NH--reading, 2:30 PM

3--Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH--reading, 7 PM
16--Norwich Bookshop, Norwich, VT--group reading, 7 PM

2--New London, NH--What is NH Reading program
7--Broadside Books, Northampton, MA--reading
8--Winchester, NH Library--Poetry program

25--Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT--reading, 7 PM

2--The Frost Place, NH--Teachers Conference on Writing--presenting, reading
7-11--Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY--writing workshop for teens, full week
14-18--Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY--poetry appreciation workshop, full week
20--Harbor Mountain Press gala--Brownsville, VT--readings
31--Meetinghouse Reading Series, Canaan, NH

2--Great River Arts Institute, Bellows Falls, VT--teacher workshop on understanding and teaching poetry

25--Hillsboro, NH--Poetry Appreciation, NH Humanities Council presentation

4--Shelburne Falls, MA--Mocha Maya's reading series (47 Bridge St.)