The Book Project Alumni Getaway

$75.00 Members
$75.00 Non-members

This weekend getaway, limited to Book Project graduates, includes three nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the historic Hand Hotel in Fairplay, Colorado, two classes with Book Project mentor Erika Krouse, and time for writing, thinking, reading, and sharing work with your fellow Book Project graduates. The Hand has great mountain views and plenty of space for laptops, notebooks, and lounging by the fireplace. Erika Krouse will be on hand to help coordinate meals and social activities.

Erika Krouse will be leading two classes: 

Relax and Recharge: Sometimes it takes a moment to let the rest of the world go, calm the heck down, and get started. This hour-long generative class will begin with a guided meditation, followed by a few 10-minute focused writing sessions to set your feet firmly on the ground for your retreat.

Imagination Station: Join us for an hour of inspiration! Erika's box of props, prompts, and writing activities will infuse your writing with new energy, sending you in exciting new directions. Exercises will be in 3-4 minute sprints, each inspired by a different source of inspiration to explore.

Food, lodging, and transportation are the responsibility of the attendees. Activities start with a group dinner on Friday, with other meals out-and-about in Fairplay and Alma, and readings and discussions by the fire on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. If you’re staying at the Hand, breakfast is included. Those staying off-site can purchase breakfast in advance for $8/day.

To join the Getaway, follow these steps:

  1. If you are a graduate of the Book Project, sign up here to reserve your spot. The weekend is limited to 20 participants.
  2. Once you receive confirmation of your registration, call the Hand Hotel directly to reserve and pay for your room: (719) 836-3595. Say you’re with Lighthouse. Registration via the Lighthouse website alone does not register you for a room.

If the Hand Hotel is full, there are other local lodging options: the Riverside Inn Travelodge in Fairplay; the Treeline Hostel in Alma; and Airbnb or VRBO in the Fairplay/Alma areas.

Room sharing and carpooling encouraged!

Note: The $75 fee for the weekend does not include the cost of lodging and meals, which are the responsibility of the participants.

Instructor: Erika Krouse Learn More


Oct 07, 2022 4:00pm - 4:00pmOct 08, 2022 4:00pm - 4:00pmOct 09, 2022 4:00pm - 4:00pmOct 10, 2022 4:00pm - 4:00pm