Rekindle Retreat in Juneau, Alaska—Deposit Only

$500.00 Members
$500.00 Non-members

This item pays for the nonrefundable deposit for the Rekindle Retreat only. After purchasing this item, your space in the retreat is secure, but you'll need to call Lighthouse at (303) 297-1185, ask for Manuel, and set up a payment plan to finalize your space before February 15. Participation in the retreat is by application only. Early-bird applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Acceptance doesn't guarantee a space, so we recommend registering as soon as you are notified. Apply here.

Join us for the inauguration of Lighthouse’s new traveling retreat, Rekindle. Our kickoff program will be in Juneau, Alaska. This generative retreat will feature a blend of ample writing time, local exploration, manuscript feedback from seasoned writers and teachers, and connection with other adventurous writers.

We’ll be staying in the historic Baranof Hotel, close to the capital city’s coffee shops, restaurants, watering holes, library, beach, and hiking trails. Optional afternoon activities include rain forest hike and writes (including one to the Mendenhall Glacier), writing-centric cultural and literary visits, and a Tracy Arm Fjord cruise to see glaciers, humpback whales, orcas, and grizzly bears (from the safety of the shore-hugging boat). Adventurous travelers can also privately seek out tours such as salmon fishing, dog sledding, whale watching, etc. Or simply bask in the scenery and write your masterpiece.

Tuition includes: hotel lodging in a private room with a private bathroom, group welcome breakfast, daily in-room continental breakfast, daily optional activities including transit and faculty instruction, an optional review of 3,000 to 5,000 words of your manuscript and 30-minute one-on-one consultation with an instructor, farewell dinner, limited shuttle service to and from the airport, time and space to write, and the welcoming and inclusive Lighthouse community.

This year's instructors are Rachel Weaver and Erika Krouse. The full cost of the retreat is $3,250. Payment plans available at (303) 297-1185. A $500 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your space.   

Sample daily schedule:

  • Morning writing time, in-room continental breakfast.
  • Lunch on your own, or at a scheduled restaurant for the group.
  • Early afternoon optional writing-centric Juneau activities and exercises with instructors.
  • Late afternoon talks with local authors.
  • Dinner on your own, or at a scheduled restaurant for the group.
  • After-dinner social/cocktail hour.

Cancellation Policy

Instructor: Erika Krouse and Rachel Weaver Learn More


May 15, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 16, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 17, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 18, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 19, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 20, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 21, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00amMay 22, 2020 3:00pm - 10:00am