writer’s weekend
august 30-september 1 - reserved: (stay tuned for Oct 18-20)

This retreat is tailored for writers with scheduled blocks of time for reading and writing, as well as a discussion with Janet Pocorobba, MFA published author, and Tayloe Denton, Psya.D., M.A., founder of Reading Retreat. The talk will focus on the act of writing, the blocks that arise, and ways in which writers move from the process of beginning a work through to completion. This discussion is relevant to published writers, aspiring authors, students, and those who have a curiosity around pursuing writing in any capacity (journaling, creative writing, professional writing, etc).

Janet Pocorobba earned her MFA in nonfiction from Lesley University and has been teaching writing for over twenty years. She believes the writer’s unconscious speaks on the page and trusts that the writer knows what their story is about. She works with writers to bring out their ideas in an interactive process that involves listening and questioning as well as didactic teaching of craft. Janet’s expertise is mentorship and she has taught in and directed individualized study self-designed learning programs for over twelve years. She is on the faculty of the Lesley low-residency program in creative writing and the author of The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me (Stone Bridge Press: Berkeley, CA). She provides coaching for writers of all levels. Find out more at janetpocorobba.com.

Tayloe Denton, Psya.D. holds a doctoral degree in psychoanalysis and a master’s in psychoanalytic counseling. She has trained at Center for Group Studies in New York and has completed a wellness coaching program through Mayo Clinic, as well as Levels I, II, and Art of Assisting through Baptiste Institute. She has trained with Mediation Works Incorporated in Boston. She combines her psychoanalytic training and background in health and wellness to design retreats that bring people together around common interests, encourage people to deepen their self-awareness, and ultimately discover what makes them tick. Her passion is working with entrepreneurs, athletes, and creators to develop and grow as individuals and professionals.


On the Agenda:

  • fresh cuisine

  • networking opportunities

  • breakfast served at leisure

  • lunch and dinner served together

  • writer’s talk

  • scheduled reading time

  • scheduled writing time

  • heated power yoga, optional

  • includes tea, coffee, snacks