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Creativity Retreat:

Writing Your Life Story

March 13-15, 2020


Are you ready to write your life story?

Ready to take your memories and experience and start getting them onto paper?

Spend the weekend learning and exploring with Susan Devan Harness. Susan is an award-winning writer, lecturer, and instructor at Colorado State University. Learn more about Susan here.

Our small group setting means personal attention, lots of time for writing practice, asking questions, exploring different techniques, and starting to get your ideas out of your head and onto the page.

The Heart-J Experience ~ Retreats at Sylvan Dale

Your home away from home is Sylvan Dale Ranch, a historic guest ranch that provides a peaceful and private riverside setting to relax, restore, and rejuvenate. Sylvan Dale is west of the town of Loveland (not the ski area!) Just an hour north of Denver, but a world away. MAP


You'll be inspired by Sylvan Dale's natural setting, scenic views, and western hospitality.

Sylvan Dale offers a variety of lodging options, from private cabins to guest houses. So whether you're coming to the retreat on your own, with your spouse/partner, or with a group of friends we have lodging to suit your needs. Check out photos of the lodging here.

Your Writing Retreat Includes: 

  • 2 Nights Lodging (Fri, Sat)

  • Chef-prepared meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast

  • Guided Nature Walk

  • Free time to explore, relax by the Big Thompson River, hiking, fishing




(Lodging, Meals, Writing Instruction & Activities)


​Your story is ready to be told!


Heart J Center for Experiential Learning  •  Loveland, Colorado

where learning comes naturally