Mariposa Poetry Retreat 2013

The 3rd annual Mariposa Poetry Retreat provides poets and writers, the time and space to focus on their work in a serene setting away from the pressures and distractions of daily life.

The retreat promotes a safe and instructive environment that identifies and addresses the creative challenges faced by writers of all genres. The 2013 weekend retreat will take place at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA from Friday, October 4th to Sunday, October 6th and is open to writers 18 years of age and older.

The Retreat features:

  • Workshop leaders who are actively engaged in the writing life
  • Consultations with faculty and workshop facilitators
  • Stimulating activities and workshops
  • Opportunities to read new work
  • Support and encouragement
  • Informal social gatherings
  • Panel discussions

Poetry Workshops

Workshops will consist of writing exercises and group discussions about participants' work. At each workshop, participants are encouraged to discover, awaken and liberate their creativity. Participants will have the opportunity to take a workshop with each faculty member and take part in a participant reading of the work they create.

Private Consultations

Faculty members will be available to meet individually with retreat participants.


The Mariposa Poetry Retreat is held on the 260 acre Capital Retreat Center located in the Catoctin Mountains in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes north of Washington, DC. This setting lends itself to serene contemplation of nature and nurturing of the creative spirit.