What Is Your Voice? What Do You Want To Say? Who Do You Want to Listen?

May 28, 2022

9 am – 4:30 pm

This retreat is designed for women and non-binary people who want to sink more deeply into their voices and identities as writers.

Our conversations will help us all think about what we most want to say, the ways we say it that feels most genuine and sincere to us, and the audiences to whom we want to speak.

People of all experience levels and who write in all genres are welcome to attend.

Questions – Contact Andi here, and she’ll get right back to you. 

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Andi Cumbo-Floyd

Andi Cumbo-Floyd

Author of The Magic People Book Series and The St. Marin’s Cozy Mystery Series as ACF Bookens

Kelly Chripczuk

Spiritual Director and Author of the poetry collection Between Heaven and Earth

Tentative Schedule

  • 9 AM – 10 AM:
    • Registration and Introductions
  • 10 AM – 10:30 AM:
    • Writing Meditation – Led By Kelly
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM:
    • Conversation about Voice and Truth – Led by Kelly And Andi
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:
    • Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM:
    • Writer’s Workshop – Participants are asked to bring a piece of no more than 1,000 words to share with a small group for feedback – Led By Andi
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM:
    • Writing Meditation – Led By Kelly
  • 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM:
    • Discussion of Next Steps and Goals for Our Writing Life – Led by Andi and Kelly


Sanctuary, Andi’s House
(address and directions sent upon registration)


Closest Towns Include Barboursville, Ruckersville, and Charlottesville.


Travel to Sanctuary?

By Car – Local airport is Charlottesville International (CHO). Closest Train Station is also in Charlottesville.


No Refunds are available.

What should I wear?

Most of our activities will be outdoors in a barn, so please dress for a Virginia May, which can be amazing or a tad hot, depending. Air conditioned space will be available on a limited basis inside the house as will a restroom.

Can you accommodate disabilities and food allergies or preferences?
We would be glad to get an ADA compliant restroom if needed, and if you need other accommodations, please let us know, and we will do our best to provide what you need.
Can I Stay At Sanctuary?
Three camping spots are available for the night before and after the retreat. Cost is $10 a night.
Covid Precautions?

For the health and safety of everyone, we are asking for folks to be either vaccinated (and boosted) or to agree to wear a mask during the retreat.  Please keep the health of your facilitators and fellow attendees in mind and stay home if you are sick. Thank you.