Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM CST
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM CST

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  • $275 commuter (includes lunch)
  • $330 shared cabin (includes all meals)
  • $375 private cabin room (includes all meals)
Add an additional night to your retreat:
  • $40 shared cabin room
  • $85 private cabin room

Shared cabins are triple occupancy.  Rooms have twin-beds with linen and towels provided. Cabin is heated & air conditioned and has electricity. Bathroom with shower is a one-minute walk from cabin. Lunches, Saturday dinner and breakfast on Sunday included with overnight stay.


Golden Light Healing Retreat Center 
7102 Sundew Road
Sobieski, WI 54171

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Writing your Heart Out Retreat with Sandra Shackelford 

Is there a story within you waiting to be shared?

This powerful 2-day writers workshop will help you to unlock the story within. Part of the creative non-fiction workshop (and journaling) will include information about The Writing Process, which will include:

  • Developing a timeline -- creating a map chronicling the important/transformational people, events and experiences in your life journey.  
  • You will learn about story structure: beginnings, middle, ends; scene building; sense of place; character building, etc. 
  • You will learning about reflection , going deeper into your story. This step will help you free yourselves in order to open up, silence the "inner critic" and free you to begin writing your heart out.
  • In Golden Light Healing Retreat's  sacred, safe, non-judgmental environment you will be encouraged to tell and write your TRUTH.
Participants will be encouraged to open up and  bond with each other, taking home new friendships and techniques and tips about writing TRUE along with the courage and commitment to continue writing the stories of your incredible lives.

About the Instructor

Sandra Shackelford

Sandra Shackelford spent a decade working for civil and human rights in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood during the 1950's and sixties. She is a professional writer, documentary artist, instructor and oral historian. As Writing Circle facilitator, she encourages the creative process in people who come together drawing each out as they begin or continue to tell the stories of their lives.

A former journalist and accomplished professional artist, Sandra has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Saint Norbert College,  Aldo Leopold Community School and was a writing specialist at the College of Menominee Nation. 

andra is currently at work on her memoir     and conducts Writing Circles, edits individual writer's work and presents workshops. In July she conducted two workshops and served on a panel at the Story Circle Networks Conference in Austin, TX. In April of this year she will be conducting workshops at The UntitledTown Book and Author Festival in Green Bay, WI.


Interested in other guest presenters? Check them out here!


Amy & David Wilinski 
Golden Light Healing