January Museum Mini-Retreat for Writers


Location: Denver, Colorado
Dates & Times: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. Friday Jan. 10, 2020


Begin the New Year with fresh writing, new explorations, and inspiration from two great museums: the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) and the Denver Art Museum (DAM).

I’ll be your guide as we explore different exhibits each day, experiment with our writing, and share ideas and creativity in a safe and supportive environment.

We’ll gather for a short meeting our first evening, followed by 2 days at 2 different museums. At the end of the second museum day, we’ll be done; you’re welcome to spend that night in Denver, or you can head for home, whichever works best for you.

Group size is limited to ten people—register now to secure your spot!

REGISTRATION includes museum entry, tickets to the special exhibits (see below), and the retreat fee. Registration does not include lodging, food, or transportation.

The Line-Up

6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Gather at The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center Hotel for an overview, some warm-up writing, and to meet everyone.
Thursday, January 9, 2020, all day
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, including the special exhibit, The Science Behind PIXAR

Friday, January 10, 2020, all day
Denver Art Museum, including the special exhibit, Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature

Admission to the museums and these special exhibits is included in your registration fee.
Note: We may swap which day we go to which museum, depending on ticket availability.

Special Note for Interpreters and Museum Educators: While the writing exercises and discussions won’t be focused specifically on interpretive writing, the creative approaches and skills are definitely applicable to all writing and story telling, including interpretive writing.

Registration Details

Museum Mini-Retreat for Writers
Denver, Colorado
6:00 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. Friday Jan. 10, 2020

$365.00 per person

The retreat fee includes the retreat, museum entrance, and special exhibit fees. Food, lodging, and transportation are not included.

NOTE: The retreat fee does NOT include lodging. Please contact the Embassy Suites directly to make your reservation (OR make other lodging arrangements, if you prefer). We will meet at the Embassy Suites Wednesday evening, and we will carpool from the Embassy Suites to DMNS (or you can meet us there, if you prefer). Denver Art Museum is walking distance from the Embassy Suites; there is also parking near the museum.




About the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center Hotel

The Embassy Suites hotel is walking distance to DAM, as well as to restaurants and downtown Denver attractions. The hotel also has rooms that are easy to share: 2-room suites, with either 2 queen beds or 1 king, a decent amount of elbow room, a mini-fridge and microwave, sofa and chair, and 2 desks. An extensive breakfast and evening snacks/drinks reception are also included (not enough snacks for supper, but our experience in previous years has been that the munchies are decent and the breakfasts are amazing). They also offer discounts for AAA, AARP, seniors, etc., including some that include discounts on parking (parking at hotel is valet-only; there are less-expensive nearby surface lots). If you are interested in sharing a room, please email us!

Cancellation Policy

Full refund if Greenfire Creative cancels this retreat.
Full refund minus $50 if you cancel 30 or more days in advance of the first day of the retreat (cancel no later than midnight, Dec. 9, 2019).
50% refund if you cancel 15-29 days in advance of the first day of the retreat (cancel between Dec. 10 and 24, 2019)
No refunds if you cancel within 14 days of the first day of the retreat, but you may send another person in your place (cancel Dec. 25, 2019 or later).