Upcoming Events


Life After Loss - A Healing Retreat

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT

A daylong retreat to inspire, encourage, and help those who have experienced loss move forward in their grief journey, and connect with others on a similar path.


• Continental Breakfast & Full Lunch
• Choice of morning & afternoon workshops
• Registration $125 (register by Aug. 24 for $15 discount)
• Limited space - Register by September 15
• With registration you get a year subscription to Pathfinder Magazine!


The retreat is presented by Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er's Journey.


Register at www.pathfindermag.com or call (860)448-5149


I'm facilitating a collage workshop at this retreat. Check it out.


Intuitive Collage Workshop at Pathfinder Retreat

Experience the power of bringing words and images together in this intuitive collage workshop. The spontaneous unpremeditated act of tearing or cutting that which speaks to your soul can be a process that not only helps us to honor where we are, but guides us as we journey forward in life. 


Using scissors, glue, markers and various embellishments, we wil create a piece of art worthy of present and future reflection.  No experience or artistic ability is required for this free-spirited, thought provoking, soul inspired activity. 


“All creative expression is a sacred, healing activity,” writes Aviva Gold and that is particularly true when we arrive at a blank page and allow our own intuitive knowledge to be revealed. 

Join us for this fun yet meaningful experience to play while tapping into an inner awareness. Experience music, reflection and hands on joy. 







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Check out these comments from retreat participants ~


“Great energy, wonderful guest speaker, awesome group of people

coming together for a day well spent! Don’t change a thing.” T. H.


“I find that my yearly visit gives me focus and a means to honor my

writer’s soul. It really is a sacred and wonderful journey.” J. L.


“I really appreciated how positive the day was, from the drive across the causeway to sitting out on the lawn discovering something about myself and who I am as a writer.” R. S.




Creating a  Writing Life is a series of events and programs aimed at empowering writers to  bring forth their natural literary gifts. Creating a dialogue through classes,  workshops and retreats, writers have the opportunity to connect with other  writers, learn how good writing becomes great, how to move into the world of  publishing and create a plan that will transform their dream into reality. Enrollment for all events is limited to provide a supportive, personal experience.
Sign up to receive the Creating a Writing Life newsletter, by emailing me at contact@patriciaannchaffee.com.


Creating  a Writing Life Course

Have you always wanted to write but were afraid you weren’t a “real” writer?
Have you thought you needed the perfect time and space before you can write?
Are you waiting for that year off on a desert island to connect with your inner
literary spirit? Wait no more!  This course offers support and encouragement along with the ways and means of  getting your articles/poetry published as a freelance writer. Inexperienced, as  well as experienced writers in process, are welcome. Offered over 6-8 week  period.


Creating  a Writing Life Workshop

• Ideal for anyone interested in writing
  • Increase awareness of your gifts
  • Make time and space to honor them
  • Learn paths to publishing
  • A hands on writing workshop
  • Refreshments served
  • Designed to fit your scheduling needs in 2-4 hour program


Creating  a Writing Life Retreat

Retreats are day long events that empower writers, invite creativity and offer
much needed time for sharing and reflection. Connect with other writers and
with nature, nurturing the soul work that is writing. Explore ways to delve
deeper into the dream of creating a writing life, exchange ideas and make time
to honor your passion for writing. Retreats include continental breakfast and
gourmet box lunch. A guest speaker from the literary field will give a special
presentation. We will write, share our work, have fun and celebrate the writing
life. Retreats offered once or twice annually and are held at shoreline locations in Connecticut.


 "You wrote about me as an artist, but you are also an

artist. You took items from the essence of our conversation and wove them into  a graceful well designed journalistic essay."

- P.R. Wyoming, RI


 "I wanted you to know how inspirational and helpful your writing workshop was for me. It truly gave me the confidence and validation that I needed to continue to pursue my love of writing. Best wishes to you and your writing life. I look forward to attending your workshop again next year."

                       ~ Roni Meyer, Narrangansett, Rhode Island