Write On retreats are designed to inspire confidence, growth, momentum, and motivation. Along with a passionate tribe of storytellers and writers, we gather by the water’s edge to tuck into three days of workshopping, whittling and wrangling our stories. Plus there’s great food, hiking, yoga, biking and all the other fun activities that help to nurture your inner artist.
Write On retreats provide a beautiful opportunity to brush up on tricks and tools that will support you in staying consistent with your writing. Plus there’s the added bonus of connecting with other passionate creatives who are actively pursuing their writing and publishing dreams. There is nothing like having a tribe.
I have been working with writers and storytellers for the past two decades in Chicago and LA. I’ve witnessed the healing that comes when stories are adequately honored through the writing process. Check out what past clients have to say. As an actress and director, I bring a keen ear and a painter’s eye. As a licensed practitioner, you will also benefit from affirmative prayer and impeccable care with the delivery of your work. I am honored to support you in reaching your writing goals.
COST for room, food and creative care…
Because the location has been gifted we are able to offer this retreat at a major discount.
Share a room with one other person (regular price $850.) your price $550.
Share a room with four other beds (regular price $750.) your price $450.
Three days of vibrant and healthy food (8 meals) plus the writing program.
The SpeakEasy South Haven retreat is a fundraiser for the community and all funds will be distributed to the SpeakEasy community. If you would like more information on the retreats, or to book your spot, click below and set up a call with Maureen to confirm your spot. First come, first served. CLICK HERE for other fun facts about the South Haven Retreat.
What people are saying
Maureen Muldoon demonstrates mastery at aural editing. She hears the essence of a story, suggests how to build it to full development, and also helps cull what is nonessential. Maureen consistently brings forth the best in her writers/storytellers so that they convey their tales in a manner which connects with their audience. My work with Maureen has produced stories which feel more cleanly and honest than works from the majority of workshops and seminars in which I’ve participated.
It was so empowering to be able to sit with a community of women and write. As a leader, Maureen was encouraging and a mentor. Her wealth of experience as a published author and an accomplished storyteller helped the people in the group “own” their writing. She made us all feel like we are writers, that we all have a story to tell. This was the most liberating and empowering thing to come out of the workshop. ~ Caroline Johnson
Of Maureen’s many gifts is knowing exactly what is needed to improve one’s writing and gently guiding you there. My artist’s statement is so much more a reflection of what I wanted to say thanks to her help!- Pam Peterson
The best part of working with Maureen Muldoon is the lady herself. She’s joyful, attentive, bright, engaging, respectful, insightful, and genuine. Maureen is a delight, and I thank her for challenging me to create some of my best compositions to date. –Jane Mathie Artist/writer
Having the confidence to share my writing with a crowd? And walking away feeling great about it? I am truly grateful for the miracle muse that is Maureen Muldoon. – Megan Rische
Maureen’s gift is her sensitivity, clarity, and humor. She drills down to the guts of the story and she is truly inspirational. –Elise Michele, Writer
Maureen- Thank you so much for helping me literally change my story and change my life. I want to thank you and tell you I was offered and accepted the job. This has been a miracle to me for sure that I am getting out of a work situation in which my skills are underutilized and underappreciated. Write On!- Lori W.
The storytelling workshop was great, I got a ton of value from attending, and Maureen is an excellent and kind facilitator. – Amy Graver
The writer’s retreat was fantastic! It was heartwarming to share with and listen to stories of the participants and Maureen was wonderful…supportive, encouraging, very sincere, gave great suggestions and was very welcoming! Everyone grew in their confidence level and in their writing. Sign me up for the next one! – Deborah
Our writing workshop was wonderful. Maureen quickly created an atmosphere of trust, making it easier to share our stories, and her commentary was always encouraging and respectful. I feel we formed a unique bond through the storytelling experience-Martha Whitehead
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Maureen Plays and Publications
is a writer, published playwright and author of Giant Love Song, The Life Of A Sandcastle, BoobyTrap and the musical The Very Breast Show, Spiritual Vixen’s Guild to An Unapologetic Life.
Her personal essay, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Sun, Story Lab, Lit Up, Booby Trap, Story & Actors Access, Risk and elsewhere.
Giant Love Song, a tender, autobiographical account of a family losing their mother to cancer. A bevy of aunts bearing morphine and wine try impossibly to manage the six sisters and two brothers who, each by each invent their own narratives in order to face this loss. They are all pulled toward a turning point that will re-shape how they love, the ways they need each other and at the core, deepen how they are family.
Spiritual Vixen’s Guide To An Unapologetic Life. This story begins with an ending: the day Maureen Muldoon realized the devastating fact that her husband was having an affair―and leaving her for Miss Universe. Miss freaking Universe! How does this even happen? An intimate examination of Muldoon’s unraveling in the face of this betrayal, A Spiritual Vixen’s Guide to An Unapologetic Life takes a fresh, funny and fearless look at loss, denial, anger, grace, and liberation.
The Life of a Sandcastle. A brilliantly simple allegory that presents the cycle of life and death at a level that is accessible to children of all ages. This rhyming tale takes us on a journey that explores a day in the life of a sandcastle who comes to find she is not just a little sandcastle but one with the entire ocean. An inspiring story for all who struggle with loss.
Voicebox Stories: Out of the Box, Volume 1. Maureen Muldoon and Cathy Richardson take you on a journey through their experiences, the good, the bad and the in between. These quirky, hilarious and poignant stories will warm your heart and have you hungry for more.
Booby Trap, The Very Best Show in Town: Booby Trap: The Very Breast Show In Town is a 2-hour theatrical extravaganza. It has played to sold-out audiences and standing ovations across the country. The show is dedicated to raise money, promote awareness, and to inspire hope and understanding through laughter and tears. Booby Trap opened at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood California to rave reviews. Two years later the show was mounted in Hollywood at the Hudson Backstage Theater where it was presented by Smashbox Cosmetics. Its last production was mounted by the theatre company of Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. To date, the show has raised over $40,000.00 for Breast cancer awareness and support!
A professional actress and a natural storyteller, Muldoon is capable of creating a very personal story that opens up and becomes an ongoing harrowing adventure with still unknown endings. She’s a mom whose 14-year-old, also very smart and very brave, has announced through a sign on her bedroom door that she is actually he.
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In these doubting quivery times, when so many