Montana Haven Writing Retreat at Walking Lightly Ranch in Whitefish, Montana.

Now Booking Haven Writing Retreat Montana 2019

Sept 18-22
Sept 25-29

Haven Writing Retreats 2020 schedule:

February 5-9
May 6-10
June 10-17
June 17-21
September 16-20
September 23-27
October 28-November 1


Haven has enjoyed five incredible seasons of retreats at Walking Lightly Ranch now Dancing Spirit Ranch with hundreds of attendees, beginning in September of 2012.

Other Haven Retreat Locations:

Los Cabos, Mexico, March, 2014
Telluride, CO-January, 2014
The Langham, Boston, MA- December, 2013
Tubac, AZ - November, 2013
Ragdale-Lake Forest, IL-March, 2013
Sitka Center for the Arts-Otis, OR-September, 2012
Radiant Retreat-Tulum, Mexico-March, 2012

Past One-day Workshops:

Story Studio, Chicago
The Loft, Minneapolis
Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL
Sitka Center for the Arts, OR

Upcoming Workshops and Conferences:

San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference -- February, 2018
MISA (Madeline Island School of the Arts) -- July 16-20, 2018
Ongoing Workshops at the homes of Haven Alums -- TBD



In addition to writing and leading retreats, I give speeches about:

  • Getting What you Want by Getting Out of Your Own Way
  • Finding your Unique Voice and Stories and Setting Them Free
  • Sustaining the Whole Person

To book me, please contact Perry Steinberg
at The American Program Bereau
Email Perry

Or Barbara Christensen with The Speak Well Being Group

Past Speaking Events:

3/19-20/16 Binder Con - Montana Keynote
4/11/16 Duxbury Cultural Club - "Your Voice.  Your Story" Workshop (Duxbury, MA)
4/12/16 Chilton Club - "Your Voice, Your Story" Presentation/Workshop (Boston, MA)
5/6-7/16 Wilderness Workshop at Paws Up Luxury ranch, Paws Up Resort - "The Wilderness of Voice" Workshops (Greenough, MT)
5/20-21/16 Presentation and Workshops:  "Getting Out of Your Own Way on the Page" (Bend, OR)
11/15 Keynote:  Boston College Alumni Group - Circus Club, Menlo Park, CA
10/15 Haven Writing Workshops: Heartworks, Hamilton, MA
8/15 Keynote:  TPAC Annual Conference, Whitefish, MT
7/15 Kennebunkport Library, Pasco Author Series
1/14 Between the Covers- Telluride, CO
12/13 MA Conference for Women- Boston, MA
11/13 PA Conference for Women-Philadephia, PA
4/13 Books Inc-San Francisco, CA
3/13 Gorton Community Center-Lake Forest, IL
3/13 Lake Forest Bookstore-Lake Forest, IL
5/12 Body and Sol Women's Expo-Tucson, AZ (Keynote Speaker)
10/12 Tuckahoe Women's Club-Richmond, VA
2/11 Wellington Equestrian Center-Lunch and Learn Series-Palm Beach, FL
5/11 MORE Magazine Reinvention Convention-Los Angeles, CA
5/11 Pacific Northwest Author's Conference-Seattle, WA
6/11 Arts Meets Literacy Fundraiser-Kalispell, MT
10/11 Lake Forest Hospital Fundraiser-Lake Forest, IL (Keynote Speaker)
10/10 Festival of the Book-Missoula, MT
11/10 Miami Book Fair The Art of Memoir-Miami, FL

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