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April 6-8, 2018

FTE 2018 Schedule

Hi Everyone!! Almost time for the retreat! Here's a sneak peek at the views from St. Andrew's House!

Here's the schedule for the weekend.

There's a printable copy in a link on the left.

Friday, the 6th

4:00 pm St Andrew’s OPEN for arrival
5:30 pm Welcome, Greetings and Housekeeping

6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Late Night Story Swap “Nowhere Else But Here”
Looking for the Right Time and the Right Place for a particular story?
This could be it!

Saturday, the 7th 

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Playing with Story with Allison Cox

10:00 am Break
10:30 am Truly Brilliant Activity
11:00 am Add-On Story Swap

Noon Lunch
1:00 pm Small Group Peer Coaching Session
Break into randomly selected groups of 4-5; Each person has one-half hour to present work and receive feedback as desired from other group members.

3:30 pm Uncharted Hours
The ‘retreat’ portion of the weekend. Do as you like — work on the feedback from small group, develop a story you’ve been (or would like to be) working on; walk the labyrinth, take a hike. . . play, connect, RELAX!

6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm “This One’s For You” Story Swap and PJ Party (optional)
Share a story that you really want this group to hear.
(No time limits; we can go as long as people want to stay awake!)

Sunday, the 8th

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Pick Up and Pack Up
Strip beds, pack bags and in general prep for endings.

10:00 am “Feeding the Flames” Story Swap
Share inspiring stories to keep us burning.

11:30 am Brunch
12:30 pm Banking the Coals Last Goodbyes - Traveling On - Depart by 1pm

What is Fanning the Embers?

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Albert Schweitzer
Fanning the Embers: a Northwest Storytelling Retreat
For story lovers in the northwest region, and beyond, Fanning the Embers retreat provides an opportunity to gather informally in a relaxed environment. We share success and quandaries, our dreams and our nightmares, our questions and aspirations. And we share stories! Lots of stories.

Fanning the Embers has become a northwest storytelling tradition. We are sure the 2018 gathering will be as rejuvenating for participants as it has been in years past. Fan the flame and spread the word!
Although registration is closed for 2018, we hope you will be joining us for this weekend retreat for those interested in storytelling from the NW Region, including British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Washington.

The charge of $225* covers two night’s lodging and 6 gourmet meals (dinner Friday evening through lunch on Sunday).

Rooms are shared bunk-bed dormitories with two or more people per room and shared bathrooms with showers. Rooms and beds are on a first come, first served basis. We do our best to accommodate all requests.
*There is an early bird special fee of $200 for those registrations postmarked on or before March 1.

Early Registration
The Retreat has a maximum capacity of 25 participants so early registration is recommended. Registration is complete when the check is received. Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail.