Dawn Wink: Dewdrops

Landscape, Language, Teaching, Wildness, Beauty, Imagination

Write and Retreat: Silver City, NM


Silver City, NM

Silver City, NM

Write, Workshop, Relax, Repeat...

Gila Wilderness

Gila Wilderness

Are you… Craving creative inspiration? Looking for new insight to fuel your words? Searching for the heart of your work?

Join award-winning author and plant biologist Susan J. Tweit and me an immersion in writing, crafting narrative, and landscape as character in the heart of historic Silver City, New Mexico. Stay at the beautifully restored Murray Hotel, an Art Deco classic right downtown, and close to the Gila Wilderness, Gila Cliff Dwellings, the Catwalk slot canyon hike and more.

February 19 – 22nd, 2016
The Murray Hotel, Silver City, New Mexico

The Details


We’ll write, workshop our pieces, learn from great writing, and explore how landscape and place inspire our stories. You’ll take away new tools & a new understanding of your words and your work!

Note: This is a small-group workshop, limited to 15 participants, with lots of time for interaction and individual work. Participants will have the opportunity for individual consultations.

Gila Cliff Dwellings

Gila Cliff Dwellings


Join us for daily chair yoga and walks. Or get a massage, explore nearby galleries and the Silver City Museum, or curl up and read a book….

Or visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings, hike the Catwalk trail, ramble Silver City for a look at history and art, or soak at Faywood Hot Springs.


Susan J. Tweit & Dawn Wink © Nancy Fine

Susan J. Tweit & Dawn Wink © Nancy Fine

Susan J. Tweit is an award-winning writer and plant biologist with a passion for words, stories and life itself. She is the author of twelve books, including the memoir Walking Nature Home, and hundreds of magazine articles, columns and essays for markets as diverse as Audubon Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Los Angeles Times, and public radio. She teaches workshops across the country.

Dawn Wink is a writer and educator whose work explores the tensions and beauty of language, culture, and place. Wink’s non- fiction includes “Raven’s Time,” “Wild Waters: Landscapes of Languages,” and Teaching Passionately (with Joan Wink). Her novel Meadowlark was a finalist for the WILLA Award, High Plains Book Award, and NM/ AZ Book Awards. She lives with her family in Santa Fe.

DATE: February 19-22, 2016, a beautiful time in Southern NM! Location: The Murray Hotel, 200 West Broadway St., Silver City


Workshop includes workshops, readings and individual sessions, plus field trip: $600 ($50 discount for previous W&R attendees!)

Murray Hotel

Murray Hotel

Lodging: The Murray Hotel is offering a special workshop rate of $84 per night for their double-queen rooms, including continental breakfast. Make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 575-956-9400. You must mention Write & Retreat for special rate.

Food: Lunches and dinners will be catered by the Murray, except for one night at a local restaurant. The cost is still being worked out, but should run no more than $50 apiece per day.

Companions are welcome to join us for meals and field trips on a space-available basis for a reduced fee.

Click here for workshop brochure

Take a peek at the Murray Hotel

Questions & to Reserve Space: Email tweitdesk@gmail.com



Author: Dawn Wink

Dawn Wink is a writer and educator whose work explores language, landscape, wildness, beauty, and imagination.

8 thoughts on “Write and Retreat: Silver City, NM

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  2. Good morning, dear Dawn – this looks fabulous. You guys will be great! XOXO Liz

  3. This is going to be amazing! I lived in Silver City and my youngest son was born there. My oldest daughter, went to college there and received her BA in biology. She too loves the landscape and all the beauty Silver city has to offer. I wish I could join you guys but work has me tied down to here. Please take a lot of pictures and enlighten me with your work… Have a great time and be sure to see the cemetery that used to be down town and then moved, yes moved to a new area and Billy the Kid’s mother is buried there…

  4. I am in! Sign me up…. I can’t wait to see you!!!!!

  5. How fun Dawn! Hope to be able to at least say “Hi” while you are here! You can see one of my pieces at the Copper Quail gallery on the street in the adobe wall. Mark and I created the wall for the gallery owner at the time, on Texas and Yankie. Hope you have a good turn out and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy our town!

    • Rachel, absolutely we must see each other! I can’t wait to see your piece at the Copper Qual gallery. Your “Work that is Real” piece is right outside my writing room. It now has several inches of snow on and around it. Beautiful! You and Mark created the wall? I think you showed me pictures. Can’t wait to see and can’t wait to see YOU. xoxo Dawn

  6. Dear Dawn, this sounds like a wonderful event.

    Anyone who attends will be in good hands with Dawn and Susan and I would guarantee, you will be inspired to write after being around so many creative people.

    Love, Dan

    • Hi, Dan!
      Susan and I will miss you at this event. Thank you so very much for making the drive in Oregon to attend. I just connected with Susan and she said to send you a Hello and a hug. We’ll be thinking about you during this time of deep writing, deep retreat, and deep friendship.

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