Ember: A Creative Retreat 

Saturday, October 8—Monday, October 10, 2022

$285 plus Shipping


Join Kristen Zory King and Amanda McCormick for a virtual weekend retreat to reconnect to your creative practice. Ember: A Creative Retreat is a three day experience designed to help writers generate new work, ignite ideas and nurture their creative routines. In addition to writing workshops, poetry games, and literary activities such as bookmaking and found poetry, participants will receive an individualized creative care package unique to the retreat. 




Saturday, 10/8

10:00am-11:00am - Welcome + Creative Intention Setting

11:00am-12:30pm - Writing Workshop with Kris

12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch/Break

1:00pm-3:00pm - Bookmaking Workshop with Amanda

3:00pm-3:30pm - Creative Circle

3:30pm-5:00pm - Free Sessions + Optional Check Ins


Sunday, 10/9

8:30-9:30am - Optional Vinyasa Flow with Kris  

10:00am-10:30am - Morning Check In

10:30-12:30 - Poetry is Everywhere Workshop with Amanda

12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch/Break

1:00pm-3:00pm - Writing Workshop with Kris

3:00pm-3:30pm - Creative Circle

3:30pm-5:00pm - Free Session + Check Ins

5:00pm-6:00pm - Optional Happy Hour


Monday, 10/10

10:00am-10:30am - Morning Check In

10:30am-11:30am - Creative Activity with Amanda

11:30am-12:00pm - Creative Rituals with Kris 

12:00-12:30pm - Lunch/Break

12:30pm-2:30pm - Show and Tell 

2:30-3:00pm - Closing Circle


The cost for this weekend retreat is $285 per writer, with the option of a 30 minute one-on-one with Amanda or Kris for an additional $35. The price includes three days of programming, plus a creative care package with materials for the workshop, including a bookmaking kit, inspirational prompts, and fun surprises. Please note: the cut off for buying tickets to this event is 9/30 to ensure time to individualize and mail each box.


As artists, we strive to create programming that is accessible to all while also valuing the time, passion, and knowledge we put into the creation of each offering. As such, partial scholarships and payment plans are available. In addition, we offer the following discounts: 


  • 10% Off for Early Bird Sign Ups through 9/17 

  • 15% Off if you sign up with a friend

  • 20% Off for BIPOC writers

  • Partial Scholarships (up to 40%) and Payment Plans


Discounts do not include shipping or consultation costs. Please be in touch with kristenzoryking@gmail.com with questions or to learn more. Local to the DC or Baltimore area? Email for more information on box pick up. 



“(Re)Kindling facilitated a caring community, a space where I generated work I'm excited about, provided me with useful feedback, left me creatively open and inspired. I would highly recommend! —Rachael S.


“I learned a great deal about myself as a writer as well as where to look for inspiration and guidance during the (Re)Kindling retreat. I felt creatively rejuvenated and validated in my writing abilities. I was amazed by the work of my fellow writers in the retreat and everyone was very supportive. Kris and Amanda were incredible leaders who really nurtured us. I am so grateful!” —Karie E.