Jump Start your Memoir workshop
Jump Start Your Memoir |  A Writing Retreat September 12th-15th, 2024
Erica Baumeister in her studio
View of the palouse
Glamping tent
View from the glamping tent
Patio and hammock at the tent
The hunter moon homestead garden
Pond view cabins
Cabin patio
Inside the twin cabin
View of the pond in the twin cabin
Queen cabin
Breakfast spread at hunter moon homestead
Lunch in the gazebo

Jump Start Your Memoir | A Writing Retreat September 12th-15th, 2024

  • Live Workshop

Join Erica Bauermeister, NYT bestselling author, to explore the wonder of your own story.

Have you always said you were going to write a memoir, or have you started and gotten stuck? Here’s a chance to give yourself a weekend to focus, learn, share, and let your mind open in a beautiful, natural environment. Writing prompts will help you get started, mini lessons will help enrich your writing. We’ll take advantage of the surroundings and the incredible food to remind us to use all five of our senses, in life and in writing. The goal is for you to leave at the end of the weekend refreshed and motivated to keep going.

This class is open to students of all levels, whether you are aiming for publication or self-discovery. And while the class focuses on memoir, many of the lessons are applicable for fiction as well.

NEW CLASS TECHNIQUES WE’LL EXPLORE

  1. Finding your story and voice
  2. Creating vivid scenes and characters
  3. Moving beyond the sense of sight
  4. Developing perspective
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 2 day guided writing instruction in our renovated Bee House Studio, with free time to explore and be inspired in nature.
  • Most required class materials will be provided. An additional materials list will be sent prior to class.
  • Gourmet farm-to-table meals throughout your stay, using seasonal, organic produce grown on site.
  • Rustic luxury accommodations for 3 nights.
  • A welcome cocktail party!
  • Evening camp fires.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Thursday

  • Check-in starts at 12pm.
  • Join us for a welcome cocktail party! Heavy apps and cocktails will be served.

Friday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Morning workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshops
  • Break for relaxation and free writing
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Saturday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Guided studio time
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshop
  • Break for relaxation and free writing
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Sunday

  • Farewell brunch served in the Main House
THE ARTIST
Erica Bauermeister

instagram @ericabauermeisterauthor

Erica Bauermeister is the NYT bestselling author of 5 novels, including No Two Persons, The Scent Keeper, and The School of Essential Ingredients. Her memoir, House Lessons: Renovating a Life, was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her novels have been translated into over 25 languages and have been chosen as a Reese’s Pick, a Costco Pennie’s Pick, and Indie Next Picks. Her writing has been called “delicious enough to devour.”

On the more academic side, Erica has a PhD in literature and is the co-author of two readers’ guides — 500 Great Books by Women and Let’s Hear it for the Girls. She has taught at both the University of Washington and Antioch University, and at workshops and conferences throughout the United States.

When describing her writing, Erica says:  I write about the things we don’t pay attention to—our sense of smell, the food we cook, the houses we live in, the way our filters affect our perceptions of the world. I write about those quiet spaces between words, and all that goes on inside them. But most of all, I write about compassion—because that is what teaches us to see everything else.

All Hunter Moon Homestead Workshops Include:
  • 2 days of expert guided instruction
  • Rustic luxury lodging for 3 nights
  • All meals (and special snacks!)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Evening campfires

Select "Workshop Only" to arrange your own meals and accomodations.

Continue below for additional details.

Regular price$900.00
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Purchase Options

Pay a 30% deposit today and the balance due May 1st. Deposit payments are not eligible for additional discounts.

Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. Select your preference at checkout. Book early to ensure your pick of location! Double occupancy rooms include the cost for 2 participants. When booking for 2, please include the names for everyone attending in the notes section.

View detailed lodging info HERE.

POND VIEW CABINS

Our cabins provide a tranquil sanctuary, a place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the simplicity and beauty of nature. Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on an unforgettable elevated camping experience in the comfort of our inviting cabins at Hunter Moon Homestead.

We have three private cabin rooms located next to our 5 acre pond with either a luxurious Queen bed or two twins. The twin cabin is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Your every comfort has been considered. Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

GLAMPING TENT

Take your camping to the next level! Canvas glamping tents are pitched on raised wooden platforms. Each is outfitted with a deluxe full size mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

TROY COTTAGE

Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, our guest cottage is a studio with small kitchenette, private bathroom and fenced yard.

This is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Our closest airports are:

-Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW)

-Spokane International Airport (GEG)

-Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LEW)

From Moscow, take HWY 8 East through Troy. Just past town, take a right up Little Bear Ridge Road. At the "T" turn right to stay on Little Bear Ridge Road. Travel 2.5 miles and watch for the sign on your right hand side. If you hit a gravel road, you've gone too far!

The Bee House Studio was originally built as a grain barn around 1915. This barn housed food stores for working animals on this original turn of the century homestead, but is now our working artist's studio and retreat house!

We have restored the barn to include a beautiful kitchen, full bathroom, class room, a master bedroom suite, and a cozy bunk and lounging room.

All classes and breakfast service will be offered in the Bee House.

Unfortunatley we are unable to offer refunds on events and workshops. All sales are FINAL SALE and no refunds will be issued after purchase. If you are unable to attend you may request to transfer your spot to the first person on our waitlist or gift it to a friend.

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Not just a creative retreat, but an opportunity to be pampered, restored and fully inspired.

Enjoy seasonal, farm-to-table dining prepared on site, rustic luxury accommodations & curated instruction from global creatives.

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Pond View Cabins

Take glamping to the next level in one of our private cabin suites. Located next to our 5 acre pond, you'll be surrounded by nature views.

Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, satteen sheets and fresh towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Cabin 1: 2 Twin Beds (double occupancy, must be shared)

Cabin 2: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

Cabin 3: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

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Canvas Glamping Tent platform at Hunter Moon Homestead
Canvas glamping tent at Hunter Moon Homestead
next level camping
Glamping Tents

You've never had a camping experience like this one! Unzip your tent to a stunning sunset view over the pond.

Pitched on a raised wooden platform, our canvas tents are furnished with deluxe full size beds, sateen sheets, vintage blankets and fresh towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Tent 1: Double bed (single occupancy)

Tent 2: Double bed (single occupancy)

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Guest Cottage

Make your stay a true vacation in our Guest Cottage. Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, the cottage is our most private option.

This newly renovated studio suite offers a small kitchenette, private bathroom, on-site laundry facilities, and a fenced yard with a fire pit.

Dream in a luxurious king size bed fitted with pillow top mattress, satteen sheets and down comforter.

Troy Cottage: King bed (double occupancy)

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Joan B
Returning to HH

I’m so looking forward to returning next year to beautiful Huntermoon Homestead and to working with one of mr favorite authors and teachers.