Remember Your Mother
Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star's stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother's, and hers.
--Joy Harjo, excerpt from "Remember"
More about the retreat...
What will we gain?
We will remember our place in the world, the various roles we take on, and the connection we have to others and to nature through our writing.
We will absorb the great wisdom around motherhood that comes from Indigenous spirituality and culture.
We will learn from Native women about the maternal connection to the land and the beings therein (specifically through rematriation of the land).
We will grow in our perspectives on writing from Native writers and teachers.
How will we come together?
We will encourage connection to the places we live and visit by honoring the peoples whose ancestral land we inhabit.
We will connect with speakers and teachers through inspiring presentations and practices.
We will form deep connections with fellow attendees through small group discussions and writing exercises.
We will tap into our neglected creativity by carving out space and time for writing.
We will leave inspired by new perspectives, ready to carry our new-found lessons to those who matter most: our children and grandchildren and all the generations who will follow.
How will we gather?
Online from wherever you are
A retreat experience planned specifically for the online space
Special Early Pricing!
Flash Sale Registration (register by Tuesday, October 5): $147
Early Bird Registration (register by Wednesday, December 1): $177
Regular Registration: $197
Online Retreat Schedule (all times Central time; schedule subject to change)
Friday, January 14, 2022
5:30pm - Gathering and introductions as a large group
6:00pm - Centering and reconnecting to Mother Earth with Sogorea Te Land Trust
7:30pm - Connecting and exploring with small writing groups
8:30pm - Large group centering, unwinding, finding peace at the end of the week
A writing retreat of self-discovery for writers who identify as mothers
Online January 14-15, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022
9:30am - Gathering and centering as a large group
10:00am - Narrative healing of "the maternal wound" with Lisa Harris
11:00am - Space to write and explore narrative healing with small writing groups
12:00pm - Break for lunch, including more time to write
12:30pm - Reflect and explore as a large group
1:00pm - Writing craft and inspiration with author, playwright, poet, and teacher Marcie Rendon
3:00 - Reflect and explore with small writing groups
4:00 - Share and center as a large group
5:30 - Calming meditation to prepare our hearts and minds for the days and weeks ahead
More about the Remember Your Mother online retreat
Two days of writing with acclaimed writers, teachers, and performers
Intimate time with small writing groups
Purposeful time with your own writing
The space you need to rest and restore yourself for Mother Earth and for your own children and decendants
A beautiful retreat experience, crafted specifically for the online space
Just $147 until October 5
Just $177 until December 1
Just $197 thereafter
This online retreat experience is free for all Indigenous mothers; contact us for more information.
What are people saying about Scribente Maternum online retreats?
"[Your speakers] touched me immensely today. Their words and ideas were great reminders and inspirations for my daily life!" ~Emily
"It was so wonderful. Not one time was I thinking about would else I ‘should’ or ‘could’ be doing. That hasn’t happened in far too long." ~Kate
"Wow, that was amazing! Your opening had me in tears- and then the presenters and the women in my small group...thank you!!! I’m adding this to as a good thing to come out of pandemic." ~Kristin
"Thank for this gift! Today was truly what my heart & body needed. Thank you!!!" ~Lisa
"Thank you for creating this space! I’m so excited and [your speakers are] freaking awesome! I didn’t anticipate crying, and then I did." ~Sara
"What a beautifully planned and orchestrated gathering. I could feel the spirit, the love, the caring. Such a treasure." ~Lana