CAL Member Events

The Left Bank Writers Retreat
Writing at Hemingway’s favorite spots in Paris
June 10-15, 2018

Eight writers will spend a week immersed in new experiences in the magical setting of Paris’s Left Bank. Part writers retreat, part tour of Hemingway’s Paris, The Left Bank Writers Retreat is for anyone who would like to break out of a writing rut and build momentum in their work. Will you be one of the 2018 Left Bank Writers?

Cost: $1999 includes morning workshops, breakfast, a fabulous lunch each day, snacks, museum passes, literary tours, Seine boat ride and Metro tickets and a farewell happy hour on the Seine followed by dinner. Writers pay for their own transportation to and from Paris, lodging and additional meals. CAL members receive a 20 percent discount if they register by December 31, 2017.
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Retreat dates: April 21-May 2, 2018.  A 12-day immersion into the culture of Peru led by Page Lambert and True Nature Journeys.  Visit the Sacred Valley, including Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Wonders of the World.  Tour the Incan City of Cusco. Spend time with the women weavers of Patacancha and the young Quechua weavers at the Chinchero Center for Traditional Textiles.  Experience a traditional Incan “despacho” ceremony of intention and letting go. Ride horses up to the ancient Incan ruin of Pumamarca (optional). $3920 includes all meals, lodging, ground transportation, local guides, park passes, creative facilitation, and more.  $500 deposit due with application.  “Watch the nimble fingers of the women weavers with their vibrant strands of wool. Open the pages of your journal and weave your own tapestry with words.”  More information:   Start saving now for this bucket-list adventure! Questions?  Call Page at 303.842.7360, or email


River Writing & Sculpting Journey
This special 20th anniversary river trip explores writing and sculpting as complementary forms of creative expression, and celebrates the return to the river of renowned sculptor, Roxanne Swentzell as Page Lambert¹s featured guest. During this six-day adventure on the Colorado River through Canyonlands, Roxanne will guide us in sculpting with our hands, using river clay and materials gathered from the land, and Page will guide us in sculpting with words. The trip starts and ends in Moab, Utah. Professionally outfitted by Sheri Griffith Expeditions and guided by SGE’s amazing women guides, who not only row the oar boats, but cook us three delicious meals each day. All food, beverages, rafting and camping equipment provided. Complete details here: