Each year for the last eight years, we've had an Inklings Writing Retreat at Lake Tenkiller.
We always critique,
relax on the deck,
enjoy the water,
take a walk,
and, apparently, take pictures in front of other people's stuff as exhibited here
We often have a workshop
and try to explore something in the local area like here
This year, after a delicious meal at The Branch with a view of a creek that holds a spring from which Tahlequah supposedly got its name, we took a tour of Adams Corner at the Cherokee Heritage Center.
|Although the town looked like Little House on the Prairie, words were written in Cherokee, using Sequoyah's syllabary|
|Martha Bryant, Dee Dee Chumley, Sonia Gensler, Karen Coody-Cooper (in 19th C. garb), Kelly Bristow|
|Karen sharing fascinating facts about Cherokee culture in Indian Territory during the late 19th Century|
|Martha Bryant, Sonia Gensler, pregnant moi, Dee Dee Chumley (Photo courtesy of Sonia Gensler)|
I always gain so much inspiration from these weekends. Not only are the ladies great writers and critics, but they're also great friends. It was another fabulous weekend.