The most important people at Kindling Words are you–the attendees. The power of our retreat comes from the ideas we bring to the conversation, and the ideas we generate together. We are the tinder; we are the logs. We choose speakers to be matches, to ignite fires in our minds and hearts . . . but it is up to us to carry the glow.
Kindling Words East speakers (two authors, two illustrators and one editor) each approach the theme from their own experience and perspective, delivering inspiring ideas that make a lasting impact on our work.
The theme for 2023 is based on the poem ADVICE TO MYSELF, by Louise Erdrich (link to the text and reading of the poem here).