The Feast of Your Life

Join us to the explore the Feast of Your Life
through memoir writing and visual art

October 10-13, 2024
Wildacres Retreat
Little Switzerland, NC

Food for thought ... Thoughts about food

We will "stir up" our food memories to explore experiences in our lives that have made us who we are.

You may be surprised how many of life's meaningful moments happen around the table. Our work facilitates the integration of inner listening and sensations through language and painting, drawing, and collage.

All levels of experience are welcome and all supplies are provided

We will share meals and special activities along with our rich individual experiences, similarities, and differences, as we join around the table and create and feast together.

A $525 fee includes all instruction sessions and all writing and art supplies, 3 nights (double occupancy), 8 meals, and opportunities for beautiful hikes from our glorious mountaintop setting.  

Your Guides

Memoir Writing

Miriam Sauls

Visual Arts

Vernessa Foelix

The Venue


At an elevation of 3,300 feet, Wildacres Retreat is situated on just over 1200 acres atop Pompey’s Knob, not too far from Mt. Mitchell and just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, NC. 

Guests stay in one of two lodges which have a total of 56 dual occupancy bedrooms. Each room has a private bathroom. 

The dining hall serves 3 meals a day. A large library and auditorium and numerous studios and cozy gathering areas are on the property, and a delightful patio is located between the lodges and is an excellent location for group meetings and social functions. An outdoor amphitheater also provides a beautiful spot for performances and campfires.

Let us know if you'll be attending!