May 2013

The following events are open the public.


May 5-12, 2013

Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South 
Week of Quiet & Writing for Women with Jeanette Stokes

Women & Writing

We want to encourage women to find their own voices, to write and to share their words with others. We offer:
  • weeklong writing retreats at the beach
  • workshops, classes, and monthly writing groups in Durham, NC, and an annual essay contest.

The writing program began in 2002 when Nancy Peeler Keppel came to us with an idea. She wanted us to start a program on creativity and spirituality focused on writing and offered us seed money to get it started. Additional funding for the program has come in the form of generous grants from the Clifford A. and Lillian C. Peeler Family Foundation.

Nancy was a tireless worker for justice for women, for gay and lesbian people, for the poor, and for the world. She wrote commentaries that aired on WUNC, a local NPR affiliate. Nancy died in December 2004. Her energy remains with us, asking questions, being impatient, pushing us along, and making us better than we thought we could be.


Our writing retreats at the beach have been an enormous success, providing unstructured time for small groups of women to gather and write.
Two or three times a year, we reserve a house at the beach and sponsor a week of silence and writing for a group of about nine women. These are not workshops but provide unstructured time for women to write in a supportive environment. Participants can talk with one another over meals and share their writing in the evenings. First priority is given to women who want to come for the whole time.
Trinity Center, near Morehead City, NC
This writing retreat for women is an unstructured week that includes days of quiet and writing and evenings of readings and conversation.
Cost: $750, includes lodging and meals. $100 deposit will hold your spot. To register, print Registration Form and mail it in.

Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236,


May 24-29, 2013

TRINITY CENTER – Personal Time
Rates:  $74.00 per night / $20 non-refundable registration feeTake time to get away on a personal retreat at Pelican House without the restrictions of silence. If you like the idea of retreating, but don’t want to attend a specific program, then this personal time is for you. Enjoy the sound, the sea, the beach, fresh air and sunshine! Come for 2 nights or stay the entire time.

To make reservations for our scheduled Programs to Engage the Spirit, contact Stephanie Rudolph at or call Trinity Center toll free at 888-874-6287

Interested in bringing your own group to Trinity Center?  
Please contact Chris Grenier at 1-888-874-6287 ext. 15.

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