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TWE TALK: Laura Munson On Finding Creativity At Her Haven Writing Retreats

UPDATE November 24, 2013: Laura hosts a special HAVEN writing retreat in Boston 12/6-10/13

By Stacey Gualandi (@StaceyGualandi)/June 21, 2013

TWITTER: @LauraMunson

The EYE first met acclaimed author Laura Munson at the More Reinvention Convention in 2011.  She was the star of the show as she discussed the story behind her first New York Times bestseller This is Not the Story You Think It Is. She has appeared here on the site, and shared a lively conversation with me on The Women’s Eye Radio Show.  But Laura is not one to rest on her laurels; she has now turned her own writing experience about facing a “crisis” into helping others do the same.

Laura Munson Haven RetreatLaura is now hosting “Haven Writing Retreats” literally in her own backyard.   She lives in Whitefish, Montana, a place she says has been “her best teacher” and is giving budding writers—and non-writers—a chance to experience it with her.  She says it’s a chance to find your own creative mojo and  “to meet you where you need to be met in the way of getting unstuck, breathing your writing alive, and re-purposing your life through creativity.”

And more good news. In between these instructional, “restorative vacations,” Laura says she is writing another book…this time, a novel. I can’t wait, but in the meantime,  I got the chance to talk with Laura this week via Skype to find out what we can learn on her retreats … see you in Montana!!!

To find out more, go to Laura’s website.



Author Laura Munson On Making Choices And Her HAVEN Writing Retreats

Laura Munson

UPDATE 6/20/17: Laura tells us that her Haven Retreat is still open for registration in the fall. Check out her website if you are interested and want to visit her in a beautiful part of the world!

UPDATE 6/12/13: Laura is booking her Haven Writing Retreats for the rest of 2013.  Check them out if you are looking to enhance your writing skills in an inspiring Montana setting. 

UPDATE 9/11/12: Laura’s Events on her Website: Writing Retreats in Whitefish, Montana from 9/19-23 and 9/26-30

By Stacey Gualandi/June 22, 2011

Facebook: lauramunson
Twitter: @lauramunson

Author Laura Munson never thought she would be called a revolutionary. But her first book, “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness,” sparked such a reaction from readers, she is still feeling the love over a year later.

“Never did I think I’d star as the main character in my first book.” Laura

Laura Munson and StaceyThis Montana-based writer’s overnight success was actually 20 years in the making. Her essay in the “Modern Love” New York Times column about what happened when her husband told her he didn’t love her anymore, touched such a nerve, her story went viral, which led to this best selling book. The paperback version has just been released.

When it comes to marital distress, Munson is an unlikely role model. Instead of reacting, or over-reacting, Munson chose not to take it personally. I had the good fortune to meet Laura recently in Los Angeles at the More Magazine Reinvention Convention. I wanted to find out how she discovered true happiness and ultimately kept her marriage intact… [Read more…]