About FALL 2020 and Beyond

A note from Descanso Creatives Program Director, Eileen S. (“Chick”) Morgan, Ph.D.:

Nathan Brown, Ph.D. (Writer in Residence), Dirje Childs, LPC, CMP (Musician in Residence), and I are holding all of you, both our beloved Descanso Creative Alums and those of you considering our programs, in our thoughts as we navigate these unprecedented times. As Creatives, I am sure all of us are dealing with this experience in the expressive ways that are at our core – writing, music, painting – as are we. 

Given all the continued uncertainty, we have a few announcements to make about our upcoming scheduled Retreats:

  • Our Descanso Creatives Wimberley, Texas Retreat scheduled for September 10-13, 2020 is being postponed to a future date yet to be determined. We have been very encouraged by the response to our first U.S. based Retreat and it will definitely be rescheduled once the path forward is a little clearer. For those of you who have already paid deposits or the full fee, I will be returning your funds immediately and your spot is guaranteed for any rescheduled dates.

  • Our Descanso Creatives Southern France Retreat is still in the planning stage, but we will have to see how international travel opportunities and possible restrictions affect it, as well as other unknowns at this point. We continue to welcome your expressions of interest and or questions that I can answer.

In the meantime, we have given a lot of thought to staying connected with our Descanso tribe. Our website will be reconfigured very soon to reflect on-going input in the form of comments and information/updates from Chick Morgan, new poem offerings and commentary by Nathan Brown (hopefully with video), and beautifully recorded musical interludes from Dirje Childs. We are hoping to continue the dialogue together through our website and our Italy and Ireland Facebook pages.

Nathan, Dirje, and I have always envisioned the Descanso experience as building a community of thoughtful, creative, like-minded souls, and this period will give us an opportunity to explore and express that in new and creative ways.

Please contact me by clicking HERE for any questions.

Stay tuned. Stay in touch. Stay connected. Please be safe and be well, everyone.

Creatively yours,

Chick Morgan


Eileen S. (“Chick”) Morgan, Ph.D.

Descanso Creatives Director of Programs

Descanso--an intentional rest or pause to catch one's breath before continuing the journey.