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Your Retreat Coordinators/Writing Mentors


Elizabeth Cohen is a ​memoir and writing coach who offers one-on-one editing and coaching services, mini workshops, and retreats in such places as Jalisco, Mexico; Vieques, Puerto Rico; Park City, Utah; Santa Fe, New Mexico, upstate New York, and other locales. Most recently, she hosted a retreat at Ojo Caliente Santa Fe, and co-hosted a retreat with the writer and artist Miriam Garcia in the fall of 2022, at the La Canada ranch in Jalisco, Mexico.

Writer, editor, journalist, mama, and dog guardian, she hails from New Mexico and is the author of six books of poetry, an award winning memoir, an Oprah- recommended book of short stories, and a co-authored book of essays with the first Navajo woman surgeon. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and recently retired from her position as associate professor of English from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh to work on her writing and as a full-time book coach. Her newest book of poems, Mermaids of Albuquerque, is forthcoming in the summer of 2024.





Monique Antonette Lewis is a writer, coach, digital creator, content editor living in Versaille, France. She is the founder of  At The Inkwell, a U.S.-based literary reading series and book review platform. Her flash fiction and essays have appeared in The Art of Covid, American Writers Review (2018 and 2021), My Body, My Words,  Polarity eMagazine (Winter 2017), and PoetryBay (Fall/Winter 2016). Monique has read across the U.S. and previously taught fiction workshops in New York City. She was the principal organizer of the annual Denver Lit Crawl festival (2016-2018), read submissions for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and served on the board of the New York Writers Workshop (2012-2015). A former journalist of 14 years with an MFA and MA in Creative Writing, She is the Communications Manager for the MBA program at HEC Paris and lives in Versailles, France.


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