Bending Genres | June 21, 2019 - June 27, 2019

Bending Genres

Tap In, Dig Deep, and Discover Voice at this innovative week-long writing workshop. Discover how to tap into the recesses of your imagination and memory. Whether you are writing prose, poetry, memoir, or a combination, let us help you reach your goals and whittle your work down to its essential core.

We have designed the workshop to be, above all, generative! You come to create and to write, and you will!

This workshop is also open to writers of all levels. Each day we will meet as a group, and have our "craft talks" about pieces that Robert and Meg bring. In the afternoons, we round-table fresh new work, including giving and receiving feedback in a professional, and respectful manner.

Robert and Meg's combined teaching backgrounds include twenty years and over ten combined books published.


To Register:

Contact: Robert Vaughan

Phone Number: 414.232.6399

Email Contact: [email protected]


Retreat Fees

Kalani Honua is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.

Kalani Honua retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to meals, accommodations, and use of Kalanihonua's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani Honua cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.

Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
Treehouse Room N/A 2 Beds at $1686 N/A
Bungalow Room N/A 6 Beds at $1596 N/A
Lodge Room (Private Bath) N/A 6 beds at $1536 N/A
Lodge Room (Shared Bath) 2 beds at $1596 4 Beds at $1380 N/A
Commuter* $1200
Kama'aina Commuter** $1002

*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawai'i state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a registrar for rate information and availability.

Airport Transportation

Kalanihonua offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Honua Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.


Cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalanihonua is completely voluntary.

Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:

  • Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
  • Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
  • Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
  • Breaks the law
  • Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
  • Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
  • Facilitated by: Robert Vaughan,
    Meg Tuite
  • Dates: June 21, 2019 - June 27, 2019
Robert Vaughan
Robert Vaughan
Robert Vaughan teaches workshops in hybrid writing, poetry, fiction at locations like Red Oak Writing, The Clearing, Synergia Ranch, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, EarthRise at IONS. He leads roundtables in Milwaukee, WI. He was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction (2013, 2014). He was the head judge for the Bath International Flash Fiction Awards, 2016. His flash fiction, ‘A Box’ was selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 (Queen’s Ferry Press). He is the Editor-in-Chief at Bending Genres. Vaughan is the author of five books: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (CCM), RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press) and FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press). His blog:
Phone: 414-232-6399
Email: [email protected]
Meg Tuite
Meg Tuite
Meg Tuite is author of a novel-in-stories, Domestic Apparition, a short story collection, Bound By Blue, and won the Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry award for her poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, as well as five chapbooks of short fiction, flash, and poetic prose. She teaches at Santa Fe Community College, is a senior editor at Connotation Press, an associate editor at Narrative Magazine, fiction editor at Bending Genres Journal, and editor of eight anthologies. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines, over fifteen anthologies, nominated nine times for the Pushcart Prize, five-time Glimmer Train finalist, placed 3rd in Bristol Prize, and Gertrude Stein award finalist. Her blog: