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At this annual retreat, three dozen writers gather at a beachfront sanctuary for five nights and six days of daily workshops, private coaching, evening readings, and writing in the shade of ironwood trees. Instructors include nationally known novelists, poets, and memoirists. Some sessions explore new sides of our creative selves, whether through songwriting, visual storytelling or children’s lit. All instructors are extensively published, with much teaching experience. See another side of Hawai‘i appearances by Hawaiian musicians and cultural excursions to sacred sites. Yoga, swimming, beachcombing, hiking, turtle watching, and unforgettable sunsets all free. The cost varies according to package purchased, with a top rate of of $1,500 that includes lodging, food, workshops, and activities. Day rates start at $500. For information email connie [at] sinandsyntax.com.