CLASSES, RETREATS, BOOKS > SOLD OUT Cañon del Rio Poets' Retreat March 15-17, 2019
SOLD OUT Cañon del Rio Poets' Retreat March 15-17, 2019

Price: $550.00
Availability: This room is unavailable - please call 505-252-9988 or email for more info and options for the waitlist. Jules Nyquist. Jules' Poetry Playhouse Retreats
Prod. Code: MAR19RETREAT


Jules’ Poetry Playhouse retreat:

Living the Poet’s Life – Writing, Reading and Getting Your Work out in the World


A weekend at Cañon del Rio Resort


March 15-17, 2019 (Fri & Sat eve, ck out Sunday)


In beautiful Jemez Springs, New Mexico


With Jules Nyquist & John Roche


$275 single rate (with shared room)

$550 per couple

or $425 single (private room)

Rate includes room for Fri and Sat eves, tax, Sat & Sun full breakfast, lunch and snacks on property.

Does NOT include optional eating out Sat evening  or spa services.





March is beautiful in New Mexico!  Trees are budding, spring winds are churning up new ideas. Consider your poetry garden – what are you planting for yourself? What seeds do you want to germinate for future poems?  Spend some time on your writing life with an intimate group of poets to plant the seeds for your next new poems, set the discipline of poetry for the year and harvest that next new book or poetry goal you have set for yourself. Fireplace readings in the main room and full breakfast catered by the B&B staff. Private, meditative space with paths to the river.


Cañon del Rio has just six rooms in a Southwestern style on five private acres. Every room has Saltillo floors with radiant heat and AC, wireless internet, a complete private bathroom, access to courtyard with meditative fountain and goldfish pond, and trails to the creek and outdoor pool. Hike the creek on the property, enjoy the mesa view. Spa and massage services available. Next to the Jemez forest with additional hiking nearby.


Deposit of $300 due per room (single or couple) by January 15th  2019

Balance of $125 per person ($250 couple) due by February 10th 2019


QUESTIONS?  email or call 505-252-9988

Reservations must be made through Jules’ Poetry Playhouse

Checks, credit cards and paypal accepted

No refunds after February 10, 2019 unless room can be rented by someone else.

For more info on the Cañon del Rio rooms (6 rooms total, 1 room with 2 twins, 2 rooms king and 2 rooms queen) see photos here:


Jemez Springs Directions:

From Albuquerque: Take I-25 north approximately 15 miles to Exit 242. Go west on US Hwy 550 towards Cuba approximately 25 miles. At San Ysidro turn right onto Hwy 4 and continue 17 miles to the village of Jemez Springs. Approximately 75 minutes driving time.

From Santa Fe: Take Hwy 84/285 north towards Espanola approximately 15 miles to Hwy 502, a left lane exit, towards LosAlamos. After approximately 12 miles take Hwy 4 towards White Rock and Bandelier. Continue on Hwy 4 for about 55 miles to Jemez Springs




Friday: Please arrive between 3 and 5 pm for check-in.   Opening poetry session starts at 5 pm with the group.

Saturday: 9 am full breakfast on site (please let us know of any dietary restrictions), followed by morning poetry session, break for lunch/hiking, followed by early evening session.  Optional off-site evening meal at local restaurant.

 Sunday: 9 am full breakfast on site, followed by wrap-up session. Check out is 11 am.


Absolutely no smoking inside, however designated outdoor smoking areas are available. Sorry, no pets.

 Optional spa services available to book on your own if desired. (after check-out is a good time to schedule)


Bring:  writing materials, a book or two of favorite poems, journal, calendar. 

Lunch and snacks provided.  You may bring your own snacks as well, there is a communal small refrigerator in the lobby space. Evening meal on Saturday will be at a neighboring restaurant (pay your own way). Breakfast is delicious and included!  (Eggs, potatoes, optional bacon/sausage, fruit, scones, coffee, tea, juice, etc)



Jules Nyquist is the founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, LLC, a place for poetry and play in Albuquerque, NM, which also is the umbrella for Jules’ Poetry Playhouse Publications and Jules' Poetry Playhouse Retreats.  In 2017, three books by women were published, with future tiles in 2018.  Jules teaches creative writing and poetry classes and hosts poetry readings with visiting writers. She took her MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, VT. Her two books of poems, Behind the Volcanoes and Appetites (Beatlick Press), were finalists for the NM/AZ Book Awards.  Her latest book is a poetic memoir, Homesick, then. Jules’ poems have appeared in 5 AM, Salamander, Cafe Review, Malpais Review, Adobe Walls, A View from the Loft, St. Paul Almanac, Long Islander News, Gray Sparrow, House Organ, Duke City Fix, Café Review and others. She is co-editor of the Poets Speak Anthology series by Jules’ Poetry Playhouse Publications and Beatlick Press. She is a trained facilitator for Power of Purpose mentoring. Her website is  



John Roche has taught Creative Writing at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY for two decades, and also taught literature and writing courses at Michigan State, Emory University and other schools. He holds an MA from University College Dublin, Ireland, and a PhD from SUNY/Buffalo, where his dissertation was directed by poets Robert Creeley and Jack Clarke. John now lives in Albuquerque, where he helps run Jules’ Poetry Playhouse. John is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Road Ghosts (Theenk Books) and The Joe Poems (FootHIlls Publishing), as well as the editor of Mo’ Joe: The Anthology (Beatlick Press) which was a NM/AZ Book Award and Pushcart Prize finalist. His poems have appeared in Malpais Review, Adobe Walls, House Organ, Gray Sparrow, Interim, Big Bridge, Redactions, and many other journals. John is the founding editor of the Poets Speak (while we still can) anthology series, co-published by Beatlick Press and Jules' Poetry Playhouse Publications.