Writing Retreat: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier
Aug. 21 – 23 and Sept. 18 -20, 2011
Workshop Facilitator: Joni Cole http://www.jonibcole.com/
Location: Highland Lake Inn, Andover, NH
$530 per person double occupancy,
$705 per person single occupancy, all inclusive.
This retreat is designed for writers who are looking for an intensive period to write, share their work for quality feedback and instruction, and make progress on a new or existing project. Writers of fiction and creative non-fiction are welcome. Participation is limited to six to assure personalized attention.
Aptly named “How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier, the retreat takes place at the beautiful Highland Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in Andover, New Hampshire. Conveniently situated in the center of northern New England, the inn offers spacious guest rooms with full bathrooms, distinctive furnishing and amenities, and private television and Wi Fi access. Innkeepers Gail and Pecco Beaufays offer old-school hospitality and personal touches. Meals are included in the retreat package.
Workshop facilitator Joni B. Cole is the author of the acclaimed book Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive (“strongly recommended” by Library Journal), and Water Cooler Diaries: Women across America Share Their Day at Work ((“both fascinating and eye-opening,” Publisher’s Weekly). Her creative nonfiction has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, and will be featured in her fall 2011 book Another Bad-Dog Story: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior. Joni runs the Writer’s Center of White River Junction, Vermont, and is a frequent speaker and teacher at writing conferences across the country.
to register please contact Joni at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (802) 295-5526.
Welcome reception at 5 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Morning and afternoon workshop sessions
Plenty of free time to write or consult
Morning workshop session
Depart after lunch
Program Fee Includes:
• Writing workshops
• Welcome reception
• All meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)
Writers are encouraged to bring:
• Up to 10 pages of your manuscript to share (whether it’s a rough draft, a few scenes, or just the germ of an idea)
The workshop sessions will focus on:
• Narrative drive
• Conflict and tension
• Character emotional development
• Deeper meaning of story
• How to get inspired and stay inspired