Retreats

WRITE LIKE A GENIUS
(Expanding Our Creativity; Learning New Tools for Our Writing and Our Lives; Creating New Writing)

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Genius indoors…                                                            …and out!

Discover your own genius as you learn to apply seven fascinating approaches of Leonardo da Vinci to your writing. These techniques enliven non-fiction, poetry and fiction. Expect fun, inspiration and writing galore in your preferred genre, with opportunities to share your work.

$594 for one weeklong session, plus lodging and meals.

WHERE: John Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902
WHEN: Sunday, September 21 – Saturday September 27, 2014.
TO REGISTER: https://classes.folkschool.org/class_details.aspx?pk=17013

COASTAL WRITING RETREAT: Connect with Your Creativity at the Sunset Inn (Writing—and more—as Renewal and Inspiration) 

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Back by popular request: a weekend writing retreat full of activities to reconnect you to your creativity. Renew yourself, whether you are a practicing writer, closet writer, or as-yet-to-pick-up-the-pen writer! The techniques and prompts we’ll use will spur your imagination, and can be used to create nonfiction, fiction, and/or poetry—the choice is yours. There’ll be ample free time to savor your beautifully appointed private room with king-sized bed, private bath and balcony, the large porches with rocking chairs and swings, and the coastal setting. For more information on the Sunset Inn, which is a five-minute walk from Sunset Beach and is next to a peaceful marsh where herons and cranes live, see  www.thesunsetinn.net. You’ll have your choice of rooms, each with its own distinctive style and color scheme. View your choices here. You’ll return home refreshed, with new ideas and energy for your writing.

Sharing some laughter at the Sunset Inn
Sharing some laughter at the Sunset Inn

$418 for the weekend beginning Friday November 7 through  Sunday November 9. The Coastal Writing Retreat includes writing sessions, two nights’ lodging, two breakfasts and Saturday lunch (hotel tax and Saturday dinner at a local restaurant not included). Additionally, for those who might like to stay another day to work on their writing, or to just enjoy the beach, the Inn is offering to Coastal Writing Retreat participants only, the opportunity to stay Sunday night, November 9, at half price.

You’ll need a copy of Spinning Words into Gold, available for $23.54 at the retreat. Or order a copy now ($3.99 shipping):


WHERE: The Sunset Inn, 9 North Shore Dr., Sunset Beach, NC 28468 
WHEN: 
Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9, 2014*

COASTAL WRITING RETREAT: PROJECT BOOK: GET YOUR BOOK OUT OF YOU AND INTO THE WORLD (Writing; Publishing Your Book-length Writing Project) 

Inspiration in front of the Sunset Pier!
Inspiration in front of the Sunset Pier!

A hands-on workshop for any writer who would like to write and/or publish a book and
1) doesn’t know how
2) doesn’t get around to it
3) feels
a) intimidated
b) confused
c) overwhelmed
d) uninspired
e) all of the above

You’ll gain working knowledge of the steps you need to take and the procedures and documents that are necessary (query vs. cover letter, book proposal, overview, synopsis, outline), as well as an introduction to today’s publishing world (major publishers, university presses, small presses, self-publishing, e-publishing, and print-on-demand). Note: Class doesn’t include critique of your book manuscript.

$418 for the weekend beginning Friday November 14 through Sunday November 16. Includes Project: Book sessions, two nights’ lodging, two breakfasts and Saturday lunch (hotel tax and Saturday dinner at a local restaurant not included). Additionally, for those who might like to stay another day to work on their writing, or to just enjoy the beach, the Inn is offering Coastal Writing Retreat participants the opportunity to stay Sunday night, November 16, at half price.

TO REGISTER: Contact the Sunset Inn at 888.575.1001 or 910.575.1000 (if you would like to handpick your room, view your choices here first, then call). Because the Inn is holding rooms for you, our participants, they are blocked off as unavailable online. Register soon by phone – this is a popular event and there are only 8 spaces available each weekend. Also, please let the Inn know when you call if you are interested in staying Sunday night, November 16, at half price. The Inn will hold your reservation with a credit card.