Summer Writing Retreat Agenda

2019 Summer Writing Retreat Agenda

THURSDAY, August 1

  • 1:00 PM guest arrival and check in at cottages
  • 2:00 Welcome
  • 3:00 – 4:30  Workshop—instructions and writing warm up  (Brickman Conference Room) Chandra Hoffman
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Evening walk around historic district
  • 7:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER (event open to public) Julianna Baggott
  • 9:00 Guided meditation

FRIDAY, August 2

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:50 Morning Master Class 1 E.C. Myers Diversity in YA
  • 10:00 – 10:50 Morning Master Class 2 Amy Ferris Turing Our Mistakes Into Our Missions: Writing/Righting Our Lives
  • 11:00 Guided Writing Amy Ferris
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 3:00 Workshop session 1  Chandra Hoffman
  • 3:00 – 5:00 On your own or Yoga
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 8:00 Guest author/participant readings
  • 9:00 Meditation

SATURDAY, August 3

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:50 Morning Master Class 1 Merry Farmer “Romance and Relationship”
  • 10:00 – 10:50 Morning Master Class 2 Autumn Konopka “Poetry: Nothing Like the Sun: Writing the Beauty We Struggle to See”
  • 11:00 – 11:50 Guided Writing Chandra Hoffman
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 3:00 Workshop Session 2 Chandra Hoffman
  • 3:30 On Your Own or Glencairn Museum tour
  • 5:30 Wine Tasting, Glencairn Tower
  • 7:00 Dinner (Cottage Green)
  • 8:00 Readings
  • 9:00 Moonlight Swim at private stone pool or Guided Meditation

SUNDAY, August 4

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:50 Morning Master Class 1 Abbey Nash Find Your Voice, Find Your Story”
  • 10:00-10:50 Morning Master Class 2 Merry Farmer “Alternative Path to Publishing”
  • 11:00 Morning Master Class 3 Industry/Publicity
  • 12:00 Agent/editor lunch panel Q&A Heather Flaherty, Rebecca Gyllenhaal, Amanda Miska
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Agent/editor 6 min pitch sessions
  • 3:00 – 5:00 Final Workshop Session Chandra Hoffman
  • 6:00 BBQ on the Green
  • 8:00 Readings
  • 9:00 Meditation

MONDAY, August 6

  • 8:00 Breakfast, closing remarks
  • Guests depart