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Writers' Weekend Retreat


Spend time feeding your creativity while we nurture your mind, body, and soul! Delicious, healthy meals are provided while local authors share their wisdom. Come join this lively community of writers at The Homestead, where writing becomes an adventure. Meet project goals, receive professional critique, and learn how to best reach your audience when publishing.

SCHEDULE

Thursday

3:30 PM  Check in, find a bunk, grab a cup of tea and meet your co-retreaters or find a quiet nook on the grounds and get busy.

5 PM  Welcome and Introductions - Why do we bother to write?

6 PM  Dinner

7 PM  Setting Your Goals for the Weekend - Jim Ewing

Friday

7:30 AM  Morning Nature Walk (optional)

8 AM  Breakfast

9 AM  Work Session 1 or Author One on One

11:30 AM  Check in on Goals 

12 AM  Lunch on your own

2 PM  Vehicles for Publication with Alison Buehler

3 PM  Work Session 2 or Author One-on-One 

6 PM  Dinner

7:30 PM  Group Reading/Feedback Session 

8:30 pm - Special Session on Launching a Book - Alison Buehler: Publishing is just the beginning. Learn how Alison got 2 books to #1 on Amazon and consistently reaches new readers.

Saturday

7:30 AM Gentle Yoga (optional) or Walking

8 AM  Breakfast

9 AM  Work Session 1 or Author One-on-One

11:30 AM  Check-in on Goals

12 AM  Lunch

2 PM  Finding Your Audience and Vehicles for Publication - Julie Cantrell

3 PM  Work Session 2 or Author One-on-One 

6 PM  Dinner on Your Own

8 PM  Group Reading/Feedback Session

Sunday

7 AM Gentle Yoga (optional) or Walking

8 AM  Breakfast

9 AM  Work Session 1 or Author One-on-One

11:30 AM  Check-in on Goals

12 AM  Check out and head home or join new friends for lunch in town

 

What is an Author One-on-One?

There will be several published authors on hand to give you more intensive help throughout the weekend. Please email thehomesteadcenter@gmail.com if you would like to schedule an hour long one-on-one session with one of the authors to discuss plotting, receive editing, or just receive general advice. 

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REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD RATES THROUGH AUGST 5th!

Please pay the registration fee and then fill out the registration form. 

Type of Registration
Earlier Event: October 14
Fermenter's Fair