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Events - September 2007
IN provides a worldwide listing of writer-related events
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ach issue, IN will be updating listings to include the writing events that mean the most in both national and international writers' communities. The following listings are posted in chronological order by date.

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Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Jan 18-21, 2008
18 N. Richards Ave. Ventnor, NJ, USA
Join us in Cape May to begin a few poems or work on a story, novel, creative essay, painting or song during the three-day holiday weekend honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Getaway is well known for its challenging and supportive atmosphere, which encourages imaginative risk taking and promotes freedom and transformation in participants' creative work. 11 workshops to choose from.
$375.
http://www.wintergetaway.com/

Algonkian Writer Conferences and NYC Pitch and Shop
Dec 13-16, 2007.
Ripley Greer studios (New York Spaces) on 520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor. New York, NY, USA
Writers workshop their novel before pitching it to major publishers such as Scribners, Penguin, Random House, Holt, St. Martins, and more. See the NYC Pitch and Shop NEWS for latest.
Early Bird $495 After Nov 20 $595.
http://nycpitchconference.com/

Key West Travel Writing Workshop
Jan 25-27 and Feb 1-3, 2008.
Heritage House Museum, 410 Caroline Street, Key West, FL, USA
Enhance your writing skills and publication opportunities under the expert guidance of travel author/editor Robert Haru Fisher, former editor-in-chief of the Fodor Travel Guides. Limited to 15 participants, the workshop venue is the Frost Conference Room of the Heritage House Museum in historic Old Town Key West, close to hotels, restaurants and area attractions.
$275.
http://www.heritagehousemuseum.org/

Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Jan 21-26, 2008.
3199 Lake Worth Road, Suite 3B Lake Worth, FL, USA
Six advanced poetry workshops and two intermediate poetry workshops feature twelve hours of workshop participation, one-on-one conference with workshop leader and free admission to faculty readings and craft talks.
Advanced $695, intermediate $495.
http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/

San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb 15-17, 2008.
1029 Jones St. San Francisco, CA, USA
Bestselling authors, respected literary agents and top editors from major publishing houses--nearly 100 of them!--will gather to share their experience with just 300 attendees at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.
$595.
http://www.sfwriters.org/

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
Feb 7-10, 2008.
10995 Le Conte Ave. Los Angeles, CA, USA
Writers Studio at UCLA Extension is an intensive four days of instruction and writing. Participants choose one of 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 20.
$650 earlybird, $725 regular.
http://www.uclaextension.edu/index.cfm?href=/departmentalpages/index.cfm&department=/writers/index.cfm


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Creative Writing & Movement
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2007.
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
3 days, 2 nights workshop exploring creative writing linked with movement, walking and meditation in the magnificent and peaceful surroundings of 500 acres of exotic shrubs and forest trails.
€375 euros.
http://www.thecreativewritersworkshop.com/Writers_RetreatsandWorkshops.html#7

Nightwriters in Tuscany
Oct 14-24, 2007.
Villa Spannocchia, Tuscany, Italy.
Writers can find solitude, companionship, and the beauty of a Florentine villa filled with flowers, books and the clear Tuscan light which is different from any other light in the world.
Single occupancy, villa room ($2,950), Double occupancy, villa room ($2,650).
http://www.nightwriters.com/nightwriters/retreats/italy/index.shtml

Writer in Residence at Ghost Ranch
Oct 16-31, 2007.
Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA.
A wonderful new option for writing at Ghost Ranch is being offered by Ina Hughes. Ina recently retired as a columnist for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and is giving the full month of October to Ghost Ranch as one of the artists in residence in 2007.
$50/day.
http://www.nightwriters.com/nightwriters/retreats/italy/index.shtml

Leading Edge Weekend Writers' Retreat
Nov 9-11, 2007.
Town Hill Hotel B&B, Western Maryland, USA.
Fun, interactive weekend retreat designed to help you sell, regardless of genre or skill level, hosted and taught by Loree Lough.
$225.
http://www.loreelough.com/lectures.html

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
Nov 9-12, 2007.
Colrain, Massachusetts, USA.
The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, in conjunction with the Concord Poetry Center, provides the faculty, connections, and method necessary to produce the first poetry conference realistically designed to set poets with a manuscript-in-process on a path towards publication. Poets will also get a look into the poetry publication world and make important contacts as a result.
$895 if registering before Oct 15, 2007. $995 if registering on or after Oct 15, 2007.
http://www.concordpoetry.org/Colrain/November/

Creativity Workshop in New York
Nov 9-12, 2007.
Manhattan, New York, USA.
Meets daily for 3 1/2 hours and will explore ways to expand creativity through a series of exercises, including guided visualization technique, automatic drawing and writing, map making, memoir, and storytelling.
$750.
http://www.creativityworkshop.com/newyork.html

The Ins and Outs of Point Of View
Nov 9-11, 2007.
Santa Barbara, California, USA.
The teller of your tale has a direct effect on the reader. Are you getting efficient mileage from the POV you're using now, or do you need to reconsider?
$295.
http://www.sbwritersconference.com/weekend_overview.php

Hilton Head Island Writers Retreat
Nov 15-18, 2007.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA.
Four days of will be spent working on your material with a focus on both story and style. Discussions are in the form of group work designed to improve both story and writing, with a positive focus on each person’s writing, one at a time. The emphasis is on making your writing marketable.
$550.
http://bobmayer.org/speaking-workshops/retreat-critiques/

December Seasons Transitional Workshop
Dec 1-2, 2007.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia, USA.
As the year draws to a close, we are often immersed in seasonal activities, and tend to neglect our writing and the possibilities for creativity and growth this time of year aside from baking and shopping. Take the time to welcome this transition before festivities begin, and rejuvenate your inner being. This workshop will include a nature hike.
$275.
http://www.tidalwritersworkshop.com/workshops.php

Robert Vaughan's Write On The Beach
Jan 7-12, 2008.
Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA.
Here you will enjoy the ambience of other writers, interesting conversations around the meal table, and productive brainstorming sessions from Robert Vaughan's forty years of experience as an award-winning and best-selling author.
$1,000.
http://www.robertvaughan.com/index.htm


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