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Events - October 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.

Post your events, free!, and let others know about happenings that you feel are worthwhile for writers to attend. To list your event, please use the form found at the bottom of this page.


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Summer School in Film Making
January 7 to February 5, 2008.
University of Melbourne, Australia.
Intensive summer film school and specialised short film courses taught by Australia's leading film industry professionals, as part of Melbourne University's Cinema Studies' film education programs
Fees vary depending on components you choose to study.
http://www.summerfilmsc hool.com/

Center To Page: The Yoga of Writing With Wonder
Jan 19-21, 2008.
Austin, Texas, USA.
Workshops & retreats. Morning sessions feature study of authors' works and integration of yogic tools with writing of fiction, poetry, & creative non-fiction. Afternoon seminars focus on craft.
$50/2-hour workshop; $550/3-day to $975/week-long retrea.t
http://www.centertopage.com /

Palm Beach Poetry Festival
January 21-26, 2008.
Old School Square, Delrey Beach, Florida, USA.
Offering participants opportunities to improve their skills and generate new work. Each workshop is limited to 12 qualified participants. Tuition includes admission to all factulity readings, talks on craft, panel discussions, the Florida Poets reading, along with a late night coffee house reading and party.
$695-Advanced Workshop; $495-Intermediate Workshop; $25-Non-refundable reading fee.
http://www.palmb eachpoetryfestival.org/

WriteLines Writing Workshops & Retreats: Bahamas
February 10-13, 2008.
The Sensation embarks from Port Canaveral, Bahamas
In Freeport and Nassau, you will leave the ship with a writing prompt encouraging you to explore the unique shops, beaches, and restaurants. Onboard ship each day we will meet and write together. Or if you'd prefer, take the time to write on a personal longer project.
Prices are per person, double occupancy: $526.00 inside cabin; $566.00 outside cabin; $75 - discount from above price for a non-writing cabinmate.
http://www.writelin es.net/Cruise.htm

2008 San Francisco Writers Conference
February 15-17, 2008.
San Francisco, California, USA.
Attendees will have access to more than forty "how to" sessions, panels, and workshops taught by authors you know and love. Speed Dating for Agents and Speed Dating for Editors are unique one-on-one opportunities to pitch your work directly to these publishing professionals. Celebrity book signings and social gatherings with other writers add to the excitement of the event, which has sold out early four years in a row.
$545.
http://www.sfwriters. org/index.cfm

Desert Nights, Rising Stars: 2008 ASU Writers Conference
February 20-23, 2008.
Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Four days and nights of events with today's celebrated writers and teachers in beautiful Tempe, Arizona!
$400 Includes General Conference Admission, a Small Group Instruction workshop, 1 ticket to each evening reading, $25 early bird discount, and additional $25 discount. General Conference Admission—$275 (Does not include evening reading tickets.) Admission to all general classes, panel discussions, and daytime readings, as well as the daily Meet the Writers social event. Small Group Instruction Workshops—$135 (must also purchase General Admission) Each workshop is led by a distinguished member of the conference faculty; workshop members are given a thoughtful critique on a manuscript of work submitted prior to the start of the conference. Prose and drama workshops are capped at fiive seats. Poetry workshops are capped at eight students.
http://www.asu.edu/ piper/conference/


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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://ww w.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://http://bobmayer.org/speaking-workshops/retreat-critiqu es/

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.robert vaughan.com/index.htm


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