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Events - May 2007
World-wide conferences galore
By  IN House Staff

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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WriteStuff Writers' Conference
May 25-26
Branson, MO

Book Expo America
June 1-3
New York City, NY

WriteStuff Writers' Conference
June 22-23
Portland, OR

National Speakers Association Convention
July 9-12

Midwest Writers' Workshop
July 26-27
Muncie, IN

WriteStuff Writers' Conference
July 27-28
Cleveland, OH

Toastmasters International Convention
August 15-18
Phoenix, AZ

Cape Cod Writers Conference
August 19-24
Cape Cod, MA

WriteStuff Writers' Conference
August 24-25
Lexington, KY

AARP National Event & Expo
September 6-8
Boston, MA

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Milwaukee, WI

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Narrative Art Center: Giving Voice To Sexual Truth
June 1-3, 2007.
Carson, New Mexico, USA.
Bring your concept or work in progress to this small group weekend instive. Only four participants per group.Use the safe world of words, art and imagination to speak the unspeakable; to claim it, to share it, to treasure it; or just for plain fun. For women only.
$350 includes meals. terary%20Events.html

La Serrania Retreats: Finding Sanctuary Through Writing and Art
June 2-9, 2007.
La Serrania, Mallorca, Spain
Sessions include readings, writing exercises, writing time, group discussions & feedback.
€700-€1,300 includes shared lodging & meals; singles available. Facilities include swimming pool, terrace, dining room, & living/room library.
http://www.laserrania. com

Write-to-Publish Conference
June 6-9, 2007.
Wheaton, Illinois, USA
For more than 30 years, Write-to-Publish has been training writers and connecting them with editors who want to publish their work.
$425 includes banquet & 1 ms. evaluation. Campus dorm & meals $300 single, $220 double.

The Creative Writer's Workshop: Creative Memoir Workshop
June 8-10, 2007.
The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
Workshops that focus upon creative writing using right brain/left brain thinking skills & the elements of story creation. Includes exploring writing & movement, myth, legend, ancient & sacred sites.
Non-residential €320/4 days, residential from €695/4 nights.
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RopeWalk Writers Retreat: 2007 Summer Writers Retreat
June 10-16, 2007.
New Harmony, Indiana
Workshops, craft lectures, public readings, individual conference with workshop leader, reading & writing time.
$595, includes 1 workshop (2nd workshop is $225 additional). Indiana residents receive 10% discount on 1st workshop. Lodging available.

Abroad Writers' Conference
June 15-23, 2007.
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Six 3-hour workshops plus two 1-1/2 hour craft workshops. Three 20-minute private consultations with instructors & agent.
$2,250-$2,500($2,750-$3,950) shared (single) 4-star hotel lodging, most meals, airport shuttle to hotel.

ClarityWorks Writing Retreats And Writers Workshops: Lake Logan Retreat
June 28 to July 1, 2007.
Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA.
This retreat provides the opportunity to experience fearless writing. Limited to 11 women.
$647 provides a private room for 3 nights, all meals, the program and an individual conference.
http://http://www.clarityworksonline. com/retreats/lake-logan-june

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