Monday, May 28, 2012

A La Carte Option--Morning Only Classes

A La Carte participants can elect to attend Morning Classes with all Full Week Experience participants, Monday July 9, through Friday July 13, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $125 registration plus $250 tuition. This option can be taken alone or in combination with the Saturday Seminar. Mornings start with a complimentary continental breakfast followed by lectures in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the business of writing. The morning only option is for writers who need their afternoons free but want to brush up on techniques, get inspired, and meet other writers.

Morning only classes include seminars in Fiction, Professional Skills for Writers, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction as well as John Grogan's Master Class on Sunday, July 8.

Author Hallie Ephron leads an examination of the elements of fiction (e.g., plot, character, and point of view) with discussion of how these elements work in successful writing. 
Hallie Ephron
Hallie Ephron is the author of over 10 books, including the Dr. Peter Zak mystery series and the novel Never Tell a Lie (HarperCollins, 2009), whichPublishers Weekly called "stunning" and a "deliciously creepy tale of obsession." The book has been translated into 7 languages and was nominated for multiple awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Award. It won the David Award for best mystery of 2009. Never Tell a Lie was adapted for film as And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network. Ephron is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe and has taught elementary school, at the college level, and in corporations. In addition, Ephron is active in writing workshops and retreats, combining her love of writing and teaching. Learn more at

Professional Skills for Writers
Explore a different topic each day with writing professionals in this segment of morning classes. Break-out sessions include:

Author Jeff Gundy leads an examination of the elements of poetry (e.g., form, meter, and sound) with discussion of examples of successful poems.

Jeff Gundy
Jeff Gundy is Professor of English at Bluffton University in Ohio, teaching creative writing, poetry and literature. His books include Spoken Among the TreesWalker in the Fog: On Mennonite WritingDeerfliesScattering Point: The World in a Mennonite EyeRhapsody with Dark Matter, and Flatlands. Jeff has also published poetry in numerous journals, including Exquisite CorpseGeorgia ReviewNorth American ReviewShenandoah, and The Sun. Lean more about Jeff Gundy at

Creative Nonfiction
Author Jerry Dennis leads an examination of the elements of nonfiction (e.g., structure, research, and accuracy) with discussion of how these elements work in successful writing.

Jerry Dennis
In the 25 years that Jerry Dennis has earned his living as a freelance writer, he has emerged as one of America's most celebrated writers about nature and the outdoors. His essays in such publications as AudubonSmithsonianOrionNational Geographic Traveler, and the New York Times have won many awards and are frequently reprinted and anthologized. His eleven books, most recently The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes, have appeared on national bestseller lists. Among Jerry's awards are the Michigan Author of the Year Award, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, Michigan State University's Great Lakes Culture Award, and three Best Book of the Year awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Learn more about Jerry Dennis at

Register for this A La Carte option today on our A La Carte registration page.  

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