Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fall Weekend Writers' Retreat Deadline September 10

Sometimes all it takes to jump start the creative process is a weekend away from the norm. That's why this October 5-7, the Antioch Writers' Workshop brings to you a Fall Weekend Writers' Retreat. The 2012 Fall Weekend Writers' Retreat gives you a chance to get away and focus on your work-in-progress in an inspiring yet restful setting while receiving guidance from writing and publishing professionals. 

The retreat is designed for writers who have works of fiction (short stories or novels), poetry, or essay(s)/creative nonfiction either complete or in progress and who wish to focus on revising/completing this work and identifying next steps on their writing paths. 

The retreat will be held at the beautiful, historic Grailville Retreat Center, Loveland, Ohio and will be led by publishing professionals Kevin Haworth and Lynne Hugo.  

To apply, email with the subject line: Fall 2012 Retreat Application. Attach the following TWO documents (please use .doc; .docx; .rtf file format): 

  1. A one-page cover letter providing your name, contact information (address, email, phone), and a paragraph or two about where you are on the writing path (what you're working on) and why you want to attend this retreat. 
  2. A writing sample: between 10 and 20 double spaced pages for nonfiction or fiction OR between 5 and 10 pages of poetry.  
You may also send your application materials to:
Antioch Writers' Workshop 
c/o Antioch University Midwest 
900 Dayton Street 
Yellow Springs, OH 45387   

No more than fifteen applicants will be selected by the Antioch Writers' Workshop Scholarship Committee. Applications will be accepted between July 25, 2012 and September 10, 2012. Applicants must be over 21 years of age. Applicants will receive a confirmation via email that application has been received within 3 business days of receipt. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 3 business days, please re-send application. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance or decline by email by September 17, 2012, midnight. 

The cost of the retreat includes two nights lodging at Grailville, all food catered by Grailville, and instruction/guidance by Kevin Haworth and Lynne Hugo. Transportation to and from Grailville is not included and must be arranged by participants. Of the total $450 fee,  $125 is nonrefundable; after September 30, 2012, the entire amount is nonrefundable.

For more information about the Fall Weekend Writers' Retreat, including a schedule and bios of Kevin Haworth and Lynne Hugo, visit our website.

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