Writers Retreat

Spend four days writing new material in the genre of your choice, attending craft talks by award-winning faculty, enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings, all while making connections in the literary world that will last for years to come. 

Monday, June 16, 2014 to Thursday, June 19, 2014

Writers Retreat Registration Fee: $475
Michigan Writer's Inc. Member Registration Fee: $400

Please click on the Register button below that corresponds to the genres available. 

K-12 Certified Educators can earn 18 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for this event, which is included in your registration. 

Please note that Short Story and Memoir are currently FULL. 

Generative writing conferences bring together the best of both worlds: community and creativity. Spend four days writing new material in the genre of your choice, attending craft talks by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world that will last for years to come. Writers will learn to sharpen images, improve dialogue, deepen metaphors, and grow in styles and voices of their own. *You might also be interested in arriving a few days early for the Introduction to Blogging for Artists and Writers workshop on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Faculty for this year's Writers Retreat include: 

Katey Schultz, Artistic Director
Christine Sneed, Short Story
Susanna Sonnenberg, Memoir
Matt Gallagher, From Blog to Book: How to Expand Your Web Log into a Book Manuscript
Anne-Marie Oomen, Start with Art: Using Art as Inspiration for Writing-for all writing styles and levels

For a course description on each writing genre, please select the link after each faculty member's name. For more information about these accomplished professional writers, view their bio links below.

Instructors

Katey Schultz

Artistic Director of Writers Retreat, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Instructor of Creative Writing, Author

Susanna Sonnenberg

Instructor of Creative Writing, Memoir faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Author

Christine Sneed

Instructor of Creative Writing, Short Story faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Author, Educator

Matt Gallagher

Instructor of Creative Writing, From Blog to Book faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Author, former U.S. Army Captain and veteran of the Iraq War.

Anne-Marie Oomen

Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Academy
Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

 

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