Join us for an inspiring week-end getaway at the Bergamo Learning Center near Dayton, Ohio (http://www.bergamocenter.org/). From Friday afternoon, September 29, through Sunday afternoon, October 1, immerse yourself in small group sessions, one-on-one discussions and critiques, walking meditation on the beautiful Bergamo grounds, and of course, writing!
Fee includes two nights in a private room, all meals, and faculty consultation with seasoned professional writers to help guide your writing journey. Travel is not included.
Your application will need to include the following two documents::
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 (use the cover letter box below)
a writing sample: between 5 and 10 double-spaced pages of creative nonfiction OR fiction
Meredith Doench and Lee Martin will lead this year's retreat!
Meredith Doench is the author of the Luce Hansen Thriller series from Bold Strokes Books. Crossed, the first in the series, was published in August of 2015 and placed second in that year's IndieFab Awards for the mystery genre (Silver Award). Crossed was also awarded the Nancy Dasher Award in 2017 from the College English Association of Ohio. The second novel in the series, Forsaken Trust, was published in May 2017.
Lee Martin is the Pulitzer Prize Finalist author of The Bright Forever, and four other novels: Quakertown, River of Heaven, Break the Skin, and Late One Night. His other books are the memoirs, Such a Life, From Our House, and Turning Bones; and the short story collection, The Least You Need to Know.
Save the dates: Free Mini-Workshop on Fiction Prep, September 10 Fall Retreat, September 29-October 1, 2017 Free Mini-Workshop on Personal Essays, November 12 LitSalon Fundraiser, December 3, 2017 Free Mini-Workshop on New Year's Resolutions for Writers, January 14, 2018 Spring Seminar "Dive Into Your Story," March 24, 2018 Free Mini-Workshop on Celebrating Poetry, April 8, 2018 33rd Annual Summer Program, July 14-20, 2018
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We offer instruction in the creative writing craft and in the professional skills creative writers need to succeed in the publishing world, as well as opportunities for connecting to a vibrant, supportive creative writing community.
The AWW fosters the art and craft of creative writing by supporting writers at all levels through mentorship, community, and inspiration. In support of our mission, we commit to the following goals:
Create an open and welcoming writing environment through a variety of in-person programs.
Provide instruction and professional development opportunities geared to a broad range of experience levels.
Provide opportunities for face-to-face engagement with professional writers, editors, and agents.
Introduce the work of local and national writers to the greater Miami Valley, Ohio community through open-to-the public readings and similar events.
Help build the next generation of writers through programming specifically geared to younger writers.
Provide these opportunities at locations in the greater Miami Valley, Ohio area, welcoming writers from all areas.