JANUARY 2018 ST. GEORGE ISLAND WRITERS' RETREATS FOR WOMEN.
SPACE IS LIMITED
On the Beach at St. George Island, Florida
January 7 - 14 (check out on the 14th)
January 21 - 28 (check out on the 28th)
Ask about "On Your Own" nights Jan. 14 - 21 available to past or present retreaters
and writer friends who accompany them (all must reserve ahead and pre-pay).
Also, are you interested in giving yourself time to reclaim your creative voice in a safe, encouraging, and supportive environment? Gina Hogan Edwards, writer, editor and creativity coach at Around the Writer's Table, will host Story Camp,
January 3-7 at "Always Awesome".
See details: http://aroundthewriterstable.com/storycamp
What to Expect
Stay at (or commute to) a beautiful Gulf-view home with other women writers where you will need to share a room (but not a bed). Author Adrian Fogelin offers you two writing craft workshops each day (attendance optional) along with free private critiques and consultations on selected pages of your work throughout the week. We read, we eat, we talk, we laugh, then we laugh some more, eat some more, and write like crazy women. Many of our attendees have been "regulars" since our beginning in 2006. See if there is a place here for you. You'll never forget it.
I just can't wait!
yourself in writing
George Island Writers' Retreat
Works in Progress
MOUNTAIN WRITERS' RETREAT
Held in New York's Lake George Region
This year led by
Ira Joe Fisher,
professor of writing and poetry at University of Connecticut,
Mercy College and New England College
Former features writer/reporter,
CBS Saturday Early Show
Award-winning Author Adrian Fogelin
of our St. George Island Writers' Retreat participants return every
year, always finding in Adrian's teaching new guidance and inspiration.
are a few of their remarks.
need time to write away from the hustle and bustle. To be creative
is not the only reason I come - as a writer I'm not accomplishing
anything if I don't finish and improve what I've written. St. George
Island Writers' Retreat gives me room and time and quiet to do both,
and I get inspiration and energy from the other writers who come.
think I found a "me" voice that I've never used before -
something I don't think I was ready to find five years ago!
is a superb teacher of the writer's craft.
is a wonder. Her insights concerning the problems with my novel, guided
me into the rewrite and will carry me through to the end. Thanks,
St. George Island Writers' Retreat for Women
Award-winning author of works that include "Crossing
Jordan" & "The Sorta Sisters"
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
St. George Island, Florida
"Originals" - January 7-14 (check out on the 8th)
"Sisters of the Sentence" - January 21-28 (check out on the 22nd)
Ask about "On Your Own" (OYO) nights Jan. 14-21
Available to past or present retreat participants
and writer friends who accompany them (all must reserve ).
The retreats'structured program begins on
Sunday evening and ends the following Saturday evening. Arrive at 4 p.m. on the first day to settle in or enjoy some
quiet writing time, and may linger until 10 a.m. Sunday. Choose in-residence or commuter participation - Number of
participants limited to twelve.
you need to jump-start your stalled writing project, this is the time,
this is the place.
This is a
writing-intensive multi-day program with award-winning YA novelist
Adrian Fogelin (Crossing Jordan, The Sorta Sisters, Anna Casey's
Place in the World, Sister Spider Knows All and more; www.adrianfogelin.com).
Writers may participate in-residence at B & D's on the Bay,
or as commuters. They ideally will bring a work in progress. Activities
will include instruction, writing, readings, peer discussion sessions
and consultation with Fogelin. A waiting list has been started for the next retreat..
Download this year's SGI_RegistrationForm2018 as pdf, or request a Word docX version
that you may fill out on your computer and email. A deposit will be required at the time of registration.
me or phone 518-623-9305 late April until early October,
352-463-3089 early October 'til late April, or 352-949-1706 while
George Island Writers' Retreat
From sunup to sundown
(and later), women at the St. George Island Writers' Retreat for Women
share writing, reading, critique sessions, meals, occasionally a tear
and always a lot of laughter. We have celebrated publications, mourned
loss. We rejoice in the progress of each member, commiserate about frustrations,
and update one another on the writing progress of the past year. The
St. George Island Writers' Retreat for women offers a combination of
structured and unstructured time, group time and alone timea flexible
schedule that gives each member blocks of time to progress on his or
her own personal projects and consult with Adrian
Fogelin, award-winning author of seven young adult novels.
For other questions,
or to be placed on a mailing list for future retreats, email FictionFriends@aol.com
or phone (518) 623-9305 summer; (352) 463-3089 or 352-949-1706 transit.
Group shot, November 2012
The year of the hats. Or
is it merely the first year of the hats?
The bar has been set rather high.
Photos mostly by Gina Edwards and Pat O'Connell
L-R Front: Judy,
Sue, Evelyna, Alvarez, Perky
Back: Susan, Adrian, Pat, Mary Lois
engender lively discussion.
George Island Writers' Retreat 2009