Boni Graduate Fall Retreat
"From Revision to Query" Workshop & Breakout Novel Intensive Graduate Fall Writing Retreat
November 10-19, 2011
Shaker House and Museum - Enfield, NH
From Revision to Query workshop open to the public and BONI/WRW grads
Weeklong retreat STRICTLY limited to graduates of the Breakout Novel Intensive and/or Writers Retreat Workshop
ENROLLMENT LIMITED - SIGN UP TODAY!
FROM REVISION TO QUERY
Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 19, 2011
- Do you THINK your novel's ready to submit, but you're not quite sure?
- Do you know how to organize your revision efforts, maximizing the work you do at each stage of the process?
- Are you confounded by having to create a concise and effective pitch or query letter?
- Do you just need HELP getting through these last few steps of the journey- or do you anticipate needing help down the road?
In this workshop, Lorin Oberweger (writer, independent editor, and director of the Breakout Novel Intensive and other workshops) and Jason Sitzes (writer, independent editor, and director of the Writers Retreat Workshop and other programs) will help guide you through the tough revision process and prepare you for querying/submitting success!
Thursday, November 10:
5:00 PM: Opening reception -- Introductions and Challenges
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm: Class and Homework Assignments
Friday, November 11:
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Class
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 -3:30 PM: Group Sessions and Homework Assignments
6:30 PM: Dinner
Saturday, November 12:
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: One-on-One Meetings with Staff
1:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: Revision/Writing Afternoon
7:30PM: Revision Readings (before/after) and Homework
Sunday, November 13:
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Final Challenges, Toolbox, and Q&A
1:00 PM: Lunch and Farewell
Tuition for BONI/WRW GRADS staying on-site: $695 (Includes workshop, private room and bath, meetings, materials, three meals from dinner Thursday through lunch Sunday.
Locals: $395 (Includes workshop, materials and meetings)
THE BONI/WRW GRADUATE FALL WRITING RETREAT
With OPTIONAL Manuscript Evaluation and One-on-One Meeting
with Lorin Oberweger or Jason Sitzes
Come and give yourself the gift of hours and hours of unstructured time to make REAL progress on your novel. And do it in the magical, inspiring setting of New England in autumn!
Though the workshop staff will conduct daily critique or brainstorming sessions (participation is optional), this retreat is all about your productivity and your pace. You'll have your own comfy accommodations, three delicious meals a day, the fall foliage of Enfield NH in October, and the company of other dedicated writers.
You'll also have the opportunity to vie for the prestigious 'Golden Cluck' award, a prize whose beauty just barely exceeds its level of stature. (Those unfamiliar with the 'Cluck' will just have to come find out for themselves!)
OPTIONAL ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS:
You'll also have the opportunity to take advantage of optional one-on-one meetings with Lorin Oberweger or Jason Sitzes (manuscripts will be divided among the two).
You'll be invited to submit up to thirty manuscript pages, as well as your synopsis and query letter if you have it. We'll comment on those and meet for an hour to brainstorm, discuss your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses, and to help give your time at the retreat or at home real direction.
These meetings will be limited, so we invite you to sign up for those when you register. We'll follow up with you as to where and how to send pages.
About Shaker House and Museum:
Nestled in a valley between Mt. Assurance and Mascoma Lake, in Enfield, New Hampshire, the Enfield Shaker site has been cherished for over two-hundred years as a place so beautiful, the Shakers called it "The Chosen Vale."
Walk to gorgeous Mascoma Lake, explore the museum's herb and flower gardens, fields and hills. Enjoy exhibits, special programs, concerts, guided tours and craft demonstrations. Hike to the Shaker Feast Ground for a spectacular vista. Shop at the museum store, filled with Shaker-inspired reproductions, books, local crafts and farm products, as well as products from the Museum's renowned herb garden.
feature charming Shaker furnishings in private rooms, with private baths, all in a historic home open only to our group.
For more, see: http://www.shakermuseum.org
RETREAT ONLY (seven days/six nights)
Sunday, November 13 -- Saturday, November 19, 2010
$1050 -- Includes private room and bath, and meals from Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast.
REVISION WORKSHOP/RETREAT COMBO (ten days/nine nights):
Participate in both for a discounted rate!
Thursday, November 10 -- Saturday, November 19, 2010
$1450 -- Includes Revision Workshop, private room and bath, and meals from Thursday dinner through following Saturday breakfast.
OPTIONAL ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS AND MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION:
Edit and review of thirty pages, synopsis, query: one-on-one session: $225
ENROLLMENT LIMITED ' SIGN UP TODAY!