I'm pleased to announce that three of my very favorite writers and teachers will be conducting workshops this year at the Orcas Island Writing Festival! Check it out below:
Orcas Island Writing Festival
3rd Annual Festival: September 17–19, 2010
Orcas Island, Washington
The Orcas Island Writers Festival started in 2008 as a small group of writers who cared passionately about three things – writing, community, and Orcas Island. We believe writing is challenging. Writers need times for retreat and focus, for immersed study in the craft of writing. Writers also need times to connect with other writers. We need to gather the inspiration and encouragement that comes from a shared investment.
We created the Orcas Island Writers Festival as a way to enrich and connect readers and writers through classes, lectures, workshops, and the natural beauty of Orcas Island. Our three-day festival creates an environment of focus and energy, designed to bring the writing enthusiast – whether a novice writer or experienced author – to deeper, more effective, and more fulfilling expression.
The 2010 Orcas Island Writers Festival will feature intensive three-day writing workshops in fiction and nonfiction, as well as our popular Jumpstart! classes. The Jumpstart! classes cover essential elements of the writing craft, leading writers to focus and enliven their poetry and prose. We also offer lectures, panels, and an evening reading. This year we’re pleased to welcome as teachers the critically acclaimed Sue Silverman, David Jauss, and Nance Van Winckel.