More Scene Wednesday: Literary Retreats & Conferences

July 13 / 16

Morning, a few things going on in the literary area…..


Beyond Baroque Mavericks & Masters Poetry Retreat

August 15-19, 2016

Venice Beach, CA

This is a five-day, intensive workshop with uniquely qualified writers who are currently publishing and teaching. Along with daily writing classes, you will also have the option of attending morning yoga to get your blood and creativity flowing, and special evening events, like a walking tour with Mike “The Poet” Sonken of KCET fame.

In the past 46 years, Beyond Baroque has played muse to the Venice Beats, the Punk Movement, as well as visiting and local poets, musicians and writers. Let it inspire you! Located in the vibrant Venice Beach area and originally founded as a carnival town and sister city to Venice, Italy, Beyond Baroque is the heart of the literature of Los Angeles.

Two scholarships are given each year. This year’s core instructors are Laurel Ann Bogen and Gail Wronsky.







August 12-14, 2016

Portland, OR

The Willamette Writers conference brings to Portland, Oregon three days of workshops, authors signings, receptions, and opportunities to meet with literary agents, editors, and Hollywood producers. Over 50 literary agents and editors, plus Hollywood film managers, agents and producers, will be on hand in 2016 to listen to your ideas.

We’ll be bringing back some of the most respected and reputable names in the industry, plus adding some new, influential guests. There’re all looking for the next, breakthrough talent–so don’t miss this rare opportunity for getting your work in print or on the big screen.


As always just check out the websites listed, hopefully you still have a chance to register. This is a great opportunity for future writers. A few more posts…….









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