Scene Wednesday: Hollihock Writer’s Conference & Writeaway In Italy

August 10 / 16

Good Afternoon! This week is going a bit fast and we’re in the middle of it. It’s Hump Day Wednesday and there are two things to pass along. First, Hollihock Writer’s Conference……




Write | Inspire | Educate | Network



AUGUST 26 – 28, 2016


Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get your hands dirty in workshops and master classes; and hear professional writers share their work.

Hollihock welcomes writers in any phase of their literary life, from beginners intimidated by the blank page, to published professionals looking for a network of fellow creative thinkers to share ideas.

Join us August 26-28, 2016 and immerse yourself in the creative world for a wonderful weekend of education and inspiration surrounded by a community of New Englanders with a passion for writing.

Lots of activities going on during the conference like Panel Discussions, Workshops, Readings, Networking, Critiques, and more.

For more information about the conference and how to register, go to


(cred: awp)

Writeaway in Italy

Tuscany, Italy


SEP 16 – SEP 23, 2016


$100 discount for AWP members.

CONTACT:Mimi Herman

How do you become the writer you’ve always wanted to be? It takes a villa.

During this weeklong writing retreat in Tuscany, you’ll find the stories you’ve been longing to tell and poems you’ve always wanted to write. Conferences with John and Mimi will help you shape your writing project and improve your technique, transforming your writing so it becomes as compelling on the page as it is in your imagination. In your free time, enjoy an Italian cooking class, a chat with friends new and old, or a wander through Florence or the Tuscan countryside.

Three meals a day provided, with wine and after dinner drinks each evening. From aperitivo to tiramisu, you’ll enjoy an extraordinary array of bruschetta, risotto, pastas, salads, and local vegetables, followed by homemade desserts, and accompanied by Italian wines. After dinner, enjoy relaxing conversation with your fellow writers over limoncello or Vin Santo. Finish the evening with a quiet walk or hours spent scribbling – the choice is yours.


Featured Writers Include:

Mimi Herman & John Yewell


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Children’s literature




Writeaways – Writing Getaways and Workshops

Sometimes writers just need to get away.

We created Writeaways to help you do that. We provide writing instruction designed to help writers at all levels, fabulous food and company in beautiful places, and a safe place for you to take a writing vacation with your muse, and maybe a good friend.

For any writer who has been in a writer’s workshop, where fellow writers critique your work with the idea that “we know how to fix it,” this is not that workshop. In Writeaways, you’ll get the support you’ve always needed as a writer – and be able to share that support with others.


You know what to do, just click on the sites above and go from there. Enjoy your Wednesday and be blessed!









featured image: Belinda Witzenhausen/
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