All posts tagged: retreat

Wednz Scene: Workshops & Retreats

Aug. 2 / 17 First Wednesday of this month of August and I found some workshops and retreats courtesy of Artshow. credit source: artshow Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany with Dodie Davis & Vitalia Tours w/Venice Add-on (Tuscany, Italy)  September 25 – October 4, 2017 10-Day unique watercolor workshop for artists of all levels. This is an exceptional combination of food, wine, excursions & painting workshops. Tuscany is quintessential Italy and an artist’s dreamscape with amazing scenery: Let yourself be seduced by the colors, the exquisite light, and the charm of autumn in Tuscany. Learn more   Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona  Year-round (see website for details) This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5 day plein-air intensive watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run an urban painting course in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Classes are carefully structured to explain and practice the intricacies of traditional watercolor technique. Learn more   Plein Air Landscape Workshop in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho  October 1-5, 2017 …

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…… (cred: hollihock.org) HOLLIHOCK WRITERS CONFERENCE Write | Inspire | Educate | Network NEW BEDFORD, MA   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 …

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. Website: http://www.beyondbaroque.org/mastermindmavericksworkshops         WILLAMETTE WRITERS 2016 CONFERENCE August 12-14, 2016 Portland, …

More Scene Wednesday: Conference & Retreat

March 16 / 16 And we’re back with more great stuff! A writers’ conference and novel retreat to post today. Read on……. (cred: Vermont College of Fine Arts)   VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS NOVEL RETREAT May 24-30, 2016   Ru Freeman – Immersion writing Clint McCown – Manuscript critiques  Connie May Fowler – Process discussions Imagine yourself in Vermont this Spring, surrounded by others who share your passion, and immersed in your writing in an atmosphere designed to inspire. vcfa.edu/novel-retreat     21st ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE August 8-14, 2016 Creative Nonfiction Richard McCann Sue William Silverman Anthony Swofford Joan Wickersham Novel Andre Dubus III Ann Hood Lee Martin Short Story Steve Almond Ellen Lesser Poetry Eduardo C. Corral Poetry Manuscript Kathleen Graber Patricia Smith David Wojahn Kevin Young “You have perfected the writers’ conference as we know it.” – PWC Participant vcfa.edu/pwc If your interested in attending on or both, just go to the sites listed. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed! featured cred: unknown

Artscene Newsletter: VCFA 20th Annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference / VCFA Novel Retreat

March 25, 2015 Hello again! I said there is more and here they are…….. 20TH ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE August 10 – 16, 2015 Creative Nonfiction Richard McCann Brenda Miller Sue William Silverman Anthony Swofford   Flash Fiction Pamela Painter   Novel Andre Dubus III Lee Martin Xu Xi   Short Story David Jauss Ellen Lesser   Poetry Jamaal May   Poetry Manuscript Rigoberto Gonzalez Kathleen Graber A. Van Jordan Patricia Smith Contact Ellen Lesser Conference Director pgconference@vcfa.edu / 802. 828. 8835 For more information please go to vcfa.edu/writing/pwc.   VCFA 2ND NOVEL RETREAT May 19 – 25, 2015 Immersion Writing Manuscript Critiques Process Discussions From VCFA: Imagine yourself in Vermont this Spring amid the Green Mountains, immersed in your budding novel in an atmosphere designed to bring out your Muse. Contact: Connie May Fowler Retreat Director / novel.retreat@vcfa.edu Jericho Parms Assistant Director, MFA in Writing / Jericho.Parms@vcfa.edu 802.828.8839. Registration started in September 2014, hopefully you still have time to register, so if your interested, please do it now. For more just go to vcfa.edu/novel-retreat. …