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**Important note:** Participation for this retreat will be decided by lottery. Enter the lottery here: http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/workshops-retreats/retreat/. Lottery closes June 16.
About the retreat:
This retreat will help you cultivate a healthy and productive creative process that will serve you now, and for the rest of your writing life. You’ll learn tips and techniques to get started and stay motivated. You’ll receive quality instruction on craft. You’ll also find inspiration and generate new material through writing prompts and other forms of sustenance, most notably gathering within a supportive community. As part of the retreat, everyone is asked to bring 3-4 double-spaced pages of writing to share for appreciation and quality critique. Both nervous beginners and seasoned authors are welcome—this workshop meets you where you’re at in your writing life, and moves you forward from there. Please leave your inner critic at home.
This retreat will be held in Georgia, Vermont, at the beautiful home of a BWW member.
About the retreat leader:
Joni B. Cole is the author of the newly released Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier, included in Poets& Writers list of “Best Books for Writers.” Joni is also the author of the acclaimed book on writing, Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive (“I can’t imagine a better guide to [writing’s] rewards and perils than this fine book,” American Book Review), and Another Bad-Dog Book: Essays on Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior (“Funny, smart, original, and, just to keep us on our toes, occasionally heartbreaking”). She teaches in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College, serves on the creative writing faculty of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and is founder of the Writer’s Center of White River Junction, Vermont. She is also a contributor to The Writer magazine, and leads expressive writing workshops for a diversity of social service and academic programs. Joni has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and USA Fellowship Award. www.jonibcole.com.