14 writers will have an opportunity to participate in the first Just Write Writers Retreat to be held at the picturesque Mount Tabor Retreat, Swetes, from October 19 to 21, 2012.
According to the organiser, Brenda Lee Browne the weekend is the culmination of smaller events and an increased interest in learning the craft of writing: "Over the past decade there has been an increase in creative writing competitions, as well as a host of local published authors and the one event that was missing was a dedicated weekend for adult writers, whether published, unpublished or have dreamt about writing. And the Mount Tabor Retreat is the ideal location for a writers' retreat, as it has ample room and is peaceful enough to encourage the creative spirit. There are only 12 spaces available and the deadline for registration has been extended to September 07, 2012."'
Browne adds that the weekend will be a mix of workshops and writing time: "We have tried to come up with a weekend that will allow all the participants to learn, share and have dedicated writing time, something many of us writers crave. There will be a series of workshops that will look at various aspects of the craft of writing such as editing and the art of the rewrite and the Writers reference Library. I have to thank Joanne C. Hillhouse, Marie-Elena John and Barbara Arrindell for their support and assistance in creating a weekend that will be inspirational for both the participants and the facilitators. I also have to thank our main partners Joan Underwood and the Best of Books for coming forward and assisting in moving this from the page to reality "'
Anyone interested in attending the Just Write Writers' Retreat can contact Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call1 268 726 5468.
Browne who has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK has facilitated various writing workshops with the Department of Culture, Gender Affairs, and the Antigua and Barbuda Literary Festival and chaired the Independence Literary Arts Committee for four years. For the past two years Browne has been the head judge of the Wadadli Pen Prize, and is a recipient of a 2011 National Youth Awards for Contribution to the Literary Arts.
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