Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Writing Retreats: The Sun Magazine (scholarships available!) and Rehoboth Beach

Two upcoming writing retreats of note:

The Sun in North Carolina
Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing
Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, North Carolina
April 26 – April 28, 2013

Into the Fire
The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing
To write about ourselves in a way that touches others and reminds them of our fundamental connectedness we must be willing to take a leap — with all our passion, fear, and longing — into the fire.

Since 1974, The Sun has published the kind of brave, revealing writing that lives up to the magazine’s motto, a line from concentration-camp survivor Viktor Frankl: “What is to give light must endure burning.” We invite you to join Sun readers, authors, and staff for a weekend of investigating our lives through the written word. We’ll discuss essays, fiction, and poems with their authors, who will lead exercises geared to bring forth similar elements in your own writing. Readers Write–style writing sessions will help get your pen moving. (You don’t have to be a writer to attend. We create a space in which people can tell their stories from the heart.) The weekend will conclude with editor and publisher Sy Safransky reading from his Notebook.

Of course, the best part of a Sun gathering is getting to meet everyone: writers, staff, and other people who love the magazine and share its compassionate, unflinching view of the world. We hope you’ll join us.


Thanks to Rebecca for sending along information about this writing retreat in lovely Rehoboth Beach, where I recently spent 10 days:

Registration: Write Time, Write Place, Write Now (WTWPWN)
Friday – Sunday • March 15 – 17, 2013 • Royal Rose Inn, Rehoboth, Delaware

For more information, go here.  

(Please note that I have never attended this conference and do not know the organizer, so I’m merely passing along this very intriguing info…though I will definitely vouch for the general fabulousness of Rehoboth Beach!)


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