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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Retreat Classes

The Hawaii Writer's Retreat is fast approaching and they've posted a semi-finalized schedule of classes. Looking at some of the lectures that will be available has me pretty excited! I'm going to have so much to blog about for you guys that it won't all fit in one week. I'll have to take a lot of notes. With speakers like William Bernhardt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ann Hood, and Gary Braver and many others, it will be a wealth of information.

Here's how it's going to work: There are short morning lectures that are about specific topics. After that we go to a homeroom for the majority of the day where we'll work in a small classroom setting, 6-10 students, with our instructor. The specifics of what we work on there is largely up to our instructor. At the end of the afternoon there is another short lecture available to us by one of the other instructors. Then we're free to enjoy Hawaii for the night, well sort of. If it's anything like last year (and I hope it is!) there was a lot of homework. But I don't mind, every bit of homework improves my novel.

It's going to be a very intense seven days and I'll do my best to keep you updated so you feel like you're along for the ride. Who knows, maybe my experience will convince you to attend a retreat of your own!

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