Adventures

Conferences and Retreats

  • Write on the River – I attended in March of 2015. Author Bob Mayer talks about story structure, character development, publishing… you name it! Held in his beautiful home in Tennessee. This is one of the things I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do without the Lilly grant, because going to a retreat with the author of 60+ books and only three other attendees ain’t cheap. I got a lot of good information about publishing avenues… not to mention meeting some other really cool authors! And, of course… COOL GUS!
  • Bard Institute of Writing and Thinking – I am attending the weeklong Writing Retreat for Teachers next week. It seems very… serious. We’ll see how it goes. 😉 This is another one of the things I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do without the Lilly grant!
  • Midwest Writers Workshop – I will attend in July 2015. This one I proooobably could’ve pulled off on my own, but I’m still really glad that the Lilly grant paid for it.

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