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Karen Dionne
01-20-2014, 07:03 PM
We're so excited! Registration for the 2014 Salt Cay Writers Retreat (http://saltcaywritersretreat.com/) October 20-25, 2014, Salt Cay, Bahamas is now open.

Our 2014 faculty includes #1 New York Times bestselling authors Lorenzo Carcaterra, Robert Goolrick, and Jacquelyn Mitchard, National Book Award finalist and Orange Prize winner Téa Obreht, as well as literary agents Jeff Kleinman, Erin Harris and Erin Niumata of Folio Literary Management, and Jill Marr with the Sandra Dijkstra Agency, with more terrific faculty members to come!

The week-long retreat takes place on a private island in the Bahamas with a rich literary history (where William Styron wrote Sophie's Choice!), and includes small-group workshops, individual instruction, student and faculty author readings - even a dolphin swim!

Here's a sampling of what 2013 SCWR students had to say (http://saltcaywritersretreat.com/2013-scwr-praise/) about the retreat:

“The SCWR was a life-changing experience I will never forget. The faculty was just superb across the board, especially the authors who were wise and gifted teachers. I appreciated how accessible, generous, and helpful everyone was. I was at a place in my writing career where I was ready for tools to take my work to the next level. I found this at the SCWR and so much more. Thank you all!” – 2013 Salt Cay Writers Retreat student

“I took in so much inspiration and information that my head is spinning. The panels were sublime, featuring a heady mix of top notch literary agents, authors, and editors. I workshopped the opening chapters of my novel with Robert Goolrick, which was an unforgettable experience. He’s a brilliant, wise man who opened my eyes to so much in regards to my novel and my writing—I am beyond grateful.” - 2013 Salt Cay Writers Retreat student

For the next few weeks, the application process has been set aside. This means if you'd like to work with our amazingly talented faculty members to improve your writing, all you need to do is register for the retreat, pay the $500 non-refundable deposit to guarantee your place, and you're in! But hurry - attendance is limited to 35 students.

Early Registration Discount: $2,450 before May 1, 2014
Full Tuition Fee: $2,950 after May 1, 2014

Feel free to email me with questions (karendionne@bksp.org (mailto:karendionne@bksp.org)). You can also telephone Christopher Graham at 732-267-6449 or check out the FAQ page (http://saltcaywritersretreat.com/faqs/) on the Salt Cay Writers Retreat website.

Hope to see some of you there!

KTC
01-23-2014, 11:59 PM
I'm posting in this so I can find it later. I've booked for a writing retreat in Paris, France, a literary festival in B.C. and the Camino walk in Spain this year. I have to see if I have any holidays left before I can commit to this, but it sounds great!

Karen Dionne
01-24-2014, 12:28 AM
I'm posting in this so I can find it later. I've booked for a writing retreat in Paris, France, a literary festival in B.C. and the Camino walk in Spain this year. I have to see if I have any holidays left before I can commit to this, but it sounds great!

WOW. I want your life!

Karen Dionne
02-03-2014, 10:23 PM
Just circling back to let folks know we've added another faculty member, author and editor David Ebershoff. Here's his bio from the website:

David Ebershoff’s most recent novel is the #1 international bestseller, The 19th Wife. His fiction has won a number of awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lambda Literary Award, and has been translated into eighteen languages to critical acclaim.

Ebershoff has taught creative writing at New York University and Princeton and is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.

For many years he was the publishing director of the Modern Library, and he is currently Vice President and Executive Editor for Random House. David edited two 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners, The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, and Embers of War by Fredrik Logevall. He lives in New York City.

Karen Dionne
07-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Yeah, mon! The Salt Cay Writers Retreat I organize and run on a private island in the Bahamas really IS this much fun! This year's retreat is filling quickly, but there's still room! An unparalleled opportunity for writers who want to take their work to the next level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UltC6QFyKZI

Karen Dionne
09-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Bumping this thread to let folks know that there are just two weeks left to register for the 2014 Salt Cay Writers Retreat. Hope to see some of you there!