Discover your voice. Let loose your inner sleuth. Learn new skills and polish your work-in-progress. This two-day non-fiction writing workshop will help you identify a story, learn new research methods, write fresh history, edit for publication, and prepare your pitch. Five 90-minute sessions will focus on 1) story 2) facts 3) genre 4) style and 5) publishing.
Retreat in scenic rural Brooktondale at the Boiceville Community Meeting House (east of downtown Ithaca, NY, 8 miles, ½ mile south of SR 79). Workshop includes two catered lunches and two continental breakfasts. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops; free WIFI available on site. Travel and hotel accommodations not included.
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cathryn Prince, journalist, historian, and author of her 4th non-fiction historical narrative book, Death in the Baltic: The WWII Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan, Spring 2013.
Pre-registration required. Registration is limited to 15.
Registration fee is $125; $150 after August 24th.
Register online or mail a check to P.O. Box 222, Brooktondale, NY 14817
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