April 19 – 21, 2013 :: Twenty-five lucky writers will spend an inspiration-filled weekend on Orcas Island immersed in creativity, community and storytelling. Matthew Logelin, New York Times bestseller of Two Kisses for Maddy, Stephanie Walker, playwright and author of Love in the Time of Foreclosure and Daniel Blue, lead singer and songwriter of Seattle’s own Motopony, will lead writers through memoir, poetry, lyrical and narrative writing. Photographer Jesse Michener and San Juan Island poet/writer Jennifer Furber will facilitate the weekend. Participants will be housed at Doe Bay’s Retreat House and Harbor House, located on over thirty-eight acres of pristine waterfront property on Orcas Island. In a rustic, down-to-earth environment, participants will explore storytelling and workshop current pieces of writing through guided free writes and solo time to soak in the beauty that is Doe Bay. With a focus on and attention to craft of the written word, the weekend will include an intimate dinner at Doe Bay Cafe and a fire-side open mic for the performance, celebration and readings of works. The weekend will conclude with a breakfast and closing activity on Sunday morning.
- 03/12/13: We are thrilled to add Paula West Pottery to our line-up of incredible sponsors.
- 03/08/13: Write is officially SOLD OUT. To be added to the wait list, please contact me via the link in the sidebar. Thank you!
- 02/22/13: Claire Bidwell Smith, best-selling author of The Rules of Inheritance, joins Write with a fantastic workshop you won’t want to miss!
- 02/20/13: Read workshop descriptions here!
The cost is $250 per person and includes food (including dinner at the Cafe on Saturday night) and as workshop materials and lodging. Thursday night accommodation available at no extra fee. Extended stay available. Registration begins January 25 via Brown Paper Tickets. The proceeds of this workshop will benefit the Liz Logelin Foundation.
Write : A Doe Bay Workshop is generously underwritten by the following: