Watch this space for 2014 dates and registration details!
2013 Program OVERVIEW:
Each morning begins with a small-group workshop or individual instruction with one of our faculty members, crafted to provide our writers with individual attention and the bonds of a close, friendly community.
Afternoons are spent exploring the beautiful island of Salt Cay with your instructors, learning more about the writing life from the vantage point of a white sand beach. We also include special outings to swim with the dolphins and to experience the unique history of our tropical locale.
There will be plenty of private time for writing, and the evenings will be filled with student and faculty readings and lectures. Mingle with your fellow authors and our faculty members at our nightly cocktail hours and finish your trip with a thorough one-on-one manuscript critique. Relax in the sunshine, and let the Bahamian breezes inspire you to new creative heights.
(for additional program details including workshop descriptions, CLICK HERE)
Sunday, October 20: Poolside cocktail party meet-and-greet and orientation meeting 7:00 – 10:00, Comfort Suites Hotel
|Track 1: MICRO Focus: Working On The Details||Track 2: MACRO Focus: Working on the Big Picture|
|7:00 – 8:00||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|8:30 – 9:00||Ferry to Island||Ferry to Island||Ferry to Island||Ferry to Island||Ferry to Island||Ferry to Island|
|9:00 – 9:45||Panel Discussion: Opening Pages||Panel Discussion: Dialogue & Sentence Structure||Panel Discussion: Loglines||Panel Discussion: Setting||Panel Discussion: Point-of-View Secrets||Panel Discussion:Final Pages & Payoff|
|9:30 – 12:00||Morning Workshop: Character (Micro)||Morning Workshop: Dialogue (Micro)||Morning Workshop: Voice (Micro)||Morning Workshop: Scenes vs. Exposition (Macro)||Morning Workshop: Momentum & Pacing (Macro)||Morning Workshop: Character Arc (Macro)|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch on the Island||Lunch on the Island||Lunch on the Island||Lunch on the Island||Lunch on the Island||Lunch on the Island|
|1:00 – 1:45||Panel Discussion: Publishing Today||Panel Discussion: Building Your Author Brand||Panel Discussion: Mastering the Logline Pitch||Panel Discussion: Tips on Giving Readings||Panel Discussion: Secrets to Hollywood||Panel Discussion: Creating Big Books|
|1:30 – 4:00||Writing Exercise: Character – Island Tour||Dolphin SwimGroup A
|Writing Exercise: The Voice of Emotion – Anger, Joy||Writing Exercise: Perspective & Sensory Detail – Snorkeling||Dolphin SwimGroup C||Writing Exercise: The Voice of Emotion – Fear, Embarrassment|
|4:00 – 6:00||Dolphin Swim Group B||Structured Writing / One-on-One Consultations||Dolphin Swim Group D||Structured Writing / One-on-One Consultations|
|6:00 – 6:30||Return Ferry||Return Ferry|
|7:00 – 9:00||Dinner on Salt Cay||Arawak Cay Fish Fry or Atlantis Resort & Casino||Dinner on Salt Cay – Author Readings, Goolrickk & Mitchard, Open Mike Night||Dinner on Salt Cay – Open Mike Night||Arawak Cay Fish Fry, Atlantis Resort & Casino||Closing Ceremony – Bahamian Feast on Island|
|9:00 – 9:30||Return Ferry||Return Ferry||Return Ferry||Return Ferry|
|9:00 – 10:00||Cocktail Hour at Comfort Suites Hotel||Cocktail Hour at Comfort Suites Hotel||Cocktail Hour at Comfort Suites Hotel||Cocktail Hour at Comfort Suites Hotel||Cocktail Hour at Comfort Suites Hotel||Cocktail Hour at Comfort Suites Hotel|