Labor Day Weekend Workshop & Retreat

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Labor Day Weekend Workshop & Retreat

275.00 350.00

DATE: Friday, August 31, 2018 — Sunday, September 2, 2018

WHERE: A private location in Memphis, TN

PURPOSE: To unplug for three days, fellowship and read the work of other authors, as well as offer the opportunity for authors to receive a critique of their works in progress

Spots are limited. Price reduced to $275 if booked before August 15 (covers lodging, instruction and materials).

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FRIDAY EVENING (8:00 to 10:30 PM)

Meet & Greet

  • Don’t be afraid to lead with your work-in-progress!


SATURDAY MORNING (9:00 to 11:30 AM)

Writing Intensive

  • Figuring out your story and its parts
  • Why do you want to tell this story and what is the most effective way to connect with readers
  • How to edit your own work
  • How to polish your work for submission/publication



Marketing Intensive

  • Author D.A. Alston will provide tips to help with marketing and promotion


SATURDAY EVENING (9:00 PM to midnight)


  • How to accept and give criticism
  • How to find the holes in your work (and improve upon it)


SUNDAY MORNING (10:00 AM to 1:30 PM)


  • Self-Care Sunday & brunch
  • The mental, psychological, physical and emotional rigors of being a published author (and how to deal with them)
  • Self-care for writers