Join authors Mary Amato and John Feffer for an energizing mix of writing workshops, one-on-one critiques, group discussion, and time to write. For writers working in any genre—fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screen or stage play, etc. Use this inspiring day to take a work-in-progress further or to write something completely new. Limited to 25 participants.
Noon-2 pm Brown bag lunch (bring your own lunch) and short presentations/discussions with Amato and Feffer.
2-6 pm Individual writing time and one-on-one conferences with either Amato or Feffer (there will be a sign up for one-on-one conferences so you can know your time slot)
6-7 pm Communal dinner (food is provided)
7-9 pm Reading and Feedback 7-9 pm
The Writing Day-Retreat will be held at the at the College Park Arts Exchange at Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740. The house is located within walking distance of the college park metro. Street parking is available for free. Total cost is $55, which includes dinner.
Space is limited and registration has already begun. Contact Mary Amato to register ASAP: info (at) maryamato (dot) com
Mary Amato is a novelist, poet, essayist, songwriter, and playwright, who has a great day job writing fiction for young adults and children with 17 titles currently in print. Her creative non-fiction work has appeared in The Washington Post, Education Week, Mothering, and more. She is co-founder of Firefly Shadow Theater, and founder of the Silver Spring Town Center Arts Salon and the Hive, organizations that promote creative networking and artistic growth. www.maryamato.com.
John Feffer has written and produced ten plays, including four one-man shows, and is the author of several non-fiction books and numerous articles on foreign policy. He is also the author of several novels, including Frostlands, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Splinterlands. He serves as the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. www.johnfeffer.com.