Whidbey Island Writers Association presents the 3rd Annual
Writers' Lockdown Retreat - It's not too late to register!
April 19 - 21, 2013
Captain Whidbey Inn
"NILA's Lockdown Retreat is an amazing experience where writers and instructors spend several days together to discuss, teach, learn, and immerse themselves in the craft and structure of the written word. There is no escape, but who would want one? Every moment staff and attendees have the opportunity to delve into the writing process in a way that pushes us all to do our best work." - Terry Persun, mentor/instructor at last year's Retreat.
WE PROUDLY PRESENT OUR 2013 TEACHER/MENTORS
Andrea Hurst is the president of Andrea Hurst Literary Agency. She works with both major and regional publishing houses, and her client list includes new voices and NY Times best-selling authors. Andrea represents high profile adult nonfiction, and well-crafted fiction in all genres. She is a published author, and a faculty member for the MFA program in Creative Writing through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. For more information visit: www.andreahurst.com
Kelli Russell Agodon is a poet, writer, editor, and essayist from the Northwest. She is the author the award-winning collection of poems, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, Winner of the White Pine Poetry Prize chosen by Carl Dennis, Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Kelli is also the author of Small Knots (2004), Geography (2003). She is the editor of Seattle's Crab Creek Review and the Co-Founder of Two Sylvias Press. For more information visit: www.agodon.com
Bill Dietrich is a NY Times bestselling author and Pulitzer-winning journalist. He has written fifteen books, including historical thrillers that sold into thirty-one languages and prize-winning Northwest environmental texts. For more information visit: www.williamdietrich.com
Your Retreat Fee Includes:
REGISTER NOW using the form at the bottom of this page, or call Pat Brunjes 360.341.2910.
Upstairs in the historic inn: private wash basin, shared toilet and shower - $575, standard / $625, deluxe.
Lagoon Suite rooms: separate from the inn, overlooking lawns and the lagoon, private rooms w/bath - $675.
Cabins: Fully appointed cabins overlooking Penn Cove, full kitchens - $780.
Registrants may bring a non-participating guest for an additional $180 (food and lodging) Friday-Sunday. After registration, they may contact the Captain Whidbey Inn to extend their stay at a reduced room rate.
There's still time to submit your manuscript for evaluation!
Photos by: Lawrence W. Cheek