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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Far Field Retreat for Writers(May 18-21, 2006) and for you'ns who remember Dinty W. Moore (the writer, not the stew, not the comic strip character)

Got a note from someone asking me to mention the Far Field Retreat for Writers.

Accompanying that note was this release:

Far Field Retreat for Writers is a four-day retreat—May 18-21—for aspiring and established writers to explore writing ideas and techniques, mingle with other writers, and write on the relaxing and beautiful campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. The sixth annual conference in 2006 includes an opening night dinner at Meadow Brook Hall followed by three more days of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Workshops, readings, and panel discussions will be presented by established writers and teachers. This year's guests include award-winning authors Lee K. Abbott and Heather Sellers in fiction, Dinty Moore in creative nonfiction, and Nancy Eimers in poetry. Poet Mary Ann Samyn is the Director of the Far Field Retreat for Writers.

The cost for all workshops, on campus housing, the included meals (breakfast from Panera Bread, two lunches and two dinners), and readings is only $450. A commuter option (minus housing only) is also available for only $400. The registration deadline is May 1, 2006. E-mail at farfield =at= oakland.edu or click on www2.oakland.edu/english/farfield/index.cfm

Dinty -- for those of you who don't know of him and for those who do, but don't know what he's up to these days -- is the author of THE ACCIDENTAL BUDDHIST: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still, THE EMPEROR'S VIRTUAL CLOTHES, TOOTHPICK MEN: Short Stories, and THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction. He edits Brevity, a magazine of creative nonfiction, and teaches writing courses at Penn State, Altoona.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ola, what's up amigos? :)
I will be happy to get some assistance at the beginning.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)