Items Tagged With retreats

The Aha! Moment: Cara Blue Adams of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 2.10.16

Michael Bourne

Each year, countless writers vie for the prestigious “waitership” position at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. Former waiter and current reader Cara Blue Adams discusses her response to the short story “1997” by Mai Nardone, one of the 558 writers who applied for the coveted position last year.

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Kimbilio Nurtures Black Writers

by Morgan Jerkins

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.16

March/April 2016

Now in its third year, the annual Kimbilio fiction writers retreat provides “an oasis, a sort of freeing space, where nobody has to apologize for being their black self or writing about black people.”

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Free Retreats, Fairs, and Festivals: Inspiring Getaways for Writers on a Budget

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 2.10.16

Staff

Whether it’s a daylong festival, a weekend conference, or a four-week residency, there are countless options for writers looking for a retreat. We rounded up more than eighty free conferences, residencies, and festivals across the country so that you can find the literary getaway that’s right for you—at little to no cost.

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Cheryl Strayed’s Writers Camp: Connection and Community in Big Sur

by Mary Stewart Atwell

Special Section

Posted 2.10.16

Mary Stewart Atwell

A novelist recounts her experiences at Cheryl Strayed’s Writers Camp at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, where she learned the importance of recognizing authenticity in her writing and finding her tribe.

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