LoonSong: A Writer’s Retreat

loonsongSponsored by VCFA, from September 8-12, 2016, here is a writer’s retreat for the newly impassioned writer as well as the established writer. Held at Elbow Lake Lodge in Minnesota’s north woods, the retreat promises smoothing for everyone. A place to hone skills, find new approaches to craft, connect with other writers, seek renewal or quiet or a place to hum, make career connections in the world of writing for children and young adults.

Led by retreat faculty with an amazing array of talent and humor and heart–including the incomparable Marion Dane Bauer, who writes:

A couple of autumns ago, two Vermont College of Fine Arts alumni of the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Debby Dahl Edwardson and Jane Buchanan, and I, a retired faculty member from VCFA, gathered in Debby’s cabin on an island in a lake in northern Minnesota. We went there to dream of a retreat for writers for children and young adults, those just starting out and seeking information and encouragement and those long established and looking for a community of their peers. We knew that given a long weekend in this breathtaking wilderness we could nurture one another.

Looks like a magical setting on which to imagine and reimagine yourself, your work in progress, your writing life.