Sponsored 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.
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.