The 12th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat was held from June 12 to June 15 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. The retreat featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, one-on-one manuscript consultations, time to write, and a dinner. The faculty included poet Baron Wormser; fiction writers Desiree Cooper, Katey Schultz, and Mary Kay Zuravleff; and nonfiction writers Mardi Jo Link and Robert Vivian. Participating writers-in-residence included poet and nonfiction writers Anne-Marie Oomen and Teresa Scollon. The retreat also offered a practicum on June 16 that includes additional consultations, lectures, and panel discussions on publishing. The cost of the conference was $520; the cost of the June 16 practicum was an additional $45 (or $115 to include a one-on-one consultation). Lodging and meals were not included; lodging on campus was available for discounted rates. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Interlochen Writer’s Retreat, Interlochen Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 199, Interlochen, MI 49643. (231) 276-7387.