The 11th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat was held from June 13 to June 16 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan, 15 miles southwest of Traverse City. The retreat featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, time to write, one-on-one manuscript consultations, and a dinner. The retreat also offered a practicum on June 17 that includes additional consultations, lectures, and panel discussions on publishing. The faculty included poet Michael Delp, fiction writers John Mauk and Mary Kay Zuravleff, and nonfiction writer Mardi Jo Link. Participating writers included poet-in-residence Fleda Brown; and fiction and nonfiction writer-in-residence Anne-Marie Oomen. The cost of the conference was $495; the cost of the June 17 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.