By now, most Readers know I’m organizing W.R.I.T.E. (Writers’ Retreat Island-Time Escape.)Originally announced here, the W.R.I.T.E point is to enjoy a FREE* writers’ weekend on Oahu, Hawaii.
(*How I wish I could arrange to bring everyone who wants to come by winning the Lotto here in Hawaii an-
oh, there is no Lotto in Hawaii… Well, if I won $1 million on a scratch ca-
oh, there are no scratch cards either…
OK, I tried… you’re on your own :)
Obviously, you’ll need to pay your way here, find accommodation, a rental car, pay for your own meals, drinks and stuff like that… but the rest – as in locations, I got covered J
As mentioned before, W.R.I.T.E is from Friday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, which coincides with the 72nd anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the 41st Honolulu Marathon.
|No. 1 Son reads the names of those added to the USS Arizona Memorial|
So, with a budget in the range of a big, fat ZERO, I can’t put on anything fancy, but I do have a rough schedule as promised – it will get better… (and don’t laugh :)
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
|Barbers Point Beach|
3 p.m. Guest speaker (TBD – don’t laugh, seriously)
4 p.m. read-and-critique session by the beach (until the sun goes down and we can’t read.)
Sat. Dec. 7, 2013
8 a.m. Breakfast on the bay at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) (Details to follow…)
9:30 a.m. Travel to meeting room (Pearl Harbor – 10 mins)
10 a.m. – noon Workshop (TBD)
Noon to 1 p.m. Non-hosted lunch at base food court.
3 p.m. Travel to beach at Bellows Air Force Station (20 mins)3:30 p.m.: Read-and-critique session by the beach (until the sun goes down and we can’t read.)
Sunday, Dec. 8, 20136 a.m. to 2 p.m.: IF you’re interested in joining me, I’m running the 41st Honolulu Marathon. (It won’t take me eight hours – maybe seven J - I’m just blocking the timeframe.
IF you’re not doing the marathon, here’s a provisional schedule:
8 a.m. Breakfast on your own
9 a.m. – 10:30 Workshop TBD (Pearl Harbor meeting room)
10:40 – 12:10 p.m. Workshop TBD (Pearl Harbor meeting room)
12:20 – 2 p.m. Workshop TBD (Pearl Harbor meeting room)
3 p.m. Closing ceremony, non-hosted “early dinner” at Sam Choy’s (beachside) Seafood Restaurant (JBPHH)
The schedule is TENTATIVE, but I plan to lock everything down and add more as I can (i.e. I’m looking for volunteer speakers with related expertise – no “little blue pill” salesmen need apply. J.The schedule will be updated at least monthly through September and then I will update it weekly.
I’m also going to reserve every Monday for the latest news and updates. (Next Monday, I will fill out some of the TBD slots :)
If you have a question, leave it in the comments – and I will respond via comments – or directly if requested.
PS… one other announcement:
The Linky List for the Got Green 2.’0 BlogFest goes live Friday…
Hope you can join me in celebrating all things Oirish… to be shure J