There was a *lot* of interest in this, but due to lack of participants, I'm going to cancel W.R.I.T.E and try again in 2014 :)
It’s been a week since I announced here that I’m organizing a *FREE* writers’ weekend in Hawaii and the idea appears to be a hit!Who would have thunk it… a trip to Hawaii… in December… genius J
Thanks to everyone who's commented so far, As you can see/read here, there is a fair bit of excitement, so I am moving forward with the planning phase.
Within the next two weeks, I will post a tentative schedule, which may resemble a piece of Swiss-Hawaiian cheese – there will be several (many:) “TBD” open slots, but at least you’ll have an idea where I’m thinking and what I want to make this event a success J
I’m also going to reserve every Monday for the latest news and updates.
The schedule will be updated monthly through September and then I will update it weekly.
One official news item this week.Yes, I am certifiably nuts, (does that mean there are two official news items?)... however, if you read my original guest post over at Cassie Mae’s, I’m working not on a New Year’s Resolution, but a New Life Resolve, so my goal is to pay it forward and make this weekend a fun, relaxing time to escape.
Some non-hyperlinked chap called Alex suggested my idea sounded more like a retreat than a conference, and I love that :)
Therefore, the Writers’ Weekend will forever be known as:
The Writers’ Retweet…er I mean the
Writers’ Retreat Island-Time Escape(I swear I wrote “Retweet” first… is someone perhaps partaking of too much social media?)
I’d love for W.R.I.T.E to become an annual event, but that’s going to depend on you J
(Personally, I could do with arranging a poetry session…)If there’s a need, I’ll be there indeed.
If there’s not, I’ll feel like a snot.
As mentioned before, W.R.I.T.E is from Friday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, which coincides with the 41st Honolulu Marathon.If a weekend amongst friendly faces and caring critiques wasn’t enough, here’s a chance to visit the USS Arizona on December 7, the 72nd anniversary of the “date which shall live in infamy.”
Plus, if running a marathon is on your bucket list, you can join me as I run my tenth and last (official) 26.2 mile raceJ
If you are seriously interested in attending and want to lead a read-and-critique group or host a workshop, please let me know via the comments – or feel free to send me an email via email@example.com
And, please let me know if there is something, some session that you’d love to see on the schedule – I’ll see if I can make it happen.
Cheers and aloha :)
PS…. Would you rather be here in Winter?
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