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Mississippi Writers' Weekend Retreat - Prose, Productivity, Publication


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Prose - Production - Publication

Spend time feeding your creativity while we nurture your mind, body, and soul! Delicious, healthy meals are provided while local authors share their wisdom. Come join this lively community of writers at The Homestead, where writing becomes an adventure. Meet project goals, receive professional critique, and learn how to best reach your audience when publishing.

Why is this retreat different?

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This is a working retreat that produces real results! For example, Armando de la Cruz came to our 2017 retreat with an idea to tell people in retirement how they could better enjoy their golden years. He outlined his book at the retreat and wrote the introduction. Armando worked with his mentor to publish his book. Less than a year later, he was presenting all over his community with Growing Old Well.

This retreat births books, tenure articles, MFA projects, blogs, and magazine articles. It helps people get reviews or revamp projects that haven’t done as well as they would like. It helps participants find the best avenues for publication, and shows them how to find an audience.

*This year, get ready hear how you can become part of our Literary Magazine!

Our Mentors for 2019

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What is an Author One-on-One?

There will be several published authors on hand to give you more intensive help throughout the weekend. Each attendee will be scheduled for an hour long one-on-one session with one of the authors (your mentor) to discuss plotting, editing, or general advice. 

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Prose, Productivity & Publication

The Homestead Education Center received a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission to encourage POC to publish. We have a limited number of half-price scholarships for minority authors. Please select Partial Scholarship if you are a minority writer who wants to publish a book that increases the number of minority characters seen in books or articles. Help us close the gap!

4th Annual Mississippi Writers’ Retreat Schedule

Thursday

3-5pm Find a bed and grab a cup of tea, walk the grounds, or cozy up and get to work!

5pm Welcome (Big Group Living Room)

Goals and Expectations – Alison, Just Write, Edit Later – John, Setting Goals - Terry

6pm Dinner – Healthy and Local (Kitchen and Dining Rooms)

7:30pm  Workshop 1 -  (Big Group Living Room)

Setting Specific Goals and Action Steps - John

 Go over your action steps in your Mentor Groups

 9:30 – Quiet Time

Friday

8am Breakfast (Kitchen and Dining Rooms)

9am Morning Big Group Talk – (Big Group Living Room)

Review Goals Set and Expectations

Nuggets for Focus and Getting it Done (Terry and John and Maggie and Alison)

9:45am Quiet Writing or Mentor Meetings

11am Workshop (Big Group Living Room)

Save the Cat Writes a Novel - Terry

12pm Lunch on your own – Take a break and head into town with your Mentor Group

2pm Meet-up check-in  (Big Group Living Room)

Pushing Through the Uglies (30 mins) - Panel

2-4pm Quiet Writing or Mentor Meetings

4pm Workshop (Big Group Living Room)  

Bring Your Struggle – Prose Wash -  John

5:30pm Dinner – Fresh and Local (Kitchen and Dining Rooms)

7pm Critique Groups with Mentors

9:30pm Quiet Time

 Saturday

8am Breakfast

9am Workshop (Big Group Living Room)

Finding Your Audience and Marketing Tactics that Work - Marti

10-11:30am Quiet Writing and Mentor Meetings

11:30am Check in on Goals – Terry

12pm Share Lunch Together (Kitchen and Dining Rooms)

1pm Workshop (Big Group Living Room) Final Push Talk – Panel

1:30-3:30pm Writing

3:30pm Alison Guerrilla Marketing Marathon

5pm Dinner on your own with new friends

7pm Mentor Groups Meet for Critiques

 Sunday

8am Breakfast

9am Where To Go From Here? Terry

New Goals, Critique Partners, Next Steps

11am Clean Up and Say Good-bye

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The Homestead Education Center received a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission to encourage POC to publish. We have a limited number of half-price scholarships for minority authors. Please select Partial Scholarship if you are a minority writer who wants to publish a book that increases the number of minority characters seen in books or articles. Help us close the gap!

 

Earlier Event: September 28
Homestead Day
Later Event: November 2
Fermentation Fair