Spend the week workshopping a novel in progress and talking about novel-related questions: how to embark upon a bigger project; how much to plan in outline and how much to leave open; how to ‘find’ the story; how to choose point of view; how to sustain yourself through the narrative long haul, how to “thicken” plot.
Participants should bring 15 pages of a novel in progress to be workshopped.
Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Remember Me Like This, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the winner of the 2015 McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns Prize. Bret is also the author of the award-winning Corpus Christi: Stories, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The Independent (London) and The Irish Times, and the editor of Naming the World and Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. He teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and at Harvard University, where he is the Director of Creative Writing.
Cost: $1,695 with premium accommodation/ $695 without
includes 6 nights private accommodation at Noepe Center, an elegant former bed and breakfast in the heart of Edgartown; a welcome wine reception; 5 days of workshops with Bret on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard, a Thursday garden reading by Bret Anthony Johnston.
Please plan to arrive Sunday afternoon and depart from Noepe on Saturday morning.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Noepe Center, as well as their own food. Noepe has a large, well appointed kitchen. Participants are encouraged to use these facilities to prepare meals. Noepe is in the center of Edgartown. Everything from restaurants to bookstores and shops is within a few blocks walk of Noepe, as are the town’s theater, museum, harbor and beaches.
For more information regarding accommodations at Noepe,and for details on traveling to Martha’s Vineyard, visit the appropriate sections on this web site.