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Shake Rag Alley Writers Retreat 
"Mining the Story"
April 28-30 2017

Join fellow writers for a 3-day Writers Retreat: Mining the Story. It’s a golden opportunity to enrich your talent and prospects.

 Interwoven around the main workshops will be several inspiring shorter classes and panel discussions about craft, self-publishing, blogging, and other topics open to all. 
Share lunches with your new writing friends each day and have some fun together in the evenings. 

Manuscript consultations are available with instructors on a first sign up, first served basis, at a very affordable price. 
Schedule
 FRIDAY: 
10–11am
  Welcome and Self-publishing Panel.  Judy Sutcliffe and Kristin Mitchell
11am–noon The Writer's Blog, Good Practices. Philip Hartigan
Lunch
1:30–3pm  Keeping a Writer's Journal. Patricia Ann McNair & Philip Hartigan
3–4:30pm   Life into Fiction, a brief generative workshop with novelist Shawn Shiflett 
4:45–5:45pm 25 minute Manuscript Consultations (Hammond, Rice, McNair - 4:45 & 5:15)
5–6:30pm Meet and Greet
7–9pm  Workshops: Hammond (writing for young people), Rice (fiction), McNair (memoir)
 SATURDAY: 
9–10am
 Manuscript Consultations (Shiflett - 9 & 9:30)
10am–noon  Workshops continued.
Lunch
1–4pm Workshops continued.
4:30–5:30pm  Writing Instructors panel Q&A
6–7pm Open mic - participants


SUNDAY: 
9–10am
 Manuscript Consultations (Rice, Hammond, McNair, Shiflett - 9:00 & 9:30)
10–noon  Handmade Books, Philip Hartigan & Judy Sutcliffe 
Lunch
1:30–3:30pm  Workshops conclude. 
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Choose one of three genres taught by either Christine Rice (Fiction), Sarah Hammond (Writing for Young People), or Patricia Ann McNair (Memoir, and Retreat Artistic Director) for an in-depth workshop that will challenge you across the three days. These workshop directors are well-published and award-winning, and they are active, experienced teachers of writing. 
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If your preferred class is full, click here to join a wait-list. 

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17A440 - Digging In: Memory to Memoir
17A440 - Digging In: Memory to Memoir
April 28-30, 2017
Friday-Sunday, see schedule
Patricia McNair  6


Register by: April 17, 2017



17A445 - From Picture Books to YA: Find Your Story
17A445 - From Picture Books to YA: Find Your Story
April 28-30, 2017
Friday-Sunday, see schedule
Sarah Hammond  10


Register by: April 17, 2017



17A450 - Crafting the Short Story or Novel Chapter
17A450 - Crafting the Short Story or Novel Chapter
April 28-30, 2017
Friday-Sunday, see schedule
Chris Rice  8


Register by: April 17, 2017



17A455 - One on One - Manuscript Consultation
17A455 - One on One - Manuscript Consultation
April 28-30, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 25 min as scheduled
McNair, Hammond, Rice, Shiflett  10


Register by: April 17, 2017