Urban Weekend Retreats
AUTHORS AT LARGE (AAL) offers intensive weekend writing retreats in some of the most exciting cities in the world. Our first is in Hong Kong from November 24 to 26, 2017 (registrations closed) Next year's will be a workshop on the novel in Berlin from July 6 to 8, 2018 (now open for applications and registration).
We select convenient, central locations with good conference/teaching facilities, close to hotels and other facilities for visitors to the city. Participants must make their own arrangements for accommodations.
Admittance to these retreats are by application for first time participants with AAL. Former and current AAL clients may register at a discount and are not required to apply.
Your Writing Weekend
A typical weekend begins on Friday evening and covers full days on Saturday and Sunday with a generative style writing workshop. The retreat includes a review of excerpts of participants' writing structured around various writing craft issues. Revision is encouraged and in-session writing exercises are used to develop your work. Lunch is included and lunchtime conversations will center around aspects of the writing life -- finding agents, publishing, how to sustain writing with other life responsibilities and careers. There are opportunities for participants to share their work.
The author leading the retreat will usually also offer a limited number of individual manuscript consultations for longer works at a special rate only for retreat participants.