Abroad Writers' Conference and Workshops

Como, Italy


Details
Jun 22 - Jun 29, 2014

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:May 22, 2014
TUITION / COST:From $1,390+
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Nancy Gerbault
PHONE: 209-296-4052
EMAIL: abroadwriters@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: http://www.abroadwritersconference.com

A summit of International Authors and Writers at Various Stages of Their Literary Careers.

Welcome to Abroad Writers' Conference, where world voices are heard and you participant in the discussion.

Our top heavy conferences are led by some of the worlds most talented authors, journalist, poets, playwrights and screenwriters.

Stimulating talks, readings, Q&A's, writing workshops, private consultations and social gatherings all take place within a week.

Abroad Writers’ Conference will hold our next event at Villa La Gallietta at Lake Como, Italy. Villa La Gallieta was one of seven eighteenth-century villas built along the western shores of Lake Como in the town of Como.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

RAE ARMANTROUT--Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

ROBERT OLEN BUTLER--Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

NIKKY FINNEY--National Book Award in Poetry

PAUL HARDING--Pulitzer Prize Fiction

EDWARD HUMES--Pulitzer Prize in Journalism

JACQUELYN MITCHARD--Orange Prize finalist, Editor-in-chief Merrit Books

ALEX SHOUMATOFF--Contributing editor Vanity Fair

JANE SMILEY--Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

SUSAN WHEELER--National Book Award finalist in Poetry


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


Location

Villa La Galllietta, Lake Como, Italy
Como
Italy



Abroad Writers' Conference and Workshops

Abroad Writers' Conference will hold our Winter Writers' Conference and Workshops at Villa La Galliette, Lake Como, Italy. June 22 - 29, 2014

WORKSHOPS:

Fiction, Nonfiction,Poetry Workshop 5 days--3 hours a day (max. 12)

Poetry with Music Workshop 7 days--4 1/2 hours a day (max. 12)

FULL Manuscript Line Edit & Critique: 3 days--8 hours a day (max. 6)

FICTION–ROBERT OLEN BUTLER, PAUL HARDING and JANE SMILEY

CREATIVE NON-FICTION & MEMOIR–EDWARD HUMES & ALEX SHOUMATOFF

POETRY–RAE ARMANTROUT, NIKKY FINNEY and SUSAN WHEELER

POETRY W/MUSIC –NIKKY FINNEY with Musicians: bass, BARRY GREEN–Cincinnati Symphony and Touring concert pianist/jazz singer MARINA PACOWSKI. This will be seven day workshop/4 1/2 hours a day. Participants will be working with Nikky Finney for poetry, Marina Pacowski for voice coaching and Barry Green for combining poetry with music.

FULL MANUSCRIPT LINE EDIT & CRITIQUE —JACQUELYN MITCHARD. This is an intensive three full day workshop. Jacquelyn will do a full edit and critique prior to the workshop of everyones full manuscripts, no limit on pages. Plus, all participant must read everyones manuscripts; afterwards, each participant will receive a four hour critique of their work.