Fiction Among Friends
Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat and Story Workshops
on the art of story, both written and spoken
by Perky Granger and Cassie Selleck,
support from the Adirondack Center for Writing
July 13 - 17, 2007
Those opting for the full retreat will stay at
Beaver Meadow Lodge .
Workshops will be held at Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, Athol,
The Northwoods Lodge, 188 Bear Pond Road, Athol, NY 12810
|Fiction Among Friends will offer a variety of options to writers
and storytellers July 13-17 in the little Adirondack Mountain town of Thurman,
NYjust minutes from Lake George Village, but, as Thurman folks like
to say, light years different. Visiting Thurman is like stepping back in
time, to a place where the pace of life is slower, and there's time to stop
in this quiet place to contemplate life's blessings and the natural beauty
surrounding you. Whether you choose one workshop or the whole retreat enchilada,
it's a great place to get in touch with the artist within, hone your skills
and stretch your literary wingsall in a warm, supportive atmosphere.
To accommodate different tastes, needs and schedules, organizers Perky Granger
and Cassie Selleck offer several different ways for you to participate.
OPTION I. THE FULL RETREAT PACKAGE
Be an in-residence retreat participant, (limited to those 21 years of
age and older). Immerse yourself in the writing experience and become
energized by the synergy generated from working, eating, talking, laughing
and playing together for the duration of the retreat--and beyond. If
you are serious about moving forward with your work in progress and
need inspiration, guidance, support and nurturing, this is the best
option for you. Reservations and prepayment are required. Early bird
discounts till May 15; all payments due by June 15.
Retreat participants' fees include all meals, all workshops,
admission to the Story Concert, blocks of quiet free writing time, in-residence
critique sessions and campfire readings and storytelling. Fee does not
cover scheduled individual consultation/critque
sessions with visiting authors/storytellers.
Those opting for the full retreat will be guests at Beaver
Meadow Lodge, space limited to 7 guests. $750 fee includes lodging
in this rustic log cabin, as well as all meals, workshops, peer critque
sessions, campfires, etc. Fee does not cover individual consultation/critque
sessions with visiting authors/storytellers. You are invited to attend
a free tour of Toad Hill Maple
Farm and Nettle
Meadow Goat Farm and Cheese Factory and Martins'
Lumber & Stained Glass Stepping Stones. Please sign up on the
REGISTRATION FORM FOR BEAVER
MEADOW LODGE RETREAT OPTION
OPTION II. ACTIVITIES WITHOUT RETREAT
Prearrange to take some or all of the workshops, author consultations
and Story Concert on an "a la carte" basis, commuting from
home or from area lodging arranged
by yourself. We can recommend motels,
B&Bs and campsites close by, or refer you to area Chambers of
Commerce. Please note size limitations and other restrictions of the
various workshops, and click on the link to each presenter's page to
learn more about the workshop and what you may need to bring. Reservations
and prepayment are required, and we suggest reserving early before workshop
slots are filled. You may be eligible for a discount.
A. Workshops on an amazing array of writing and storytelling
are shown on the schedule page.
They are open to all except as noted on the schedule. You may add a
lunch to your prepaid workshop registration for a small fee. Prepayment
is required to secure your place. (See payment details.)
B. Individual Author Critique/Consultation Sessions
- Consult privately with one of our author/presenters
about your work. Consultation length and fees are shown on the registration
forms. You should check the consultant's page on our website to learn
what prerequisites apply.
C. Story Concert - We hope you will join us on Saturday evening
at 7p.m. for the Story Concert ($8 if prepaid via the web site,
till July 5, $10 at the gate), to feature nationally-known storyteller
Bil Lepp, Bob Reiser, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth,
and others.. Refreshments will be available but you will need
to bring your own chair. We recommend layered clothing
for changeable mountain weather.
D. Free Tours - You are invited to attend
a free tour of Toad Hill Maple
Farm , Nettle Meadow
Goat Farm and Cheese Factory, and Martin's
Lumber and Stained glass Stepping Stones. (Please sign up with us
on the registration form.)
REGISTRATION FORM FOR