This seven-day workshop will take place from 12th-19th August in the beautiful environs of Anchor Listing Villa in Content, St. James, Jamaica. Its purpose is to allow emerging and established writers to work with a Guest Artist on creating new story ideas, finishing first drafts, and polishing existing manuscripts.
The Retreat will include workshops, writing time as well as excursions into Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril. Participants will be instructed in writing techniques to promote their creative thinking, as well as one-on-one manuscript consultation with the retreat leaders (up to 40,000 words for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or short-story).
The retreat’s Guest Artists are Crystal Wilkinson (poetry and fiction) and Bonnie Omer Johnson (fiction). The Writer in Residence is J J Gumbs, novelist, poet and short story writer; and the Retreat Coordinator is Keisha L. Morris who describes herself as writer-in-training.