OCTOBER 3-5, 2014
WATER’S EDGE RESORT & SPA
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE – REGISTER EARLY FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
NAMW MEMBER DISCOUNT!
Early early bird Discount rate: $475
Special Room Discount: $209
800-222-5901 and ask for reservations. Tell them you are with NAMW.
If you are thinking about writing your memoir, have 100 pages you’re struggling with, or even an entire completed draft of your book, you owe it to yourself to come to this First Annual memoir workshop retreat sponsored by the
National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW)
BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING LOCATION
The Water’s Edge off the coast of Connecticut
Find the answers to many of your questions and concerns as you work to find your voice, theme, and structure for your book. Discuss your concerns about family members’ reactions with experienced authors who have struggled with the same issues. Work on the most difficult challenges you want to explore in your memoir and learn how to break the silence that has kept you from writing. Find out about the current publishing choices available to you when you finish your manuscript.
If you can’t seem to start writing, this is an opportunity to jump start your memoir. You will come home from this weekend retreat with several vignettes for new chapters that will help you complete your memoir journey.
ForeWord Book of the Year Award and IPPY AWARD-WINNING
MEMOIR AUTHORS ARE YOUR MENTORS AND GUIDES
ON THIS UNIQUE JOURNEY INTO MEMOIR
Linda Joy Myers, Judy Mandel, and Jerry Waxler
Small workshop groups and one-on-one mentoring sessions by published, award-winning memoir authors Linda Joy Myers (President of NAMW), Jerry Waxler and Judy L. Mandel make this writer’s retreat the one you don’t want to miss.
PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS: FIRST COME BASIS
Instructors will be scheduling half hour personal mentoring sessions to discuss your memoir. Time for these sessions is limited so schedule yours now when you register online here (link to registration). Bring your questions and issues, or a brief summary of your story to discuss.
IN-DEPTH WRITING WORKSHOPS
Workshops will take you through the process of beginning your memoir,
finding your voice, and discovering the arc of your story. You will write to
exercise your writing voice and develop your memoir themes. Writing will
be shared in an atmosphere of acceptance and constructive comments
geared to help you develop your memoir.
SMALL WORKSHOPS –
Each of three workshop focus groups are
limited in size
so register early to reserve your spot and a discounted room at
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, Connecticut.
Panel discussions with all three authors will address:
- How to jump start your memoir
- Exploring truth and memory
- Finding and focusing your theme
- Breaking the silence
- Discovering the structure of your memoir
- Family concerns
- Finding your voice
- Publishing choices and questions
Register by July 15th for $525 for
three days of in-depth work on your memoir.
DON’T FORGET THE SPA!
(SPECIAL PRICES FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS!)
We have a discount rate for rooms: $209 per night. Please call 800-222-5901 and ask for reservations. Tell them you are with the group National Association of Memoir Writers and reserve your room at the highly discounted rate.
Behold the Connecticut Shoreline
Water’s Edge Resort and Spa – Connecticut Hotel
Set along the graceful Long Island Sound, discover Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, an oasis of rest and rejuvenation. Guests of our historic Westbrook, CT resort enjoy access to countless indulgent amenities including breathtaking beaches, fabulous overnight accommodations, dazzling meeting and event space, award-winning dining, warm hospitality and a luxurious, full-service spa. A sincere dedication to the serenity and well-being of our guests has helped us become one of the premier New England beach resorts for leisure travelers, groups and corporate guests. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa is an ideal location for your romantic escape, one-of-a-kind wedding, seaside vacation, or Connecticut meeting and event with a view.
Reserve your stay at the only beachfront resort in Westbrook, CT and enjoy panoramic vistas along 20 oceanfront acres. Guests also enjoy access to a collection of indoor and outdoor pursuits including casinos, boat rides, shopping, golf, museums and much more.