davis center exteriorEach day we will meet in creative, inspiring spaces in the Davis Center on the campus of the College of the Atlantic, situated directly on the rocky coastline of Frenchman Bay (pictured above). We will provide craft talks on topics such as creating life-like characters, plotting your novel, or tackling a screenplay. We’ll also hear thought-provoking and encouraging talks on the philosophy of writing and the writing life.

Participants will meet daily in workshops and receive constructive feedback from interested readers and published writers.

Laurie Fox, of the Linda Chester Literary Agency will join us to provide advice on how to get your finished work into the hands of readers in today’s rapidly changing world of publishing, and participants will be able to pitch their manuscripts to her.

In addition to the regular facilitators of the workshop, several nationally-known authors will join us for readings and Q&A sessions.

  • Deborah Reed, author of Carry Yourself Back to Me (a Best Book of 2011 Amazon Editors’ Pick)
  • Carolyn Cooke, author of  Daughters of the Revolution (named one of the best novels of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle and The New Yorker Magazine)
  • Stuart Woods, author of forty-four novels, including the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series.

Since writers need rich experiences to fuel their writings, a healthy writing community can’t consist solely of workshops, craft talks, and readings. That’s why we have built in time and opportunities for participants to spend time enjoying the restaurants, sightseeing, and nightlife of the spectacular town of Bar Harbor.  Participants will be able to spend an afternoon in tranquil Acadia National Park, take a whale-watching cruise on the Gulf of Maine, visit picturesque lighthouses, or just sit on the rocky coast and write.

See our schedule for the week here.


Picture of Davis Center courtesy of College of the Atlantic.