Write with the river at your door

Write on the River 2018

September 20-23, 2018

A long weekend of Peace, Permission, and Page-filling Hours

 


If you're looking for inspiration and community, join us for a weekend writing workshop at the River Inn B&B in historic Brownsville NE.

Our home for this limited enrollment workshop is the beautiful  River Inn Bed and Breakfast, a floating inn on the Missouri River in the historic town of Brownville NE. The weekend will include craft talks and conversation, writing time and writing guidance, all focused on helping each participant expand skills and open up to the possibilities of the writing life. There will be plenty of free time to write, and the presence of the river for inspiration.

Meals and lodging included.


Join novelist Karen Gettert Shoemaker and poet Teri Youmans Grimm for a weekend of peace, writing instruction and writing time in historic Brownsville NE.

This limited enrollment workshop will take place literally “on the river” in the River Inn Bed and Breakfast, a floating inn on the Missouri River. The weekend will include craft talks by two experienced teachers, individual writing guidance, plenty of free time to write, and the presence of the river for inspiration. Meals and lodging included.


Meet the workshop leaders:

Karen Gettert Shoemaker is the author of the novel The Meaning of Names, and the short story collection Night Sounds and Other Stories. Her novel was selected for the ‘community read programs’ One Book One Nebraska, 2016 and Omaha Public Library’s Omaha Reads 2014.

She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and has taught creative writing and literature classes for more than 25 years. She is currently a faculty mentor with the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program.*

You can find out more about her at www.karenshoemaker.com

Teri Youmans Grimm is a fourth generation Floridian. She received her BFA in poetry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her MFA at Vermont College. Her poetry collection Dirt Eaters was chosen for the University of Central Florida’s contemporary poetry series and was published by the University Press of Florida. Her second collection, Becoming Lyla Dore, was published in 2016. She is the recipient of a Nebraska Arts Fellowship and has been awarded residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center. She teaches in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s low-residency MFA program.

* Note that Karen and Teri are both mentors at the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program. It’s a writing program you should check out at http://www.unomaha.edu/unmfaw/


Need details? We’ve got them for you.

Where will you be staying?

At the River Inn in Brownville Nebraska, floating right on the river!  We’ll let the Inn speak for itself. Check it out at http://www.river-inn-resort.com/index.html

How much will it cost?

Cost for the weekend, including tuition, lodging in private room, all meals, snacks, (Thursday evening through Sunday morning), and an evening dinner cruise on the Spirit of Brownville is only $649! Writers who have attended previous Write on the River events get a 10% discount

How do I register?

To register click on button in sidebar and you'll be redirected to a registration form.

What happens then?

After we receive your registration we will contact you with further details. Upon acceptance you will need to submit a registration deposit of $200. This deposit fee will be applied to the cost of the workshop. Balance due by August 1, 2018

Remember, limited enrollment!

Only 12 writers will be accepted to this sure to be fabulous weekend, so register early!  

We work on a first come first served basis here so don’t take it personally if we say sorry, no room at the inn (pun intended).

Questions?  E-mail us at larksongwritersplace@gmail.com or click on "Contact" button at top of page.


Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, Sept 20

2 – 5 p.m. Check in at River Inn

5:30 p.m. Welcome reception – Gather on Upper Deck, weather permitting.

6 p.m. Dinner – Dining Room

7:30 p.m. Gathering Circle – Upper Deck, weather permitting.  

Day 2 – Friday, September 21

8:30 - Breakfast - Dining room.

9:00 – Noon - Workshop

(There will be a ten to fifteen minute break mid-morning.)

12:30 – Lunch - Dining room

1 – 6 p.m. – Writing Time

6 p.m. – Dinner Dining Room

7 p.m. – Gathering Circle - Upper deck, weather permitting.

Day 3 – Saturday, September 22

8:30 - Breakfast

9 – Noon – Workshop

(There will be a ten to fifteen minute break mid-morning)

12:30 – Lunch – Dining Room

1 – 6 p.m. – Writing Time

5 – 7 p.m. – Dinner Cruise  - Gather on upper deck for boarding 15 minutes prior to departure.

7 p.m. Gathering Circle – Upper deck, weather permitting.

Day 4 – Sunday, September 23

8:30 – Breakfast – Dining Room

9 – 11 – Workshop

(There will be a ten to fifteen minute break mid-morning.)

11:30 Farewell Lunch – Dining Room

1 p.m. – Check out

Workshop Notes: Our motto for the weekend is: “Peace, Permission, and Productivity.”  With that in mind we ask that you are mindful of each other’s needs for solitude and refrain from conversation outside of your private room until 8:30 each morning, and respect one another’s desire just to be with the page all throughout the day. Keep conversations on board muted please.

·       Feel free to explore the area, walk the trails, and/or wander the streets of Brownville during free time.

·       Feel free to spend time with Karen and/or Teri discussing specific projects that you’re working on.

 

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