The retreat will feature three days of writing, discussion, and most of all, separation from a writer's regular life.
The Writer's Block focuses on African-American writers of all genres and meets every 3rd Saturday of the month for their regular meetings in Dallas. The organization formed because of a need to create a unified neighborhood where writers of a common background, shared interests, related cultural nuances, and experiences come together in a caring, supportive, and safe environment.
The first Writer's Block meeting was held at the Irving Public Library in 1996 by three women: Ann Fields, Lavonne Kelley, and Breggett Rideau. Since then, the group has grown and in 2004, the group received its non-profit status and has expanded to provide educational services, charitable opportunities, and literary events.
This weekend's Writer's Retreat is for writers who are serious about advancing their writing project and receiving feedback on that project from their peers. Holding the retreat away from the hustle and bustle of a writer's regular life helps the writer to find serenity, inspiration, and boost their creativity.
This year's Writer's Retreat is held at Mt Lebanon Camp in Cedar Hill, Texas. Mt. Lebanon Camp is a 503 wooded acre camp that holds up to 1200 people. The camp was donated to the Dallas Baptist Association in 1945. Located in Southwest Dallas County, the camp has developed into the perfect facility to host summer camps for children and youth, year-round retreats for persons of all ages, church staff leadership retreats, college ministry groups, and private/public school events or camps, and for this weekend, a retreat for writers to focus on writing.
WHAT: Writer's Retreat
WHEN: Oct 19 - 21, 2012
WHERE: Mt. Lebanon Camp
1701 Texas Plume Rd.
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
WHO: Writer's Block