Thursday, December 24, 2009

Invitation: Writers On Fire In Hawaii - Jan. 15-22 Only 2 spots left!

View from upper deck of Pipeline House
Dear Writers,
Ready for a week of creative pampering? Eager to explore new ways to express yourself and hungry to experiment with different forms of writing? Dreaming of a rejuvenating stay in a tropical beach villa in Hawaii? Now you can have it all. Pack your bags, pens, notebooks and laptops! Discover the stories inside you, kick off the new year by claiming the writer in you. And join me at the next phase of Writers On Fire -- exclusive one-week writing retreats chock-full of creative adventure. Perfect for seasoned writers or beginners alike.

Pipeline House
SITE OF RETREAT:  Picture a relaxing, 7-night stay at the privately owned Pipeline House on the North Shore of Oahu -- a breathtaking beachside villa overlooking Sunset Beach's world famous surfwave, the Banzai Pipeline, where the World Surf Championships are held every year. Ocean views from every room. See for more info. Come experience this mecca for surfers and seekers alike. Be inspired by the raw force of nature, the laidback surfer style, and create breakthroughs in your writing.

Lisa Firestone, pictured above on lower deck of Pipeline House at sunset,
will lead daily (optional) surfing from 8-10am.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?This retreat is designed for all writers -- beginning to advanced -- who want to venture into new territory and create, or at least begin, new work. It is also a good opportunity for those eager to stretch or cross the boundaries of genre -- fiction writers who want to tell the truth; nonfiction writers who want to learn to lie; poets who want to try prose; prose writers curious about playwriting; screenwriters, actors and filmmakers looking to capture stories on the page; and novices primed for adventure. We especially welcome people who’re writing books as well and want to make big leaps forward with their projects, or finally get them kickstarted.

 Carolyn Reuben, previous Writers On Fire In Hawaii participant,
reading her work w/twilit sky as backdrop
SCHEDULE:  Arrival on 1/15; double writing workshops on 1/16 (10:30-12:30; lunch break; free time, writing; 3:30-5:30 afternoon workshop; 6-7 cocktails; 7 dinner; evening free for writing), 1/17; 1/18 a morning session, then a free afternoon; 1/19 double workshop; 1/20 morning session and evening, public reading and celebration!); 1/21 free day!; 1/22 departure. Includes one-hour private coaching at outset of retreat to plan week, talk out goals; and one-hour private workshop to cap retreat, to create workable schedule, goals, and writers' contract.

One of the bedrooom work areas
COSTS:  Recession-friendly low cost of $2,000 total. Airfare, which is approximately $300-$500 roundtrip from LAX to Honolulu, is not included. However, van transport from the airport to the house is provided. Continental breakfast from 6am – 10am, along with a light lunch and snacks, are also included, as well as the 7-night, 6-day stay. Includes 5-day intensive workshop plus one free day in this luxe and legendary hotspot.

Picturesque Shark's Cove, a short walk or bike ride up path
from Pipeline House near popular Brazilian acai stand
 NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:  There are currently only three spots left for this amazing retreat -- secure your spot now! For more info, including a sample schedule, please e-mail at Also, check out our freshly revamped and launched site executed by the dynamic duo, J Square PR. Comments welcome. Keep checking back -- many many new retreats, workshops and more to come.

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