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Kennedy Creek Writing Retreat

June 25-28, 2020

Ever dreamed of running away to finish your novel? Kennedy Creek Resort invites you to escape to the North Georgia Mountains away from the noise and ambient light of the city to a place where lush green fields provide an open canvas and clouds reach down to fuel your creativity.

Here at the Kennedy Creek Resort, we have assembled a group of award-winning authors for an intensive, fun, and relaxing retreat geared toward the serious writer. 

Reserve before June 1 and receive 15% off!

The conference offers two full days of events focused on the craft of writing and marketing your finished product. Speakers are experts in their field and include authors, publishers, and marketing experts who will provide the resources to strengthen your craft.

Our workshop authors provide individual critiques of your work in progress. If interested, please read the bio of the author and contact them directly for payment instructions, manuscript delivery requirements, and an appointment time. If critique slots fill, more will be added. 

Join us for an author reception, on the June 25 and stay for workshops designed to help you finish your work in progress. The conference ends Sunday morning with an Open Mic of guests who want to read their work. But why leave on Sunday? While making your reservation, plan on spending another week at the resort pouring everything you learned during the conference into your manuscript.

Registration:
Cabin accommodations, all meals, nightly wine and charcuterie, and registration for the retreat June 25-28. Price $ 600.
Bunkhouse accommodations, all meals, nightly wine and charcuterie, and registration for the retreat June 25-28. Price $ 420.
Dormitory accommodations, all meals, nightly wine and charcuterie, and registration for the retreat June 25-28. Price $ 405.

Can’t spend the night?
Purchase a day pass for $ 100 which includes three meals, wine and cheese charcuterie, and a one-day admission to the retreat. Two- day pass for $ 200.

Please call 404-720-0087 for reservations as our space is extremely limited..

Kennedy Creek Writing Retreat Author Bios

Learn from experienced authors.

ROSEMARY DANIELL is the founder and leader of Zona Rosa, a series of writing workshops with events in Savannah, Atlanta and other cities, as well as in Europe. To date, over 300 Zona Rosans and counting have become published authors. Known as one of the best writing coaches in the country, she is also the multi-award-winning author of nine books of poetry and prose, including Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women’s Lives and The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself:  Writing and Living the Zona Rosa Way, and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in creative writing. Rosemary’s work has been featured in many magazines and papers, including Harper’s Bazaar, New York Woman, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Mother Jones; she has also been a guest on many national radio and television shows. In 2008, she received a Governor’s Award in the Humanities for her impact on the state of Georgia. She is profiled in the book Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. For further information, write her at rosemary@myzonarosa.com

ANGELA DeCaires: CEO, BookLogix. She has previously held positions as the Director of Publishing and Marketing & Communications Manager with the Atlanta-based publisher. Angela’s background includes experience in public relations, writing, broadcasting, and journalism, having spent a number of years as a TV news producer and news writer in New York state. She holds a degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College. BookLogix is a nontraditional publisher with a mission to change the publishing landscape. By producing quality work and educating authors on the necessities of publishing standards, we contribute to a market in which independently published books stand toe-to-toe with traditionally published books. We’re not a service provider—we’re a publisher dedicated to helping authors understand the industry and what it takes to make it. Very few publishing companies have the client satisfaction rate of BookLogix—Just ask an author who has worked with us. BookLogix has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and the satisfaction of our authors is of utmost importance.
General BookLogix Contact Info: www.booklogix.com 470-239-8547
publishing@booklogix.com angela@booklogix.com

AMBER NAGLE: Amber Lanier Nagle is a freelance writer with hundreds of nonfiction articles in her portfolio including published works in Georgia Magazine, Mother Earth News, Grit and Natural Awakenings. She recently accepted a position at the helm of Northwest Georgia GIVING magazine after stepping down from her post as editor of Calhoun Magazine, Health, Mind & Body, and Beyond Breast Cancer. In 2014, she published a collection of stories about keepsakes titled, Project Keepsake. She’s also published collections of her newspaper columns and Southern potpourri essays in eBooks titled, From the Porch and Southern Exposure. She placed third in the Georgia Press Association’s 2019 Magazine Commentary category and judged the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Awards in the Essay Category. She teaches memoir writing and freelancing workshops from time to time noting, “I’ve always loved to help others discover the joy of writing and selling their work to the world.” She’s currently working on a novel, a work of nonfiction, and the soon-to-be-released Georgia Girl podcast. Amber is a member of the Georgia Writers Association and the Calhoun Area Writers. She holds technical degrees from both Georgia Institute of Technology and Mercer University. Connect with Amber at www.AmberNagle.com.

Stacia Pelletier is the author of Accidents of Providence and The Half Wives, both of which were shortlisted for the Townsend Prize in Fiction. She earned graduate degrees in religion and historical theology from Emory University. She has been a Woodruff Fellow, a W.M. Keck Foundation Fellow, and a fellow of the Hambidge Center. She works at Emory University as a speechwriter and has taught creative writing at Candler School of Theology, Wake Forest School of Divinity, and the University of North Georgia.

GEORGE WEINSTEIN: George Weinstein is the author of the suspense thriller Watch What You Say; the Southern historical novel Hardscrabble Road; the Southern mystery Aftermath; the novel of forgotten U.S. history The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno; and the contemporary romance The Caretaker. His work also has been published in Writer’s Digest and in regional and national anthologies, including A Cup of Comfort for Writers.
George is the current President of the Atlanta Writers Club and has managed the Atlanta Writers Conference for a decade, helping nearly three thousand writers on their quest for publication.
On his website, http://www.georgeweinstein.com/, you can read the first chapter of George’s books for free and discover more about him and his work.

RENEA WINCHESTER: A 2020 winner of the NC Journalism Award for her garden column and the recipient of the Wilma Dykeman Award for Essay, Renea is also a two-time winner of the Appalachian Writer’s Award and the author of several non-fiction works including Farming, Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches (Mercer University Press) which was nominated for the prestigious SIBA award, earned a nomination for Georgia Author of the Year, and the endorsement from The Pulpwood Queens, the largest book club in the country. Renea has served on the Atlanta Writers Board, Georgia Writers Association, and judges multiple literary awards. In April 2020, Firefly Southern Fiction released Renea’s debut novel, Outbound Train. Set in her hometown of Bryson City, North Carolina, Outbound Train is nominated for the Crook’s Corner Prize and American Bookseller Award. Renea is currently working on her next novel, The Mountains Remember. Follow her on Facebook @ReneaWinchester, or subscribe to her blog at: blogthefarm.wordpress.com

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