Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Seton Hill June 2007 Residency Series - The Retreat

Since I graduated from Seton Hill this past January, this was my first official WPF Alumni Retreat. It was wonderful.

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketDeanna Lepsch

IN YOUR RIGHT MIND - JUNE 22-24, 2007

Guest Speaker - Michael Bracken
Guest Agent - Jennifer Jackson of Donald Maass Agency

Friday:
Registration and Pitch Sessions
Elaine Ervin - Website Building and Blogging for Writers
Peer Critique Sessions
Ron Edison - Hearing with Your Ears
Carmine DeYoung - Techniques for a Successful Author Visit


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketRon Edison and Rhonda Mason

Saturday:
Jennifer Jackson - Recipe for a Five Star Agent
Heidi Ruby Miller - Viral Networking
Michael Bracken - The Three Keys to Getting Published
Patrick Picciarelli - How to Write a Book Proposal
Roundtable Discussion - Shelley Bates, Sally Bosco, Michael Bracken, Diana Dru Botsford, Carmine DeYoung, Ron Edison, Elaine Ervin, Jennifer Jackson, Heidi Ruby Miller, Patrick Picciarelli

Catherine Asaro Presentation


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketHeidi Ruby Miller, Mary SanGiovanni, and Adam SanGiovanni

Sunday:
Shelley Bates - Writing for More Than One Market
Sally Bosco - How to Write Manga
Diana Dru Botsford - The Art & Business of Adaptation for the Visual Medium
Business Meeting


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketJill Stevens, Donna Munroe, and Elaine Ervin

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketMike Brendan

And, of course, the alums still participated in the residency social events so it was like a huge reunion for everyone.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketChun Lee and Mike Mehalek

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketRon Edison and Shara Saunsaucie

The WPF Retreat is held annually and open to all writers, noy just those who graduated from Seton Hill. Next year there's talk of extending the retreat by a day for a Thursday writers' lock in. For more information you can visit the Seton Hill Alumni site or use the follwoign contact information:

WPF Reunion/Retreat
Mary Ross Cox
Seton Hill University
Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601-1599
724/830-1027
cox@setonhill.edu
FAX: 724/830-1858


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketMarge Burke, Ron Shafer, and Milt Anderson


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