From Start To Finish: On Beginnings, Endings, and All The Words In Between
Featuring Writer-In-Residence Michael Martone
What makes a title tick? What propels a first line to the second? How do you know when you’ve found the right ending, and how do you know when you haven’t? In this multi-genre residency, writers will experience a new model of workshop, one that centers on the writing process as opposed to the product itself. Join acclaimed writer and professor Michael Martone (author of Brooding, Four for a Quarter, among others) for a three-day residency focused on exploring the many facets of prose writing, as well as the larger issues of the genre itself.
Special features of this writing retreat include:
- Guest visit from nonfiction writer and CVWG executive director B.J. Hollars (The Road South, etc.).
- Q&A on Michael's forthcoming book, Brooding.
- A free reading for friends
Michael Martone’s most recent books are Brooding, Winesburg, Indiana, Four for a Quarter, Not Normal Illinois, Racing in Place, Michael Martone, The Blue Guide to Indiana, among many others. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Michael is currently a professor at The University of Alabama.
Click here to read his work.
Retreat Cost and Dual On-site Lodging (shared bath): 440.00 (includes all on-site, chef-prepared meals by Forage/drinks courtesy of The Brewing Projekt, complimentary copies of Barstow & Grand and Wisconsin People & Ideas)
Application Fee: 12.00
Writing Sample Length: 10 double-spaced pages (maximum)
Deadline: May 1