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2006 Professional Writing Retreat B

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2006 Professional Writing Retreat B

Editing and Publication

June 22–25, 2006

Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat
Leavenworth, Washington

Writing Retreat B is designed to support writers near the end of the writing process. As in Retreat A, participants will join writing groups, meet with facilitators and guest editors, and spend sustained time working on their writing. To participate in this retreat, writers need to have a completed draft at the time of application. Activities in this retreat focus less on developing ideas in writing and more on revising the presentation of those ideas.

Retreat activities include
  • narrowing down and revising for a particular journal or audience
  • editing for accurate and effective documentation
  • integrating and using sources thoughtfully
  • line editing for clarity, economy, style, and precision.
Participants will leave this retreat with a manuscript ready for publication. Equally important, participants will leave with a set of skills and practices that will enable them to support publication efforts at their local site.

Retreat B is limited to 15 participants.

Please see information on Writing Retreat A, Writing Your Draft.

View photographs from the 2004 Professional Writing Retreat B.

Participation in this retreat is by online application only. The pool of participants chosen will be as representative as possible of the geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the writing project. It will include teacher-consultants and site leaders—kindergarten through university—with a range of writing interests, experience, and content-area knowledge.

Travel and Lodging

NWP will cover the cost of double-occupancy rooms and meals. Participants are responsible for travel costs and incidentals. (Local sites may be able to help with travel expenses.)
Applications are no longer being accepted. To view the original application information, click here.

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