Winter / Spring 2013
"God bless The Writers' Workshop!" - Kurt Vonnegut
Congratulations to our contest winners!
The Renbourne Editorial Agency provides expert assistance with revising and editing your work - memoirs, fiction or creative non-fiction. We use a fine-tooth comb to ready your work for publication, in person or online. We also have writing coaches available to help organize and ready your work for publication, in person or online. In addition, personal tutorials and writing classes are also available. Please contact us at email@example.com, or call 828-254-8111 to discuss our services in further detail.
The Renbourne Editorial Agency is a division of The Writers' Workshop of Asheville, NC, a literary center founded in 1985.
May 15-19: FOLLY BEACH WRITERS’ RETREAT
Join us for our bi-annual Writers’ Retreat at Folly Beach, near Charleston, SC - an ideal place to relax, write and review each other’s work. Carpooling from Asheville is available. The all-inclusive rate (except for meals) is $495 for a private room, or $450 shared. The commuter rate is $55 per day. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 828-254-8111.
Workshop registrations are refundable until a week before the workshop date. We are unable to refund payments for special events such as retreats.
Since 1985, our mission is to provide programs that educate and nurture writers and readers of all ages and backgrounds. We've helped thousands of adults, children and teens improve their writing and reading skills. Our goal is to raise $12,500 this year to continue our award-winning programs in NC, SC, NY and IN; to offer free writing classes to young people in Western North Carolina at area libraries; to give workshop scholarships to low-income writers; and to provide cash awards for our contest winners.
Only your tax-deductible donation will make these worthy goals possible! A donation of $50 or more includes a year’s membership, which entitles you to discounts on all workshops and contests. Donors of $500 or more are invited to meet E.L. Doctorow and Peter Matthiessen in New York Sept. 10-13, 2012. (Please call our office at 828-254-8111 for details, or email email@example.com.)
To donate or to join The Writers’ Workshop, please click on register. As always, any amount would be greatly appreciated!
SEPT.10-13, 2013: MEET NATIONAL BOOK AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS
E.L. DOCTOROW and PETER MATTHIESSEN in NEW YORK
This once-in-a lifetime opportunity is open to contest winners (fiction or non-fiction), as well as contributors of $500 or more. We will spend several hours with each author at their respective homes in Sag Harbor, NY, to discuss writing and have books autographed. For contributor information , please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For contest guidelines, see our contest page.
WRITERS’ MEETINGS in ASHEVILLE
Workshop members are invited to these events free of charge.
Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance: email@example.com - or call 828-254-8111.
Asheville Writers Group meets at our office the first Friday of the month, from 1-3 pm. For fiction and creative non-fiction writers with a work in progress.
A monthly potluck is held on the last Friday of the month, 6 pm, at The Writers' Workshop.
Bring a dish to share, and ideas for writers’ groups, outings, etc.
Volunteers and interns needed! We need your help with updating our website, publicity, and fundraising in exchange for free classes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org - or call 828-254-8111.
Need expert help writing your memoirs or revising and polishing your manuscript? Our editors are available to meet your needs – in person, or online. For details, email email@example.com - or call 828-254-8111.
"The Writers' Workshop is a community treasure that deserves to be nurtured and supported"
- E.L. Doctorow, author of The March, Ragtime, et al.
"I was honored to join Reynolds Price in Asheville to give a benefit reading for The Writers' Workshop!" - Eudora Welty
Please help us achieve our goals for 2011 with a tax-deductible donation. A gift of $50 or more includes a year's membership. However, we're grateful for whatever amount you are able to give! (To donate, just click on "register").
Award-winning writers have supported our programs by giving benefit readings in Asheville, including Eudora Welty (broadcast on N.P.R.'s "All Things Considered"), John Le Carre (featured in The Washington Post), Peter Matthiessen, Kurt Vonnegut, E.L. Doctorow, Sue Monk Kidd, Gail Godwin, Reynolds Price, Pat Conroy, Alex Haley, Don De Lillo - and many others.If you wish to purchase a DVD of these authors’ readings; a Kurt Vonnegut T-shirt; a membership renewal (see renewal date on your address label); or wish to add your name to our stellar contributors’ list, please click here.
Please click here for the Kurt Vonnegut commemorative web page.
See more photos of Kurt at our Photo Archive.
Volunteers and interns needed!
Take free classes in exchange for volunteer hours at our office (or in your home). Please call 828-254-8111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other amenities include:
Extensive book and video library.
Parlor room with piano and pool table.
Home-cooked meals and laundry service.
Computer nook with wireless internet, fax & phone.
For reservations, please call 828-254-8111 or email: email@example.com
The Mountain Muse
If you're planning to visit Asheville, come and stay at our own Mountain Muse Bed & Breakfast, located at 387 Beaucatcher Road. Catering to literary and artistic minded folks, this century-old farmhouse is the ideal place to relax and rediscover your muse. A peaceful place with 3 bedrooms, two porches and gardens, we're only minutes away from downtown Asheville, The Biltmore Estate, the Folk Art Center, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Rates are $75 (single) per night ($90 double), two night minimum. Weekly rates are $375.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation!
The South Carolina Writers’ Workshop can be located at www.scwriters.com.
The Hub City Writer’s Project in Spartanburg, SC can be located at www.hubcity.org
The N.C. Writers’ Network can be located at www.ncwriter.org
Visit the Appalachian Writers' Association at www.king.edu/awa/
The Writers' Workshop is a non-profit literary center established in 1985.
The Writers’ Workshop
387 Beaucatcher Road
Asheville, NC 28805
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